It’s up, and for sale at Wargame Vault.
So Jump War is now Starships, or Purple Fuzzy Monster’s Starships, if you’re not into that whole brevity thing. I’ve got a page for it on the web site here.
I’m demoing it at Kingdom Con in San Diego on Friday (April 25th) from 2–6 pm in the main hallway, and again on Saturday from 10am – 6pm (minus a lunch break at 1pm).
The plan is to make the rules available via Wargames Vault just before the con. Optional personality cards should be available about a month after that.
For those folks who are wondering why I’m not posting quite so frequently, let me reassure you that the Purple Fuzzy Monster is still working away on Jump War. The basic problem was that I was spending an awfully long time writing battle reports, and not enough time doing the last bit of playtest on my rules.
Which is a good thing, too, because the scenarios needed a rewrite. When the designer is reading stuff he wrote, and wondering, “what did I mean here?” you know it’s time to rewrite your scenario rules.
The other announcement is that I’ve got a table reserved at Kingdom Con, so have a deadline to get everything put together so that folks who can make the demo can download copies of the rules afterwards.
Today’s battle recounts yet another Eldar Corsair port strike. (You think that’s what Eldar do?) The location is Neptune (the big blue gas giant), and one of its moons is being played by Encedalus. The Octan Station is orbiting Encedalus, and the Mauridians sortie in defense. As usual, click on the pictures for higher resolution.
The Second Coalition War continues, as the Kharadorn Royal Navy attacks the Octan Station orbiting Mars. Defending against (fictional) Kate’s attack is (fictional) Camille and her Chaos fleet. As usual, click on the thumbnails for more detailed pictures. (The quality this time is a little worse than previously seen, as I’m working with a new space, and had to retouch pretty much every picture I took.)
The Second Coalition War begins with fictional Ivan (leading an Imperial fleet) escorting four freighters into La Grange past a raiding Directorate fleet led by fictional Dan. La Grange is orbiting Julana, a garden world that looks suspiciously like Titan.
This is the Convoy scenario tree, running along the Blockade fork because Ivan won fleet initiative.
This is the first Port Strike that’s shown up in the Jump War campaign playtest, and it involves a classic match-up between raiders and builders: in this case, Eldar Corsairs and Imperial ships from Battlefleet Gothic.