Rogue Stars

Mr Steinberg and I now have the new Rogue Stars book from Osprey in our hands after well timed Christmas presents. I even managed to sit in the lounge and read nearly all of it one chilly afternoon, accompanied with a Gin and Tonic.

roguestarsMy first thoughts are that it is a very detailed game with models able to perform an almost endless list of actions. With only four to six models per side, I can see why it needs to be detailed, but I hope it does not slow it down too much.

Using a D20 to resolve actions gives a good range from a critical success to an abject failure, the failures usually mean some extra nasty self inflicted effect.

There is plenty of weapons and equipment options for the models so it should be easy enough to select a few models from the Loft Full Of Lead and create some profiles for the first few games.

It does not look like I will be using four old classic Space Marines though, as they would be too many points. Perhaps an Inquisitor squad may be possible.

For the first game, I think I will keep it to a few generic sci-fi models and see how it goes.

In the meantime, I found this You Tube guide…

Rogue One

I went to see Rogue One, A Star Wars Story. A great Star Wars war movie, reminds me of Saving Private Ryan in space. Intense and brutal.rogueone
The massive space battle beats anything done in Episodes I, II or III. The ground battles on some idyllic beaches were equally epic and rival the great assault on Hoth.

Considering it has only been out for a few days and we went on a Saturday night, why was the cinema so empty?

The Data Lives

After picking up a SATA cable from eBay for a couple of quid, I have installed my disc drive into another PC and can now access all my stuff again!

I still have to get the other dead PC fixed and trying to get it done this time of year is not ideal.

At least I can finish writing up my Steam Wars rules and get them as finished as possible for our Christmas game.

It’s Dead Jim

I have been having a bit of computer trouble recently, my main super duper kick ass desktop has blown its motherboard. Again.

As my better half has been using the other system for a very important paper she is writing, I have not been doing much, other than taking out the hard discs from the dead system and trying to access the data. I have backups but they were a few days old when the systems failed and I had been writing loads into my Steam Wars rules and I really don’t want to write it again.

Ho hum, I hate computers sometimes…