|A shiny new Battleship render for a shiny new race.|
It's always an exciting time when a game system announces a new race or faction to play with. That's exactly what Spartan Games have done recently with the announcement of a new race the Oroshan. I haven't really played any of the spartan Games systems recently, but a few friends of mine are still deeply involved with Firestorm Armada in particular. I personally want to start getting more games of Dystopian Wars in because I've enjoyed the game I have played of that. I have to be truthful and say that Firestorm Armada had slipped totally off of my gaming radar, so it's perhaps timely for me that Spartan have reminded me that I actually own a lot of stuff for this game already, and perhaps I should dig it all out again.
Any way, as for the new race the Oroshan they're apparently a deadly alien race... a quick question, why are they never ineffectual and lame these alien races? Any way I digress. According to the blurb this race are a bunch of nomadic wandering ass hats. Going around strip mining planets of their resources as they go because their own corner of the galaxy was destroyed by a supernova. While that is indeed a major bummer it doesn't really give them the right does it to act like intergalactic locust? But hey I guess if they've got the ships and guns to back up their aggressive intent then might is right. Right? I'm probably babbling now, so here have a look at the pretty looking renders:
|Mmmmm... doughnut ship! This is a cruiser apparently, not a sugary fat filled treat.|
|An up-skirt shot of the sexy new Oroshan cruiser|
|Gratuitous close up shot of the Oroshan Battleship, leaves nothing to the imagination!|
|Another close up. This time of an Oroshan's ring. I'm honestly not trying to make this sexual!|
|Finally we have nice big round lovely pair of... Frigates!|
Evidently the digital sculptor at Spartan Games had a box of doughnuts next to him when he was designing the Cruisers. I can also confirm I totally want some bloody doughnuts right now, so thanks a lot Spartan Games, there goes the chuffing diet. Apart from that I actually like the design ethic behind these ships. It's also worth pointing out that although there are some quite tight design 'motifs' that hold the range together, they aren't actually all the same shape. I know that an awful lot of people have criticised Spartans Design brief in the past for simply having a large, medium and small version of the same ships in effect. Well these guys are certainly a break from that 'tradition' and as such they deserve a pat on the back for listening and producing a nice looking bunch of ships with extra variety. Peace out!