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Starships Set
Publisher: Arion Games
by Harald S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/18/2009 12:59:47

When it's about Starships (Spaceships / Spacecraft or whatever you like to call them) it has to be about variety. And that's what you'll find here! Different sizes, shapes and colours! What You make of it depends only on your imagination. Concerning the gripe I read elsewhere about missing instructions I can say two things: 1-these miniatures are so easily constructed that instructions seem superfluous 2-if you really want instructions, they are available for free (just read the product information) If you want more Spacecraft of an excellent design I recommend the Pulp Sci-Fi set!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Starships Set
Publisher: Arion Games
by Daniel S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/18/2009 15:28:10

For starship combat enthusiasts, good paper starship minis can be hard to come by, and this is by far the best set I've purchased. The Starships Set provides a wide variety of ships both large and small, with nice art and solid craftsmanship. The minis can be easily cut out and assembled, and the Powerpoint version allows you to easily customize the sheets to print out whatever combinations you want, as well as resize the minis themselves.

This set has only a few small shortcomings:

1) It lacks even the most basic instructions. These minis are not at all complicated, but even a sidebar to eliminate the guesswork would have been nice.

2) The copy claims you can assemble them as flats, A-frame or triangular format, but the minis themselves only come in one format -- so if you want flat counters, you'll just have to print off the whole thing and then simply lop off the unused portion of the mini. This is kind of wasteful, and seems like it could easily have been remedied by just adding a sheet or two of flat counters.

3) If you want to fit your minis to a standard hex grid or battlemat, you'll have to shrink them in the Powerpoint presentation and do some legwork -- the PDF versions are nice, but too big unless you're using rulers or tape to measure distance.

4) The larger minis have an assembly issue in that the back end folds down too far. It can be corrected by snipping off the end, but this seems like a clear error that should probably be addressed.

I originally gave this set four stars, as overall I think it's very good, but on attempting to assemble a couple of the larger minis, I have to downgrade to 3 stars. This is a good set that could really be great, and it's a bargain at the price, but it could use a little work.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Starships Set
Publisher: Arion Games
by Markus F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/18/2009 05:13:51

Another quality product of Arion games!

This set is useful for firefights in space, to keep track of chases and dogfights, the models being too small for individual characters. It doesn't contain any battlemaps for boarding maneuvers, so for that you'd have to look elsewhere.

The designs are varied. If we're talking starship classes, I'd say there are 5 or 6 small fighters, 3 or 4 medium figthers or bombers (really depends on where you draw the line), 15 freighters or large fighters (perfect for a group of player characters), and 6 large battleships.

In general, the models are different enough to give the sense of being built by different cultures. That holds especially true for the largest ones - which could each be easily the main battle ship of 6 different spacefaring cultures or races.

Excellent, excellent set. Now I'd like the same for sailing ships or for steampunk boats! :D



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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