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Seems to me FI was rushed out because of dropzone

It seems very much that way.

And I know which game has both superior rules and superior models.

PHR Athena. ;)

The only unit that looks good, fit for purpose, and maintains racial style is the Dindrenzi longbow. The rest are pants as far as I'm concerned.

Will wait on the rules, and likely the revised rules before giving it serious thought

I think I'll just stick with the only other 10mm sci-fi planetary assault game on the market.

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It will (as always) depend on the rules, but so far I am very happy with the Dropzone Commander miniatures. The rules look like good stuff - I am especially interested in the redeployment possibilities in a constricted 6 turn game the dropships offer (something quite absent from most other games with transports) - but I want a series of games in with them before I make any judgements. If FI is a dirtside port of the Firestorm Armada base rules, I will probably pass on the game.

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Yeah i wonders if 10mm and 15mm arent too close either. 50% bigger is some degree, but what different war engines have to be seperated on the battlefield beeing "just" 50% bigger. The least sense would make to have the same units in both scales. I mean really who would by that.

10mm for big battles (but I think 6mm is better)

15mm for big skirmishes (W40k-like)

28mm for skirmishes

That's a pretty interesting and ambitious project. Or that was an interesting and ambitious project. I'm afraid that Sparta Studio is only the Spartan Games' Specialist Games where projects have no support and no future...

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Also, it occured to me that once upon a time I said we'd not see F:I for a long time. And that it won't be in 3 scales either.

Cpt. Pugwash, got any of that hat left to snack on? :P

Well it's impossible to be let down absolute cynicism. I'd rather be proven wrong than right when I'm being negative. However it turns out hats aren't too tasty.

I've never played a 10mm or 15mm scale land game before, so want to see the rules and get a feel for how the scaling works before I commit. The other issue I have is that I'm part of very small gaming community, so if the other guys aren't into it then I'm stuffed even if I want to play.

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I also thought 15mm and 10 mm are similiar scale..until I saw this pic. The resin thingy is 10mm heavy mech of some sort. the blue dude is a 15mm scale human being. Similiar scales my posterior. (Pic nicked from TMP)

SCALE.jpg

Here is pic of the same sort of mech next to 10mm infantry. It's clear to me you can have much more toys on the tabletop in 10mm now.

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0159/4298/products/PHR_Starter_Army.jpg?4085

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As it looks now im not going to be interested in both of the new systems. FI ill have to wait for other factions, and even then i dont think ill get it without having players around.

DL i might get one or two showcase minis but i doubt ill play it. I have too many unfinished unplayed games with human-like minis (which are more complex to paint than space ships, and i have enough of them to paint already).

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Just to clarify, that doesn't mean you have to swap out scales mid-game do you? Is it just that you can play in 1 of 3 different modes, with different scales?

I think you just "need" to play the other scale modes if you want a complete campaign experience.

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Yeah i wonders if 10mm and 15mm arent too close either. 50% bigger is some degree, but what different war engines have to be seperated on the battlefield beeing "just" 50% bigger. The least sense would make to have the same units in both scales. I mean really who would by that.

I guess we can just wait and see.

Btw. the adress as well as the phone number of both studios are the same.

I think 10mm is because those tanks and APCs are supposed to be REALLY big, DW big. 15mm will be for vehicles more in a WWII/40k size, I believe, specially considering that 28mm will be on the skirmsh size.

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I believed they went with 10mm instead of 6mm because of cost. I would think with 10mm you would have a better chance of using resin with the miniatures. With 6mm wouldn't that have to similar to micro armor and made with pewter? Also I haven't seen a micro armor battle played for about 8 years.

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Funny how so many people are posting about a competitive games system without getting warnings

Er...have I missed something? I am an infrequent frequenter of this forum but I didn't know we were forbidden from posting about the competition (which is what I assume you mean, unless Spartan has taken a rather radical approach to the competitive vs casual debate lately :) )

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Er...have I missed something? I am an infrequent frequenter of this forum but I didn't know we were forbidden from posting about the competition (which is what I assume you mean, unless Spartan has taken a rather radical approach to the competitive vs casual debate lately :) )

I believe he meant 'competing' games systems. ie: those in direct competition with Spartan's products.

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So what are the Aquans going to have for land units, mobile fish tanks?

Lol

Actually, if you read the Aquan fluff the main race (they are several different species from several different worlds that make up the Sebrutan) are the Tritoni which are basically humanoids that are fully amphibious at home equally in air and water (they have gills and lungs). They're about 2 meters tall on average and have long fingers that are webbed. Many parts of Aquan ships are actually air based, not just fully water (engineering, gunnery, guest quarters). Heck, it's even implied that Tritoni women are hot :P

That being said, I'd picture an Aquan ground based force as being mostly mechanized-living war machines with small numbers of pure infantry - based on their fluff and how their ships operate so few assault units. So lots of hovercraft and 'tanks' mixed in with a few elite battle suit type wearing units.

Of course, the nice thing about having a tie in to a sister game system is that you can change things around. In an infantry based system where moving around large but powerful ships isn't an issue their advanced laser tech could make them a long ranged sniping race or they could stick with the established game feel and give them hard as nails vehicles with shorter ranged guns. It's an open field in a universe like that.

Imagine hovertanks that look like Tsunami-inspired ships or huge walkers that are crab-like or anything else organic. Lots of fun possibilities that go beyond the standard VToL and tank look. Same for the Relthoza where you can have hoping massive waves of shadowy buggers.

Mind you, I understand why they'd want to launch with Terran/Dindrenzi the sort of classic matchup it's just that those are both kinda boring (well to me).

It will be fun to see where they take it.

Zak

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Mind you, I understand why they'd want to launch with Terran/Dindrenzi the sort of classic matchup it's just that those are both kinda boring (well to me).

I completely understand why they've gone for the Terran/ Dindrenzi pairing, but I also find it hard to get excited by the two most generic sci fi factions in the game.

I'm a tread head. I have tank army from the other game with space marines that is nearly at regiment strength. I have enough generic toy tanks not to want more unless they really push my buttons. The Terran tank looks like its came out of halo (I think they call their tanks scorpions). I have no love for the halo franchise, it's one of the few things that's more willing to flog a dead horse than a jockey in the grand national.

I don't think I'm going to be an early adopter for FI. The pictures of the DL minis from fencing have me much more excited. I was all but resolved to buying into dust until I saw the level of detail the 28mm vehicles. It's a pleasant relief to see designs that aren't all parodies of real life armour.

I'm reserving judgement on FI until I see more of races and more pictures of the minis at the scale that I'm likely to play.

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Lol

Actually, if you read the Aquan fluff the main race (they are several different species from several different worlds that make up the Sebrutan) are the Tritoni which are basically humanoids that are fully amphibious at home equally in air and water (they have gills and lungs). They're about 2 meters tall on average and have long fingers that are webbed. Many parts of Aquan ships are actually air based, not just fully water (engineering, gunnery, guest quarters). Heck, it's even implied that Tritoni women are hot :P

That being said, I'd picture an Aquan ground based force as being mostly mechanized-living war machines with small numbers of pure infantry - based on their fluff and how their ships operate so few assault units. So lots of hovercraft and 'tanks' mixed in with a few elite battle suit type wearing units.

Zak

I imagine they have a lot of Terquai mixed into their ground forces as well.

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Heck, it's even implied that Tritoni women are hot

It;s implied all tritoni are hot. Well, as a general idea, I'm sure there's plenty of fugly ones too. But yes, there must be hot male tritoni too, otherwise the Dindrenzi propaganda of "THEY BE TAKING OUR WIMMINZ" doesn't make much sense. Not that it does in general, the poor illiterate hicks.

advanced laser tech could make them a long ranged sniping race

Not in any atmosphere worth mention. Especially not for aquatic race...I imagine they'd rely on rocket and missile systems in atmosphere, with short-ranged lasers (to keep the theme). Makes sense when you can breed your own munitions with hunter instincts.

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for the love of rense I do remember those!!!!!!!! Everyone I asked about those said they had no idea what I was talking about to the point I thought I was going mad and they didn't exist. Course it didn't help that I couldnt remember the name.

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