At the end of the year Ares Games is planning to release Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles, it’s Sci Fi-take on the successful Wings of War formula. After the initial announcement of the game back in April it became a bit quiet around the game, but with GenCon not far away Ares Games has finally published more details about the game:
Welcome to Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles, the new miniature board game created by Ares Games, launching at the end of 2018.
In Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles, players take control of Colonial and Cylon spaceships and face each other in furious dogfights and daring missions, piloting beautiful pre-assembled and pre-painted miniatures, faithfully representing the spaceships from both the Re-imagined and Classic versions of the shows.
Designed by Andrea Angiolino (Wings of Glory, Sails of Glory) and Andrea Mainini (Sails of Glory), the game uses a unique game system, inspired by its “glorious” predecessors, but at the same time featuring many new features, to represent the cinematic, yet realistic space battles of the show.
Initial releases in December are the Starter Set with four miniatures (two Colonial Mk. II Vipers and two Cylon Raiders) and everything you need to play them. The Vipers and Cylon Raiders will also be available in Starship pack to expand the Starter Set forces.
For the beginning of 2019 there are more packs planned:
They (the Viper and Raiders) will soon be followed by new additional packs, featuring Raptors, Heavy Raiders, Viper Mk. VIIs, and more. Each spaceship will release in a “standard” version, and in special variants including the markings of specific pilots and his or her pilot and skill cards. Look out for Scar’s Raider, Starbuck’s Viper, Boomer’s Raptor, and more!
Link: Ares Games announcement