Dominion!

As promised I finished my Dominion fleet on wednesday, in time to play a game that night with the club. I say with the club and not in the club as it took 8 of us to play the game it was so big. The fleet is composed of 1 Battleship, 4 Battlecruisers, and 50 Attackships which are mounted magnetically to litko fighter bases allowing them to represent up to 300.


The battle saw the battleship, 4 battlecruisers, and 72 attackships face off against a combined Federation/Klingon fleet composed of 1 Galaxy, 2 Nebulas, 1 Akira, 1 Defiant, 6 Excelsiors, 1 Negh'Var, 4 Vorchas, 2 K'Vorts, and 36 Birds of Prey.

The Dominion Side

The Alliance Side

It didn't take long for the crowd to find other uses for the Battleship

The game began with both sides starring each other down from far beyond weapons range. The Dominion advanced together with their attackships forming a screen far out front. The Federation in typical style held back and advanced slowly. Meanwhile the Klingon flank accelerated to the max. It was on the third turn of movement that the Klingons held true to fashion, left the Federation behind and tactically FTL'd half their fleet, including the Negh'Var into point blank range with the Dominion.

The Jump Complete

The Klingons sit at point blank range

The proceeding weapons fire from the Klingons was most pathetic and not worthy of Kahless (consistent bad rolling) but the Dominion gunners earned their pay and nearly ripped the Negh'Var in two. With the largest Alliance ship damaged, two Dominion Attackships saw their opportunity and attempted a Ram of the Negh'Var.

Here We Go!

Both captains convinced their crews (not hard when they are Jem'Hadar) and initiated their run. The Negh'Var was given a chance to shoot them down and failed miserably as it was engrossed in damage control. The two attackships ripped through the hull of the massive Klingon ship and it broke apart in the silence of space.

The Negh'Var is gone, as would the two K'Vorts soon enough

Attackships race past the Klingons

The fighting on the Dominion left flank would continue for another two turns in which the Klingon fleet was destroyed save for a few birds of prey and all but one battlecruiser and a Cardassian Galor survived amongst the Dominion. Notably two Vorchas were boarded by Jem'Hadar and their crews wiped out leaving prizes of war.

The flank is nearly empty

The remaining Birds of Prey swarm the last battlecruiser on the left flank

It became apparent that this was a wash and the real battle was about to begin. Conveniently, once the Klingons had been eliminated, the Federation chose to perform a tactical FTL jump towards the Dominion. Unfortunatley little coordination was achieved and half the fleet jumped behind the Dominion ships and half in front.

The Federation fleet completes their jump

Unfortunately for the Federation the Dominion had seen this coming and the Battleship had begun turning to starboard to counter the jump. This allowed some of her heavy forward guns to engage the nearest enemy ships.

A Nebula takes on a Battleship

In the ensuing fire fight the Akira destroyed a Battlecruiser singlehandedly due to its many torpedo tubes and was then destroyed in turn. One of the Nebulas was destroyed through combined firepower and the Galaxy was boarded by Jem'Hadar and captured. Several Excelsiors were destroyed but the pesky Defiant survived. At the end of the game the Dominion fleet had the battleship (with a noticeable hole in its hull), 2 damaged battlecruisers, 2 Galors, and half their attackships. The Alliance had several birds of prey, 1 Nebula, 1 Defiant, and 3 Excelsiors. The Alliance chose that moment to make a retreat.

The game provided many lessons: Attackships are powerful but easy to destroy, Birds of Prey vs Attackships = wash, the Dominion battleship looks more intimidating then it is and generally just draws fire, and finally never trust Klingons to follow a battle plan.

Comments

  1. What a nice Minis!
    please tell me where to buy dominion ships.

    I want that so much! cool!

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  2. Great looking minis. Where did you get them. Is that large Dominion battleship scratch build ? Or could you tell us where to get them ? Thanks

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  3. Very nice. I like the more muted color scheme you used on the Jem'Hadar, Great battle report. I am curious. Where did you get the Full Thrust SCS for your fleets, or were they self generated? Also, are you planning on adding Romulan and Breen ships? Again, looks like you had a great time.

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  4. Indeed, where did you get the Full Thrust SCS for your fleets ? Is there a chance you would share them with us ?

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  5. From my searches, the Dominion miniatures may have been made by a group called Nashstar Shipyards. However I cannot find such a group anywhere. Can someone confirm where the Dominion ships were purchased from and provide contact information?

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  6. Hi,
    did anybody figure out how to get those Dominion ships? The other Star Trek Miniatures would be interesting as well, but I'm most interested in the Dominion ones.

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    1. http://starshipadversaries.blogspot.co.nz/p/ships-for-sale.html

      Starship Adversaries sells a multitude of Dominion ships.

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