čtvrtek 4. září 2014

Battlestar Athena - BSG 5150 fighter command project underway

This the Commander. Moments ago, this ship received word of a Cylon attack against our home worlds is under
way. We do not know the size or the disposition or the strength of the enemy forces, but all indications point to a massive assault against Colonial defenses. Admiral Nagala has taken personal command of the Fleet aboard the Battlestar Atlanta following the complete destruction of Picon Fleet Headquarters in the first wave of the attacks. How, why, doesn’t really matter now. What does matter is that as of this moment, we are at war. You’ve trained for this. You’re ready for this. Stand to your duties, trust your fellow shipmates, and we’ll get through this. Further updates as we get them. Thank you
 - Commander Adama prior to fall of Twelve Colonies

Since arrival of my Battlestar Galactica model and Colonial and Cylon fighters i begun working on Battlestar Athena project, this is very ambitious project since i working on my own (most of my projects was jointed with some other fellow players but this time i building everything by myself hoping somebody will join to play but now it is meant for solo play)

I will be playing 5150 Fighter command ruleset from Two hours games , unlike other space dogfight games, FC are played with Capships as well as with fighters , and it is more like scifi show than portraing hypothetical future space combat - As i would call it RPG with fighters and cruisers - or it this case with Battlestars. I wrote something about this project earlier but in short i presume that me (and maybe i will teach some friends who also watch the show to play) will take roles of Flight leaders of BSG Athena durning attack on Colonies and maybe sometime after.(Athena is on anti-pirate mission in Zodia asteroid field and is planned to have CNP installed after return - that is why is immune to Cylon virus attack)

Capt. Thesseus „Dagger“ Cottle and 1st Lt.Obit „Sentry“ Storm(piloting assault viper) escorting Heavy 568
but enought talk about story and game system and look into miniatures.
I started project with simple thing 2 Vipers one Mark VII and one Assault Viper (I will be using Mark III Viper model because they look cool in grey) i also aquired few Firestorm Armada models which i will press into service as random civilian and military space crafts (also two shield cruisers which will be representing Cylon transports)

 i thought it will be hard to assemble Battlestar. But then i put it together in one evening. She is long 33,8 cm which means she is really beast and with comparsion with other ships i have she have really power effect - but it also bears one bad thing as any BSG players would say one Battlestar isnt just enough and iam still looking for Moebius Mercury class Battlestar. Still unpainted but here she is

Last thing is new one - for game i would need bad guys in this case Cylon Raiders - here is first two but i have more on table including some Heavy Raiders
And in the end some FSA ships in comparsion shots with Mark VII

Cylon Transport
Random Transport Ship
Colonial frigate
Patrol Cruiser

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