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Author Topic: (Commercial) Modiphius 5 Parsecs: Tactics Big Battles  (Read 1061 times)

Offline zemjw

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(Commercial) Modiphius 5 Parsecs: Tactics Big Battles
« on: June 22, 2024, 04:21:45 PM »
No longer a small skirmish game, it has graduated to the big board :D

https://modiphius.net/products/five-parsecs-from-home-tactics

Pre-order for the book (expected August shipment), immediate PDF - £35 UK

Guess I'd better get back to painting up the figures I bought for Xenos Rampant before being distracted by a shiny bit of string ;D

I do like the sound of
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Tactics is also a stand-alone game, yet fully compatible with 5PFH, with rules for transferring characters and events between the systems.

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SCALE UP YOUR CAMPAIGN!

Unleash bigger battles, wider conflicts, and new stories, spanning solo, head-to-head, and campaign play in this completely stand-alone scenario-driven variation of the popular Five Parsecs from Home tabletop game.

Tactics takes adventure wargaming from starports and back alleys to the battlefields of Unified Space. This scenario-focused version of Five Parsecs from Home is all about creativity:

The 212-page, full colour, Royal-size (15.6cm x 23.4cm) hardcover features:

    Play solo or with friends, in single games or campaigns, with or without a Game Master.
    Make your own scenarios for the troops you choose, playing games your way.
    Tactics allows you to take Five Parsecs beyond small skirmishes to multi-unit battles: Big tanks, big monsters, big events, and platoons of troops slugging it out.
    Features an array of troops, characters, creatures, and situations.
    Packed with random tables to keep you facing the unexpected.
    Tactics is also a stand-alone game, yet fully compatible with 5PFH, with rules for transferring characters and events between the systems.

MULTIPLE GAME MODES:

CAMPAIGN GAMING

Great for individual battles, Tactics is even better for campaign gaming.

    Play battles that feed into each other, creating an overarching storyline.
    Multiple scenario types, from skirmishes to grand battles and evolving objectives.
    Story Event Generation table.
    100 scenario seeds.
    Advancement system allowing troops to gain experience as well as your favorite characters.
    More detailed advancement system to create exciting stories with the potential to surprise you at every turn.

PICK-UP PLAY

Enjoy one-off battles between multiple players:

    Points-built armies.
    Army building guidelines.
    Suitable for friendly club tournament play.

SOLO GAMING

Combat rules include ‘AI’ mechanics for solo play, managing the enemy while you command your own forces.

    Game Mastering advice for objectives, side plots, complications and scenario components.
    Solo campaign rules to allow vast story arcs.
    Scenarios and options aimed specifically for the solo experience.
    Expand solo play to two or more people on the same side against the AI enemy.

THE COMBINED GAME

Or simply blend the options! Play a friend head-to-head, continue your story in a solo campaign, then join up again for a Game Mastered scenario... all in the same storyline! A group of friends could even run a shared story in separate parts of a much larger conflict.

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Re: (Commercial) Modiphius 5 Parsecs: Tactics Big Battles
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2024, 04:55:21 AM »
I am very curious about this game.
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Re: (Commercial) Modiphius 5 Parsecs: Tactics Big Battles
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2024, 09:13:57 AM »
Interesting.
A definite use for those boxes of SG Troopers I keep buying.
Hopefully North Star will a) stock it, and b) have some deals on suitable armies (beyond the existing Xenos Rampant ones).

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Re: (Commercial) Modiphius 5 Parsecs: Tactics Big Battles
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2024, 03:34:05 PM »
Is it by Sorenson? I didn't see his name on the book.

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Re: (Commercial) Modiphius 5 Parsecs: Tactics Big Battles
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2024, 03:44:58 PM »
Is it by Sorenson? I didn't see his name on the book.

Yes, it is.

He's very active on the farcebook group, lots of clarification, which is nice.

Offline Psychopomp

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Re: (Commercial) Modiphius 5 Parsecs: Tactics Big Battles
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2024, 02:12:17 PM »
Has anyone seen a review of this based on the PDF that comes with the preorder?

I have a keen interest, but I'm also packing up my hobby stuff for a move that won't be sorted until well after the release date, so I'm holding off.

 

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