The Merchant War is the first supplement for Iron Stars. Herein you will find much to expand upon the basic Iron Stars game, including:
- A detailed history of the Merchant War of 1908-1909 between the United Kingdom and Austria-Hungary;
- The introduction of fast attack craft and His Majesty's Space Station Celestial Queen;
- One dozen new ship designs, including the German ?thermarine and Austro-Hungarian Sternmarine;
- Six new scenarios covering actions of the Merchant War;
- More information about Martians by the best-known chronicler of the Invasion, H. G. Wells;
- Additional rules for combat, including crew casualties and searchlights;
- New special equipment, such as machine guns and poison gas;
- Errata for the original Iron Stars rulebook; and
- Rules for including freighters and Q-ships in your games.
In addition, The Merchant War
includes counters for the ships involved in the scenarios provided and an additional mine template.