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What is the Admiral's Challenge?

Postby Yar on Fri 14 Aug 2009 05:49

Subject line pretty much says it all. Thank you.
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Re: What is the Admiral's Challenge?

Postby Cralis on Fri 14 Aug 2009 16:39

Admiral's Challenge is a strategic system designed to mimic games like Federation and Empire, but with Starfire.

You start with a hexboard (for example, one corner of the system map, or an interception hex if you have one) and you place stars. Then as you build ships they go on the map and you move, explore, etc. When ships move into hexes with enemy ships or populations then combat ensues.

It was designed for simplicity and short strategic turns. Its not a bad system if you like strategy games like that.

Marvin created it, so we'll probably have more information. Marvin?
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Re: What is the Admiral's Challenge?

Postby 1967fortwolfgang on Thu 22 Oct 2009 08:42

Can supply be traced through a starless hex?
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Re: What is the Admiral's Challenge?

Postby Cralis on Thu 22 Oct 2009 10:26

Yes, as long as you control the hex. If you haven't explored it, or if someone else controls it, you can't get supply through it.
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Re: What is the Admiral's Challenge?

Postby Kurbul on Sat 08 Mar 2014 21:42

Is Admirals Challenge a stand alone game?
Can it be played without getting other products?
i read something like "in ultra this rule meant this..."
would i need ultra to play Admirals Challenge?
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Re: What is the Admiral's Challenge?

Postby Cralis on Sun 09 Mar 2014 02:06

Kurbul wrote:Is Admirals Challenge a stand alone game?


No. It was a new concept for campaign play that Marvin Lamb created. It is basically playing the campaign on a hex map where each hex is considered a star system.

Can it be played without getting other products?


Not the current versions, no.

i read something like "in ultra this rule meant this..."
would i need ultra to play Admirals Challenge?


There are three versions of Admiral's Challenge: one for CLASSIC STARFIRE, one for GALACTIC STARFIRE, and one for ULTRA STARFIRE. I believe if you purchase Admiral's Challenge you get all three versions. However, you will need the appropriate tactical and campaign rules for the version you want to play to go with it.
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