Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1st Battle Rep. - Battle of Despayre

So this weekend we recreated the Battle of Despayre.  The "As Canon" battle didn't seem very fun to run, so I tweaked it a little bit.  In this scenario, the Death Star's Superlaser is still not functional, and its protective fleet has been scaled back to one Imperial-class Star Destroyer, one Victory-class Star Destroyer, and a Strike Cruiser.  The Rebel fleet was increased to one Lucrehulk, one Dreadnought, a Medium Transport, a CR90 Corvette, and a Consular-class Cruiser.  All the Death Star did was disgorge 4 squadrons of TIE fighters each round until it ran out (in the 3rd round).

 Here's the set-up.  We fielded pretty much every fighter I could explain as being used at the time (~ -0.1 to 0 ABY) plus some TIE Interceptors (which Ijust pretended were prototypes guarding the Empire's most important project).  That's the MicroMachines Death Star I in the background.  It unfolds into a whole playset; much cooler than the MicroMachines Death Star II (bottom of the page) that we also had as kids.  This one isn't as big, but it's an actual sphere, not just a round front and flat back.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mon Cal reinforcements have arrived!

Well, it took a while, but I've finally finished my new Mon Cal ships.  They've been done for a while, but I needed to finish up a last base for one of the MC80's.

Three Liberty-type MC80's (one of them the wingless variant) and two MC40's.  The MC80's were purchased from here.  I liked the ships, but thought the wingless variant available looked too much like Home One, so I just got three and ground off the wings off one (besides, I think I really like the look of the shoulders left behind from the wings).  The MC40's are the MicroMachines Mon Cal cruiser.  They're hard to get now, so I just molded the one I already had.  

My whole Mon Cal fleet as of now.  Also pictured here are the WotC Home One, MC80, and two Viscount-class Star Defenders.  The smaller silver ship is my original MicroMachines Mon Cal cruiser.  I think the paint job turned out good on all of the ships I did.  Not as busy as the WotC ones.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gratuitous fleet shots!

So, I realized I don't have any full fleet pictures up, so here they are (by faction).  Keep in mind that I usually also use certian ships for other factions, when it makes sense (such as VSD's for the Republic, and V-19 Torrents for the Rebellion, etc.)

The Empire

The Rebels


"Other" - usually pirates.

New Stuff - 2/6/12

Ok, well...New Ships!

Some MicroMachines I recently got.  From R to L: A Turbostorm Gunship (really just a wacky space micromacine i had, but whatever...  It looks enough like a Skipray Blastboat to work), a Skipray Blastboat, the Lady Luck, and a Nebulon-A.  What's a Nebulon-A, you ask?  It's a made-up precurser ship to the Nebulon-B, slightly weaker, and used durring the final days of the Old Republic.  It's actuall the Botany Bay, but I saw it and could only think that that is what a Nebulon-A would have looked like.