MagazineSci-fi news

Just in | Library of scifi news


Rockets due to fly in new sci-fi space combat

12/12/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Flash Gordon in the USA - or Buy Flash Gordon in the UK

author pic

Hydra Miniatures are planning a new science fiction game called War Rocket, to add some pulp sci-fi space combat action alongside their range of cute 32mm pulp SFF figures. Flash, arrhhh, he'll zap every one of us.

War Rocket's rules are being designed by Dave Pauwels and will focus on smaller spaceship missions in the style of Flash Gordon, Dan Dare and Buck Rogers. War Rocket will aim to be a mission-centered game with each player in control of no more than a dozen sparking rocketships.

3D designer Phil Beauchamp is creating the miniatures and their masters are being output using a 3D printer. Metal castings will then be made from these resin masters. The scale of the rockets is approximately 1:285 (or 6mm) and most spaceships will be one to three inches long. They'll be some larger battleships that will be 4-5 inches long.

There's four factions in development: Galacteers (Galactic Space Patrol), Imperial Forces of Marduk the Tyrant, Zenithian saucer-men, and Space Pirates/Marauders.

Coming soon(ish) over at

Magazine > Scifi news

Just in | Library of sci-fi news

Add daily news updates to your own web site or blog - just cut and paste the code below...


The all-new SFcrowsnest is now running at This is now the archive for pre-2012 content. Nothing new is being posted here.

Magazine Articles

- Features

- Movie/TV Reviews

- Book Reviews

- News

- E-mail magazine

- Encyclopedia

- Other formats: Kindle, Nook, Sony Ebook, iPhone & iPod


- Top books

- Top movies/tv series


- SciFi @ FaceBook

- Steampunk @ FaceBook

- Us @ Google+


- Search site

Reader Tools

- RSS news feed

- Facebook page for SFcrowsnest

- Twitter page for SFcrowsnest

- Google toolbar for SFcrowsnest

Webmaster Tools

- Add our content feeds to your site