Since it is based on the same system as Uncharted Seas, if you have played that, you have almost played Firestorm. The basic rules are very easy to learn, although once you attempt to read the attack craft section your head will explode.
I got the impression both games would be very similar but I haven't played either so no help there
The rules section did seem okay for the most part but there were parts to it that looked like the were a bit of a mind bender, especially attack craft and point defence.
[/quote="eckythump"]Overall I do prefer it to BFG as it does play fast, looks impressive (the battleships are HUGE
) and never bogs down as BFG is sometimes does.
I know of 4 people that play it (including myself) so as far as my knowledge goes, it isn't that popular.[/quote]
I am a big fan of alternate activation games so that is a definit plus. Those battleships are pretty damned massive I will admit. TBH I've never really noticed BFG get too bogged down other than by not knowing the rules that well.
How big would a standard game be (eg the 2k of warhammer, 1500 for 40k etc)? Flicking through some of the book it seemed to suggest a starter set was about 1/2 the points cost of a standard game, though I might be misreading it. How differently do the different fleets play? They all seem to have access to the same basic ships (from a brief look over with no idea what stats are like), do the different factions feel very different or do they feel pretty similar just with different models?
Lastly would there be anychance of getting a demo game up and running? My usual haunt is TGA central but I'm sure something else could be arranged.