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We've got a few pictures from last night's playtest of Hostile Takeover.

If you enjoyed last year's game, How the West Was Eaten, then Hostile Takeover will be right up your alley.

Sorry, there's no church to burn down this time…  <_<

 

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There's another playtest on Sunday, should be some more fun pics shortly thereafter.

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Those the Bulldogs?

 

Great looking board. Love the diamond plate floors.

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Those the Bulldogs?

 

Great looking board. Love the diamond plate floors.

 

Those are indeed the Bulldogs.  :wub:

 

Thanks, Brad has been working very hard putting the ship together and there's going to be a second one too. :ik_oops:

The diamond plate floors are (iirc) Hirstarts.

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This game is one of my primary sadnesses for missing the con this year. I had such a blast at y'all's table last year, and the concept for this game--the flying back and forth between ships--sounds like loads of fun (and rife with opportunity for some shenanigans, even without a church). The ship looks great, too. Can't wait for more pics!

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Gamers are clever folks, we'll find something to burn down!

 

Very cool looking game, I'm looking forward to it!

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Very nice. There may not be a church to burn down, but it looks like there's a fusion reactor core there in the back just ripe for somebody to send into critical overload. Just sayin...

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Please tell me there's a scream mechanic!!!!

Lol. There are characters with special rules. No scream mechanic but you will find things to make life "interesting" for the other players ;)

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Here is a picture from our play test yesterday.  This is a squad of Bulldogs.  They are slow with heavy armor and powerful weapons.  Basically, they are tanks that can help a team control choke points.

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This next squad was inspired by the Terminator movies (we assume the sculpts were as well).  These combat drones only have one mission: destroy the opposing units as quickly as possible.  There weapon is pretty good at cutting through armor and, when they are shot down, they have a chance to self repair and get back up the next turn.

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Finally, here is a sample panel from one of the space ships.  Dan created the etching file from Brad's sketches.  We found out that if we spray paint the MDF before etching, we can get a finished product off the machine.  We are looking at ways to make building kits out of these tiles.  We got the mottled effect by using 2 different spray paints at different intensitites.  We were sure if it would translate to 28mm scale but are happy with the results.  The only thing we will be changing up is making some additional resin features to make the tiles pop out.

 

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Finally, here is a sample panel from one of the space ships.  Dan created the etching file from Brad's sketches.  We found out that if we spray paint the MDF before etching, we can get a finished product off the machine.  We are looking at ways to make building kits out of these tiles.  We got the mottled effect by using 2 different spray paints at different intensitites.  We were sure if it would translate to 28mm scale but are happy with the results.  The only thing we will be changing up is making some additional resin features to make the tiles pop out.

 

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Why do resin? Wouldn't an overlay done in a thinner material cut on the laser work just as well? I'm intrigued by this concept as well. My issue with most "starship tiles" are that they always have these huge hallways like your in a space station and often I want to create something smaller like the classic scout ship from Traveller.

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We will do overlays when appropriate. When we would do resin is when the piece has a rounded or organic look to it - like the lights shown on this tile. I love the creativity of MDF kits. What I don't love is when these kits try to emulate a rounded or uneven feature. I think taking the best qualities of both rain and MDF will make both shine even more.

 

Or I'm on crack....

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