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A Sky Full of Ships

A Sky Full of Ships

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All Ships to Battlestations

Instead of just being a mere captain of a few ships, wouldn't you rather take the place of an admiral, commanding during those great fleet battles, those most dramatic of moments when entire empires stood or fell. If so, 'A Sky Full of Ships' just might be the rules for you. Using simple, fast-moving game mechanics, ASFoS attempts to portray the important aspects of huge fleet engagements without becoming too bogged down in time-consuming detail. They're for those players willing to sacrifice some complexity to achieve a fast-moving, playable, and most importantly, FUN game.

The generic nature of the rules will allow you to play in whatever setting you prefer, using any starship miniatures from any background at all. Invent as much or as little of your own universe, or borrow from the scifi background of your choice. These rules will work equally well for either.

All that is required for play is included in this single 40 page book - ship design, basic movement and combat rules, optional rules such as electronic warfare, special weapons and technological levels, as well as scenarios, sample fleets and more.
Admiral, your fleet awaits.

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November 17th, 2013
Nice set of large scale Space combat rules. Runs smoothly, plays quickly and has loads of fan created ships for Babylon 5, Star Trek (all eras), Battlestar Galactica, Starblazers, Full Thrust and more. Big thumbs up from me! [...]
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May 19th, 2007
Decent set of rules for large-scale battles, but lack of chrome in the basic rules might turn off some players. Though the advanced rules have plenty of options, they're an odd assortment of stuff. Fighter rules were particularly confusing, unfortunatel [...]
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March 5th, 2007
Very cool ruleset for fleet-action games. Comes with full ship-creation rules, and a relaxed attitude. QUALITY: Very Good VALUE: Satisfied [...]
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July 3rd, 2006
ASFoS is the best large fleet action game I have played. The rules are easy to understand and rely on simple mechanics for gameplay. There is heaps of support for the game at the yahoo group and various websites. The rules are generic enough to adapt [...]
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Silver seller
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Pages
40
Edition
1.0
Publisher Stock #
HPG001
File Size:
1.47 MB
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June 14, 2006
This title was added to our catalog on June 14, 2006.
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Hardpoint Games
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