Astra Titanus

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Astra Titanus is a solitaire space opera wargame of mighty fleets against one alien robot.

Astra Titanus

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"Astra Titanus delivers hex and counter space war action. It presents a classic wargame and story theme using intuitive, well-explained mechanics. The card driven AI is excellent and a great solution to figuring out how the bad guy will act that can be so challenging in many solo games." - Daron Patton (RPG.net)

Chris Taylor's Astra Titanus is a solitaire game of space opera battles featuring fleets of highly advanced military starships that are dwarfed by a single alien robotic ship - a Star Titan.

At the end of the Exodus Wars - the first interstellar battle between four post-diaspora star empires - a gigantic alien war machine devastated the frontier worlds. The war-weary militaries of all four empires joined together as one and sent massive fleets of capital ships and escorts to the beleaguered frontier worlds at faster-than-light (FTL) speeds.

The Titan is controlled by cards that determine movement, special weapon use, and targeting priorities. The human ships "jump" across space using FTL drives. There are energy beams that shatter small moons and missiles that accelerate to a substantial fraction of c, the speed of light.

As Admiral, you must send your sailors out into the void against the overwhelming might of the Astra Titanus!

Game Components:


•   One 6-page, full-color Rules booklet with examples of play
•   One 11" x 17" paper game map
•   Four 8½" x 5½" status boards
•   20 Titan Control cards
•   40 5/8" square, two-sided unit counters
•   28 5/8" round markers
•   20 1/2" square, two-sided missile counters
•   One 4-page full-color scenario booklet
•   Polybag packaging and component storage

Credits:


Game Design and Documentation: Chris Taylor
Development: Alan Emrich
Graphic Design: Scott Everts
Unit Art: Abraham Katase
Playtesting: Art Bennett, Michael Bourgeois, Scott Everts, David Finnigan, Fiona Finnigan, Kameron Gibson, Lance McMillan, Jason Rider, Nathaniel Taylor, Diane Upshaw, Oliver Upshaw
Proofreading: Hans Korting, Leigh Toms, Gary Sonnenberg, Ian Wakeham

Game Resources

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Game Data

Number of Players Solitaire
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 45 minutes
Difficulty 4
Solitaire Suitability 9
Designer Chris Taylor
Developer Alan Emrich

Reviews

Astra Titanus by Cody Carlson (Deseret News)
Astra Titanus is a great game that forces the player to make tough decisions. With its easy-to-learn rules, fans of solitaire wargames or great space opera themes will no doubt have a field day with Astra Titanus.
Astra Titanus by Daron Patton (RPG.net)
Astra Titanus delivers hex and counter space war action. It presents a classic war game and story theme using intuitive, well explained mechanics. The card driven AI is excellent and a great solution to figuring out how the bad guy will act that can be so challenging in many solo games.