Andrea Mainini

Ares Games has announced that they will be publishing Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles a combat miniatures game set in Battlestar Galactica universe.

The Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles will be based on the TV series and will include both the “Classical” and “Reimagined” settings. The licensing agreement covers both the classic series created by Glen Larson in the 1970s as well as the more recent series developed by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick which ran until 2010.
The new game has been designed by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini, designers of both Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. The game will features miniatures that come fully assembled and already painted. Miniatures will be built into special bases supporting unique game mechanics.
In the game players will take control of one or more Colonial or Cylon ships and face off in both one-on-one dogfights as well as battle through a variety of missions.
The game will be available for preview at GenCon 2018 (August 2-5, 2018) with no firm on-sale release date.

Ninjas have taken over the ancestral lands belonging to the Pandas so its up to the four Panda Clans to reclaim what is theirs. They send out their mightiest heroes to remove the ninja and rebuild their once-magnificent cities. However, only one Clan will be awarded a place at the Emperor’s right hand for their mighty deeds.

In Way of the Panda, players take on the role of the leader of one of the four Panda Clans. Each clan has a Monk, Warrior, and Governor, who will move around the map board defeating ninjas. Once bandits have been removed from the roadways around a city, players start to construct buildings to rebuild the cities. To gain prestige, players have to defeat ninjas and erect buildings. The player with the most prestige is the winner.

Players plan their strategy on the Action Board using a worker-placement mechanism where each new move they make must be more powerful than the last. They spend action points to choose their action to move around the board, build buildings, and train their characters to gain wisdom. If they choose stronger actions they cost more,  and they cannot go back on the Action Board.

CMON have outdone themselves once again with 52 fantastic miniatures (3 Champions and 10 Guards for each of the four clans) and 30 building miniatures. Way of the Panda is designed by Andrea Mainini (Sails of Glory), Walter Obert, and Alberto Vendramini with art by Davide Corsi (Kingsburg 2nd Edition). The game supports 2-4 players, aged 14+, and plays in 60-90 mins. The game is expected to release late May, 2018.

sails of glory

Coming very, very soon…next week from Ares Games is the second wave of ships for 2013’s Sails of Glory.  Sails of Glory is a Napoleonic miniature wargame of naval combat designed by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini.

The 12 new Ship Packs add to the game 36/38 guns “Hebe” class frigates, 118 guns “Ocean” class Ships-of-the-Line, 14 guns “Swan” class Ship-Sloops and 100 guns 1st rate Ships-of-the-Line.

All these 12 ship packs are going to be double-sided, featuring the stats of two different ships on the ship card, base and log.