Factions for Knight Hawks

jedion357's picture
February 6, 2011 - 8:29am
i was thinking that with the board game we could institute and optional rule where the faction of the player plays a part.

Space Fleet- all ECM missile warheads get a +5% bonus due to cutting edge tech

Elite militia- most highly trained- gets a few extra levels of skill to spread among its officers

poor militia- none standard strap on surprise "red neck engineered" onto the outside of hull (roll on table to determine what) this is done on an individual crew basis and it fragile, not endorsed by higher command (though not condemned if it works) and random with a possibility that a ship gets nothing.

Sathar- no life boats or pods, extra telemetry links for control more missiles

pirates- extra asset that they pressed into service (maybe an armed boarding shuttle for each ship) but all ships are at -5% DCR due to poor maintenance and parts availability.

corporate: cutting edge tech but lower skills?

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

TerlObar's picture
February 6, 2011 - 10:22am
I like this as well.  The details will depend on the final system we end up with.  This is actually a third area, we already had the boardgame variations and the construction system.  This adds the campaign level considerations.  It can bleed over into the boardgame but isn't necessary to play it.
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jedion357's picture
February 6, 2011 - 12:52pm
I was just thinking along the lines of setting up a game with 2 or 3 friends and tweeking each group on the table to be a little different. so I was thinking along the lines of one off games but you are right of course that this could have campaign consideration. and that the final system will need to be in place before this is finished
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Putraack's picture
February 6, 2011 - 1:34pm
As a Star Fleet Battles player (dozens of empires, thousands of ships!), I endorse the proposal to allow differentiate between factions/fleets, or even classes of ship.