Saturday, May 8, 2010
Future War Commander by Peter Andrew Jones, Specialist Military Publishing
So I finally broke down and picked this up, just got it in the post today (err, the day I typed this). Thanks to Jason picking up my Arcane Legions loot not too long ago, I was able to juggle some funds. It's not the cheapest rulebook, but from everything I've read from other players, it does seem to be the 'new hotness' so to speak in large scale, manageable sci-fi.
Many things attracted me to FWC, the first of which is 'buildable' units using a points system. This way I know I can use pretty much whatever kind of models I get my hands on. If I don't feel like working the stats up on my own, there's TONS of pre-statted armies in the book covering many, many of the major sci-fi manufacturers out there. There's also included variant rules for skirmish scale conflicts, and I believe no less than twelve scenarios. It's also full color, came with a separate reference sheet, blah, blah, blah. I'll do a proper review soon.
With the sun setting on my Vikings, it's time to switch gears to the next project in the queue. If I'm not mistaken, it's 15mm sci-fi...hmm, the timing here couldn't be better!