In today’s installment of the Jump War playtest reports, the Eldar Corsairs strike at another port, this time an Octan station orbiting Titan. The station will be defended by elements of the Terran Republic Navy. As usual, click on the pictures to see high-resolution versions.
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.
The next in our campaign playtest series is a Fleet Engagement between the Kharadorn and the Terran Republic Navy, fictionally led by Kate and Terry, respectively. Unlike the fleet engagement between Camille and Zed, this one takes place around an unpopulated gas giant (Njirana) with three moons.
Kate and Terry roll fleet initiative to see what kind of fleet engagement it is. Terry wins the roll, so (because she’s the defender in this case) the engagement is a set-piece.
Kate sets up on one side of Njirana:
In order to generate a whole bunch of games in order to test scenario balance and the campaign rules, I’ve started running a campaign solo with eight fleets. This is the first battle, where I discover that an iPhone might not be the best tool with which to take pictures.