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Iron Stars Rulebook

Iron Stars Rulebook

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Queen Victoria is dead.

The Martians have been defeated.

The Space Race has begun.

Iron Stars is a game of space combat in an age of steam and steel. Set in a fictional universe based loosely on the writings of H. G. Wells and other fantasists, it provides a back story and ship designs from an alternate history in which the Martian Invasion actually happened, the ether is all-pervasive, and Cavorite is a reality. But, as with Starmada and other Majestic Twelve Games products, the focus is on players' imaginations; a clear and concise ship construction system is provided so you can pit your own space dreadnoughts against the likes of the Royal Navy Ether Squadron or the German ?thermarine.

The rulebook includes five (5) sheets of full-color cardstock counters and one (1) sheet of transparent templates.

In addition, Brigade Models will be releasing a complete line of miniatures to support Iron Stars.

Please note that the print-on-demand edition does not include the ship counters or templates. However, these can be downloaded for free from our web site:

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April 25th, 2007
A very interesting setting, well-written. My gripes are minor: I would have liked to have the guns noted by size, not just damage, as it would add color. More seriously, I would like rules covering their mounting, as far as turrets, position, etc. O [...]
December 17th, 2006
Pre-World War 1 history as it might have been if Cavorite and Ether ships had existed. Great concepts and ideas. The ship counters are easy to print out, cut out and put together. Wonderful product for those who like alternate history. QUALITY [...]
February 23rd, 2006
I cannot reccomend this game highly enough! The simple mechanics easily integrate steampunk sci-fi and fleet actions seemlessly. This is a true gem, and I hope more gamers will come to discover this incredible game. LIKED: Ease of play, [...]
February 12th, 2006
I picked this up on a lark, based on the qualitied of the Starmada game. I had only a passing interest in the period, but after sitting down with the book, found it very engaging. Good period flavor, a nice selection of ships, and a relatively easy [...]
November 26th, 2005
These rules are a great addition to my colection. I enjoy the period. The art work is very nice. QUALITY: Very Good VALUE: Very Satisfied [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on May 26, 2004.