Sunday gamekmanderson | November 10, 2010
Will and I played our first game of War Rocket on Sunday. It was a lot of fun. I took pics, but the ships were in various stages of painting, so I’ll hold off posting any for now.
We played probably the two most opposite forces in the game. The imperial forces with their high armor and low maneuverability against the Zenethians with their ‘Eldar-like’ movement rules and puny armor.
Good rolling on both sides eliminated the Zenethian Grade 3 ship and one of the Imperial Grade 2 models early on. Most of the rest of the game was a dog fight with the grade 1′s. (there was one Grade 2 imperial left, but he couldn’t maneuver for a shot to save his life.) In the end the Imperial forces proved too tough for the Zenethians. Will got shots most every turn, but had trouble penetrating the armor. A bad decision on Will’s part to hold movement for most of his fleet left him vulnerable for a stunning shot on his Grade 2 and then a killing shot.
The rules are quick and easy to pick up. The soul of the game is the different movement abilities for the races. It really makes the different races unique and adds a lot of strategy to the game. I’m looking forward to running some scenarios now.