It has been 9 years since I final wrote a few Robotech/Macross board sport on this web site, and I really feel like that’s far too lengthy, so fortunately I’m getting the prospect to revisit the topic with a brand new tabletop expertise.
This is the promising, if additionally cumbersomely-named Robotech Macross DOG FIGHT- The Miniatures Game, one of many first main items of licensing to reach since many years of battle over the collection’ rights had been put to mattress final yr.
While the final sport I wrote about was a squad-based techniques expertise, this one attracts a lot of inspiration from titles like X-Wing and Wings of War to make a dogfighting sport that’s little nearer to what we’d anticipate given the supply materials.
Here’s the official description:
Experience the Robotech universe like by no means earlier than. In this revised model of our traditional sport, gamers assume the roles of mecha pilots in command of Veritechs, Battlepods, or Destroids entrenched in a fast-paced, high-speed fight encounter.
Players recreate the extraordinary, acrobatic battle scenes discovered within the unique Robotech animated present by using programmed motion, secret actions, and numerous weapon playing cards.
In addition to the character-based fighter fight there are additionally floor and ship-based mechs that may take part, in addition to capital ships, together with the centrepiece SDF-1. And whereas it borrows this style’s now-established system of mapping out a flight path on the board with arrows, I really like how this sport is simulating elevation by truly permitting for “steps”, which may go over or underneath different gamers.
This isn’t truly a new sport; it was launched final yr in a less complicated kind, permitting for under 1v1 dogfights, however the group went again to the drafting board and got here up with this revised version, which blows the variety of models in fight out to 50, and has gone to city on a few of the miniatures, together with a 15cm SDF-1.
As an unlimited Macross fan I’m tremendous eager to test this out…every time it truly ships to prospects (there’s a tentative launch date of December 2022, however the board sport enterprise is nonetheless deep in pandemic hell). It’s at present operating a Kickstarter marketing campaign which requested for $75,000 and has already blown proper previous that, sitting at $135,000 with 13 days left to run.