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Star Fleet Battles: Module W—Space Battle Maps - Comments?

 
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ericphillips
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:09 am    Post subject: Star Fleet Battles: Module W—Space Battle Maps - Comments? Reply with quote

I am looking for a better map. While I like the panels, I think I'd rather have a larger map. I am looking to get a nice one, but, you know, money is an object.

So, I see that some stores still have Star Fleet Battles: Module W—Space Battle Maps in stock for $10 to $15. The description give the sizes, and the hexes are good for using the large tokens.

Does anyone know what the map is like? Is it thick, like the original SFB folding map? Or is it thin?

And what about the planet tokens that come with it? Are they thick like the tokens.

Should I grab it, or should I not? Opinions?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric, it's been a long time since I owned a copy of Module W, but IIRC the map is thick and good quality, and the counters are the same as the 1" counters in Federation Commander.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: Star Fleet Battles: Module W—Space Battle Maps - Comment Reply with quote

I just bought Module W, so I will try to answer your questions.

ericphillips wrote:
I am looking for a better map. While I like the panels, I think I'd rather have a larger map. I am looking to get a nice one, but, you know, money is an object.

Note that the map is divided into 2 sheets. (That may or may not bother you, but you should know that in advance so you’re not disappointed.)

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Does anyone know what the map is like? Is it thick, like the original SFB folding map? Or is it thin?

Very thick. And glossy.

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And what about the planet tokens that come with it? Are they thick like the tokens.

As far as I can tell, the cardstock front and back covers that show planets are “the planet tokens that come with it”. I guess you are supposed to cut them out? Definitely not as thick as counters—I’d say it’s at least 110 lb cardstock (glossy), but it’s not cardboard.

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Should I grab it, or should I not? Opinions?

It is definitely worth the $13.95. From what I understand, it is the equivalent of 24 of the mounted panels, which, at $4 a pop, can add up real quick...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric:
The cardstock in Module W is virtually identical to the cardstock in the SFB map.
I've got several of them, but I modified them and then laminated them to increase their durability.
I have one set that is regular open space...
I have one set that is now an asteroid field...
I have one set that is now "Blackfoot Pass"...
and
I have one set that is now configured for the "Maze of Asteroids" Scenario.

I also have two or three sets that are still un-laminated. When assembled, they provide a "Standard" 42x30 hex SFB layout using the larger hexes.
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ericphillips
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all. I think i will order up the map!

Hey Scoutdad: can you put up a pick of these specialty maps?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do so this weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another excuse to use that fancy new camera... Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

djdood wrote:
Just another excuse to use that fancy new camera... Wink

Actually... My daughter and I finally assembled the 10x4 conference table in the game room last night - so I took a photo of it.

But it looked lonely, so I sat up a Fed Comm 3x4 panel map on it...
That looked lonely...
So I sat up a Module W map on it...
That looked lonely...
So I added a second, Mod-W map...
Still looked lonely...
So I added a third map to the table.
Finally - it almost filled the table. Wink
I took some photos and will post them later...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to it!
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