Last Updated 5 July 2017.
These are images of a game of Power Projection that my gaming group held in February 2013.
The starship miniatures are from Ad Astra Games, while the 15 mm figurines are mostly from Martian Miniatures. The cardboard figurines are either Cardboard Heroes from Steve Jackson Games or various internet sources such as Wayne "Scarecrow" Peters' site.
The Deep Space game mat comes from Hotz Mats, an excellent Canadian company that produces a range of full-colour felt battlemats (and other accessories) for shipment worldwide. Eric Hotz has been an artist and illustrator for over thirty years, and produces beautiful products. Each one is hand crafted and therefore unique, and they can even be custom-made to order. Check them out!
Thanks go to Craige "Duke Craig" Cook, Noel "Deep Trader" Kelly, and especially Sean "Spaceresearcher" Curtin for refereeing, taking the photos and hosting the game at his house!
The images come in three sizes: click on the images to rotate through small, medium, and large!
Pre-battle, the Beowulf ventures tentatively onto the battlefield
Setting up the combatants
Noel (L) muses over the dispositions of his Zhodani force, while Craig and Hyphen (R) set up the Imperial juggernaut in a field of scattered rulebooks and other paperwork.
The plotting thickens...
The Imperial forces plot their moves, measuring and setting up movement markers in preparation.
First moves... moved!
The pieces are finally in motion.
The Zhodani Point Of View...
A close-up of the Zhodani line-of-battle.
The Imperial Point Of View...
And here's what it looks like from the other side.
Zhodani Front Lines
Lots of Zhodani - and notice the captured Azhanti High Lightning-class - those cheeky Zhos!!
Imperial First Fire (aka Crossing Off Those Pesky Zhos)
Noel crossing off starship hit boxes as the result of Imperial firepower!
Plotting The Imperial Missile Swarm
Hyphen uses a measuring tape to place LOTS and LOTS of Imperial missile markers!
Beowulf To The Rescue!
Post-battle, the Beowulf ventures onto the battlefield again, this time in search of survivors. Shown are a Beowulf-class miniature next to a 3D cardboard model of the Beowulf's bridge, with 15 mm figurines on board.
Survivors On The Bridge
Overhead close-up view of the Beowulf's bridge, with our intrepid 15 mm survivors.
Beowulf and Bridge (mid-shot)
Overhead mid-view of the Beowulf's bridge, next to a Beowulf starship miniature.
Beowulf and Bridge (long-shot)
Overhead view of the Beowulf's bridge, next to a Beowulf starship miniature, pulled back far enough to see how they are placed on the battlefield.
Alell Down Starport and capital city Lucifer (Exit Visa scenario)
A 3D model of the Beowulf's bridge has "landed" at Alell's starport, and sits next to 3D cardboard buildings, yellow coloured paper building markers, and various other items representing antennae and other building structures. In the distance another section of the board represents a portion of Lucifer, the capital of Alell. Over twenty 15 mm figurines (mostly Martian Metals) and Cardboard Heroes are liberally scattered across the landscape and buildings, all in preparation for playing one of the most fiendish Traveller scenarios - Exit Visa!
Alell Down (Exit Visa scenario)
Side-on view of Alell Down starport battlemap, showing another aspect of the various building structures. Scattered across the map are over twenty figures of both types (metal AND cardboard!), all awaiting contact with our intrepid adventurers. Not shown are the mountains of red tape the adventurers are required to cut through simply to obtain an Exit Visa!!
Alell capital city Lucifer (portion)
View of the far end of the Alell battlemap, with 3D cardboard buildings, and yellow coloured paper building placeholders representing structures in a portion of Lucifer, the capital of Alell. Scattered acrosss the map are a bunch of 15 mm figurines, ready for our intrepid adventurers to meet. Will they ever get off the planet? Only time (and our referee) will tell!
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