Very simple space ship combat.
Use a hex map (large hexes) with a starfield background.
10 and 6 sided dice are needed.
Ship figures and stands are needed.
The Micro-Machine Star Trek line works nicely.
BASIC MILITARY HULL
Every military ship has the following basic features:
10 Hull points
In the Basic rules every ship has 5 additional systems.
Roll 5 times on the System table to see which systems a ship has.
1 Phasers (or cargo bay if playing with fighters)
3 Photon Torpedoes
8 Security Team
9 Cloaking Device
0 Elite Crew
Phasers: Range = 6. Damage = 1D6. Hits on roll of 5+.
Phasers can be fired into a 120 degree arc in front of the ship.
Photon Torpedoes: Range = 4. Damage = 2D6. Hits on roll of 7+.
Torps fire in a straight line.
Drives: Each level of drives can be used to move a ship one space forward
or make one 60 degree turn per turn.
For each Drive add 1 to the ships initiative roll.
Shields: Attacks that do 4 or less points of damage are negated.
Attacks that do 5+ damage are negated, but destroy a shield.
Armor: Each level of armor gives the ship 10 more hull points.
Scanners: Each scanner gives one attack per turn +1 to hit.
Security Teams: Each security team can attack one adjacent uncloaked
ship per turn that has no shields.
Roll 1D6. On a roll of 1-2 the team is destroyed.
On a roll of 5-6 the target ship is destroyed.
Cloaking Device: A ship may decide to cloak for the turn.
Cloaked ships cannot attack. Cloaked ships are -3 to be hit.
A ship will only ever have 1 Cloaking Device. Reroll duplicate rolls.
Elite Crew: For each elite crew add 1 to the ships initiative roll.
Each elite crew allows the ship to attempt to evade 1 attack per turn.
The target attack is evaded on a roll of 1-3 on 1D6.
Each side should have an equal number of figures.
Or each side should have an equal number of constuction points
if using the advanced rules.
Each turn has 4 phases:
1 Cloak Phase
2 Initiative Phase
3 Move Phase
4 Attack Phase
Ships with cloaking devices may cloak.
Each ship rolls 1D10.
This is the ships initiative number.
The ship with the lowest initiative moves first.
The next lowest moves next and so on.
Reroll tied initiatives.
Only 1 ship per hex.
The ship with the highest initiative attacks first
The next highest attacks next and so on.
For each attack roll 1D10. This is the To hit roll.
Phasers hit on a roll of 5 or more.
Torps hit on a roll of 7 or more.
Scanners & cloaking modify the To hit roll.
Security teams may also attack.
If an attack hits, a ship may try to evade if it has an elite crew.
Security teams may be evaded.
If an attack hits, and it is not evaded, roll for damage.
Shields will absorb damage.
Too much and the shields blow (are destroyed).
If the ship has no shields, each point of damage destroys one hull point.
If a ship has negative hull points, every phaser hit it takes requires 1 roll on the
Critical Damage Table. Torp hits require 2 rolls.
CRITICAL DAMAGE TABLE
1-2 1 Weapon system destroyed (reroll if none left)
3-4 1 Drive destroyed (reroll if none left)
5-6 Warp Core
7-8 Life Support
9-0 Super Structure
If the Warp Core is hit twice the ship explodes.
If Life Support is hit twice the entire crew is killed.
If the Super Structure is hit twice the ship breaks apart.
BASIC RULES SAMPLE SHIPS
Ship Name: 5 Additional systems
The Courageous: Shields, Torps, Security, Drives x2
The Victorious: Scanners, Armor x2, Shield, Elite Crew
The Noblesse: Elite Crew, Shield, Torps, Drives, Scanners
The Atlantea: Phasers, Drives, Shields x2, Cloak
The basic military hull is worth 2 construction points.
Each additional system is 1 construction point.
Small ships have 0-3 additional systems.
Corvettes, escorts, gunships, raiders
Medium Ships have 4-6 additional systems.
Destroyers, frigates, cruisers
Large ships have 7-10+ additional systems.
Battle Ships, capitol ships, dreadnaughts, carriers
BASIC COMMERCIAL HULL
The basic commercial hull is worth 2 construction points.
10 Hull points
3 Non military systems
Non military systems include: Cargo bays, Science Labs,
Mining equipment, Passenger accommodations, etc.
SPACE STATION HULLS
The basic Space station hull is worth 2 construction points.
Space stations have no drives
20 Hull points
4 Non military systems.
All weapons mounted on Space stations fire out of any arc.
The basic fighter hull costs 2 construction points.
They have 1 hull point.
Any roll on the critical damage table will destroy them.
They have 5 drives, 1 phaser, 1 elite crew
Up to 5 fighters can be carried by a ship for every cargo bay the ship has.
Fighters can have a maximum of 3 additional systems
SPACE CRUISER VARIANT MATERIAL
Rules Supplement by Andrew Wilson
Extra Rules by Geo Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Custom Version by Rabbidgerbal@aol.com
Space Dreadnaughts Tabletop General