Type “S” Scout/Courier is the first spaceship battlemap from Scrying Eye Games’ new series Scrying Eye Shipyard and is compatible with the Traveller system. It is a fairly straight forward, beautifully detailed, and perfectly laid out spaceship that can easily be used for multiple system.
The details of the interior are crisp and clear and attention was paid to the grid by perfectly placing it so the central “walkway” lines up right where it needs to be. This ship accommodates four perfectly with seating in the command section along with four separate staterooms. Each necessary room is there and an overview pointing out the different rooms is included in the back. In addition to the detailed interior, an overlay of the exterior is included. Plus there is a civilian air raft and turret controls. It’s not very big but it truly is designed perfectly.
If Type “S” Scout/Courier is any indication of future battlemaps in this series, then I truly look forward to future releases. While it’s designed for use with Traveller, the standard 1″ x 1″ grid (or 25mm) makes it usable with many other systems.
Publication Quality: 10 out of 10
This battlemap is laid out perfectly and includes the interior, exterior, and overview. One key item to the layout is how well the grid is laid over the actual interior details – it matches perfectly.
Visual Appeal: 10 out of 10
Type “S” Scout/Courier is visually stunning with not only excellent details but everything placed in a logical location making the entire ship even more stunning to look at.
Desire to Use: 10 out of 10
This spaceship is very valuable for in-game use in Traveller and other systems that utilize a 1″ x 1″ grid like Savage Worlds or even Dark Heresy. The only catch is that it’s designed for four characters to use, but this could easily be worked around. It truly has a variety of uses within almost any sci-fi game system.
Overall: 10 out of 10
Type “S” Scout/Courier is an excellent battlemap for anyone looking to add a small spaceship to their adventure or campaign. Regardless if you’re using miniatures or not, you can use this to explain the action going on and allow the PCs to interact with their surroundings. I definitely recommend using this.