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.
My 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…