View Full Version : Theeeeeeeere's Klingons on the starboard bow...

24-10-2011, 11:21
Whipped these little fellas up yesterday for our first game on Tuesday. 'Startrek Starfleet Captains'. latest clix board game offering from Whizkids. The rules look lots of fun and the minis are pretty cool, will let you know how we get on. Will try and remember to get some in game pictures too as it's all played on a random hex set-up as you explore space all the classic trek things are there including tribbles!
Looking forward to the predictable expansions!


The federation, all different ships, some of the classics there including Voyager, enterprise, yosemite, excelsior. Each ship has it's strengths whether it be science, exploration or war

The Klingons have 5 major ship classes covering WAR, WAR, WAR and the science of WAR

24-10-2011, 11:25
Close ups of the Federation stuff, really enjoyed painting 'em


24-10-2011, 21:37
Theres a defiant and birds of prey.. I'm a happy man :D

Looking forward to seeing more of this

24-10-2011, 22:49
Those are nice, do you know if they are ever going to release the ships seperately? I'd love to do a fleet of Excelsior class ships (Akira and constitution class are nice as well)

Whitwort Stormbringer
25-10-2011, 23:35
nice paint-jobs! I've been wanting to pick this game up, but $$$. One day.

26-10-2011, 10:57
What do the models look like unpainted?

26-10-2011, 16:57
Saw you post these up on FOD, I love the paintjobs, Bulldog! Care to share?

Man... And I've been strangely pining for Star Trek recently too... I would be very happy if you're able to post up a battle report or something :)

26-10-2011, 18:12
This is sweet. I'm looking forward to some action shots too. Incidently, if anyone is interested in Trek ships, check out
for most Federation and Klingon ship classes, in 1/7000 scale. That site is really difficult to navigate, but eventually worth it.

Also, those paintjobs are absolutly amazing BulldogUK.

26-10-2011, 21:57
Hmm those bases, they seem to have markings of a sorts? Is this for 3d space battles?

27-10-2011, 14:28
Cheesyrobman, just plain one tone grey for the feds and green for the klings mate

Malika, they are from Startrek fleet captains, a clix game of combat and exploration, plays beautifully too, will post up a few in game shots next time round.

paint jobs are simple, for the feds, black base, airbrush grey then white and line in the details with a brush simples! surprisingly theraputic painting these little chaps too :D

Klingons same deal except of course replace the white/grey with a green of your choice and liking

16-02-2012, 16:26
Any advice for painting the Federation ships? I'm thinking of trying A Call to arms:Star fleet, starting with a federation squadron http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/miniatures/ctastarfleet/squadron-box-1-the-federation.html and was just wondering if there are anyhints/colours you would suggest ect, especially non airbrush ones. Anything happened with them recently?

16-02-2012, 17:15
Wow nice ships :)

Every since star trek onlin became free to play ive become transfixed with the universe again :D

Currently watching the entire voyager series (yes entire...) good stuff :)

Dident know theres a tabletop game though... Does it play somewhat like BFG or something? (wouldnt know how else...)

29-02-2012, 03:02
Dident know theres a tabletop game though... Does it play somewhat like BFG or something? (wouldnt know how else...)
There are currently at least five tabletop Star Trek games. :p

Star Fleet Battles (Amarillo Design Bureau) - The oldest ST game, originating pre-movies, pre-TNG. Uses a sheet with a graphic representation of the ship printed with boxes for various systems (some systems, like engines, start with multiple boxes) which are marked off as they are destroyed. You also have to manage energy generation (engines and reactors) versus expenditure (weapons, shields and other systems) Started out as a "pocket game" sold as a small booklet in a zip-lock bag, its grown into a monstrous 3-ring binder of rules, ships and scenarios. The incredible depth and complexity is both is strength and weakness. Great for one-on-one or small squadron games, but quickly grinds to a halt on larger fleet games. ADB also manufactures an extensive line of plastic and metal miniatures for the game.
Federation Commander (Amarillo Design Bureau) - A simpler version of the game, set in the same "Star Fleet Universe" as SFB. Uses a simpler version of the ship display sheets. Works with larger squadrons but still a bit cumbersome for larger fleet battles.
Star Fleet Armada (Majestic 12 Games) - This is a licensed version of ADB's "Star Fleet Universe" ported over to their own Starmada game system. Currently available as a set of four different stand alone supplements (Kingon Armada = Klingon, Federation, Tholian, Orion, Kzinti; Romulan Armada = Federation, Romulan, Gorn; Alien Armada = Tholians, Neo-Tholians, Seltorians, and Orion Pirates; and Distant Armada = Hydran Kingdom, WYN Cluster, Lyran Empire, and the Lyran). Note that a number of these are original races created by ADB for the Star Fleet Universe. This game is much more streamlined than SFB and better suited to larger games.
A Call To Arms: Star Fleet (Mongoose Publishing) - Another licence from ADB, this one uses Mongoose's own proprietary rules system. I've not tried this one yet, so I can't comment on it. Mongoose makes its own set of resin miniatures for the game, in a slightly different scale than ADB but with (IMO) much better, more modern sculpts.
Star Trek: Tactics (Wizkids) - The newest ST game, uses the "clicky base" system developed and refined in any number of other 'clix games (Heroclix, Mechwarrior: Dark Age, etc.). This is the only one that includes material from the movies and newer TV series. This game also represents the third set of miniatures (plastic) which from what I've seen are not bad looking sculpts with typical "pre-painted" paint jobs.

There was a sixth game system published by FASA with an associated line of metal miniatures, but both are long OOP and hard to find these days.

So, if you are a Star Trek fan, there are plenty of gaming options for you! :D

31-01-2013, 11:16
There is this one too mdauben which as far as I am aware is slightly different from the standalone Heroclix Tactics version? The boxed game version presents a big slice of exploration and colonization as well as combat, all my friends have agreed this gives it a very nice Startrek 'exploration' feel as the universe your fighting in is very interactive :)

Anyhoo on to more funky stuff!

Romulans join the Starfleet collection!

Here is what you get in the box, plenty of new cards, tokens and ships of course! The ships come unpainted in a green (perfectly usable as is) plastic, they are painted in the picture below btw!

The full Romulan Fleet (painted)

The expansion covers the same mix of support, science and warships as the main game although looking at some of the stats I would say the Romulans sport some devastating Warships!

The opposing fleets to date, Romulans, Klingons and the Federation

Easy E
31-01-2013, 20:06
NIce, do they have a height/altitude metric in this game or is it 2D?

31-01-2013, 20:48
NIce, do they have a height/altitude metric in this game or is it 2D?

The actual tiles represent vast areas of space so its not really practical or necassary to represent any form of height. The clix method is great for tactical combat though as it allows you to go to yellow and red alert as an action for instance thereby shunting power to systems that you think might need it most at that precise moment, some real 'ALL POWER TO SHIELDS' moments to be had! :)

02-02-2013, 21:01
Saw both of the boxes in forbiddon planet today, and I did think about it, how good would you say the game itself (really nice models aside) was like? And what was the quality of the models?

03-02-2013, 18:06
Must have somehow slipped in under the scanners first time round - brilliant ship painting - do you have any "before" pics?

05-02-2013, 10:32
Must have somehow slipped in under the scanners first time round - brilliant ship painting - do you have any "before" pics?

Sorry mate no, just google the game however and you should get some pics up. The ships come in a plain plastic with clear stands. Feds in white and the Klingons and Romulans in different shades of green

Saw both of the boxes in forbiddon planet today, and I did think about it, how good would you say the game itself (really nice models aside) was like? And what was the quality of the models?

We all love it, really grasps that Startrek exploration feel with the added bonus of blowing the ***** out of each other! You can assign crew members to your ships, etc and the command cards offer some great tactical options. Each game is also different as the tiles are placed randomly. Big thumbs up from me ;)

05-02-2013, 20:01
Is it possible, if you have the models, to play the feds as a proper fleet rather then a mix mash of ships?

07-02-2013, 17:00
Now do some Borg!

18-06-2014, 09:31
Hate to engage in threadomancy but these are fantastic! Care to share what green you used on the Romulans? I'm about to paint my own and yours are the closest I've seen to what I'd like to achieve.


19-06-2014, 16:37
Malika, if you skip down a little in this section of the forum there is my Star trek Attack Wing thread, Borg are beginning to appear there!

Weasal, just choose a dark green base coat then highlight with Tamiya olive green, adding white as you go until your happy :)