Direct Massive Fleets in Epic Tabletop Sci-fi Battles Based on the Award-Winning Videogame Series
Modiphius Entertainment, a world-class tabletop publisher and creator, is taking the wraps off Homeworld Fleet Command, a new tabletop miniatures boardgame set in Gearbox Entertainment’s Homeworld Universe. The game puts would-be admirals in charge of Kushan or Taiidan fleets fighting it out in epic 1-4 player galactic battles where it’s victory or death.
Developed in secret by Nick Fallon (Airfix Battles, Kung Fu Panda, and Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish) and Modiphius CCO Chris Birch, the game has been cleared to leave the scaffold! Inspired by the mechanics of the Airfix Battles Introductory Wargame, Homeworld Fleet Command promises simple fast gameplay showcasing huge battles between squadrons of fighters, corvettes, frigates, destroyers, and fleet-busting capital ships.
Modiphius Entertainment plans to launch Homeworld Fleet Command through a crowdfunding project in the second half of 2022. Backers can expect to get the base game and expansion that offers new ship models, campaign play, ship upgrades, new game mechanics, and much more.
“Homeworld was one of those incredibly memorable moments in video gaming, with huge mind-blowing starship battles and an epic storyline,” said Chris Birch, CCO and Founder of Modiphius Entertainment. “I’ve always wanted to bring that feel to the tabletop, but do it in a way that led to fast and sometimes vicious battles that had a visceral feel but didn’t take days to resolve.”
“Modiphius’s initial pitch was simple and compelling – massive fleet battles that can be played in an hour, all themed around Homeworld,” said Sean Haran, Chief Business Officer of Gearbox Entertainment. “The entire team’s love and enthusiasm for the franchise and this game was contagious so the decision was easy to work with Modiphius on it. We are proud and excited to announce Homeworld Fleet Command to the world and look forward to revealing more in the coming months.”
Features of Homeworld Fleet Command:
- A 10-part campaign that will take players from the first fighter skirmish to epic battles such as Return to Kharak, Supernova Station, and Tenhauser Gate.
- Step-by-step scenarios that make it easy to jump right into the shoes of an Admiral and gradually learn the core game mechanics as the size of your fleet increases.
- 101 plastic ships in the base game including the iconic Mothership, 48 fighters, 24 Corvettes, 24 Frigates, 2 Carriers, and 2 Destroyers and 1 mothership. The expansion adds another 100 ships to grow your fleet.
- Solo rules that let one person play either side against a determined opponent or up to four players can share the command.
- Multiple copies of the game can even be combined to create epic fleet battles!
Fans looking for more information about Homeworld Fleet Command can sign up at https://www.modiphius.net/pages/homeworld-fleet-command
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About Modiphius Entertainment
Modiphius is a British entertainment publisher working with global creative talent to develop unique creative properties. We publish roleplaying games, boardgames, miniatures, novels, cool accessories, and more. Our aim is to inspire those who read, play, or encounter our work with tales of heroism, adventure, and courage.
As well as our own IP: Achtung! Cthulhu, Modiphius has also published other major licensed properties including Star Trek Adventures the roleplaying game, the Fallout Wasteland Warfare wargame, the Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms miniatures games, the Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim The Adventure co-operative board game, along with the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium, Homeworld, and Fallout 2d20 roleplaying games.
About Gearbox Entertainment Company
The Gearbox Entertainment Company, LLC is an award-winning creator and distributor of transmedia entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld, which it distributes across the world. Gearbox Software is a developer of interactive entertainment based in Frisco, Texas. It was founded in 1999 by game industry veterans, and its first release was Half-Life: Opposing Force. Gearbox Publishing was established in 2016 with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The Gearbox Entertainment Company is a proud member of the Embracer Group AB family of companies, which is publicly traded at Nasdaq First North (EMBRAC B). For more information, visit www.gearbox.com.
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