Eclipse is one of our favorite S-F / Space related games. It is relatively short, deep, gives a lot of opportunities for different strategies and allows for various winning strategies. We also play Twilight Imperium (see here:
[ENG] Twilight Imperium 4th edition – an AAR and [ENG] Twilight Imperium 4th Edition – for the second time), however that game requires much more time.
During our New Year boardgames mini-convention (well, there was about 15 adults playing boardgames and having fun!) we also had possibility to play Eclipse and had a really good time. Below short after action report in a form of pictures gallery. Enjoy!
We start the game. Initial 2 rounds see fast expansion of , and Planta (Lukasz) while Draco (Mine) and M Magellan (Andrzej) try to catch-up (click to enlarge) echanema (Kuba)
Things are getting tense. I another 4 regions, take over is getting close to center as do I. Do you so what Kuba is doing? We forgot about him completely… Planta has very, very bad draws and hard start…. (click to enlarge) Andrzej
This is called “pre-emptive strike”. attacks Kuba and thanks to superb technologies, wipes out the enemy fleet (click to enlarge) Andrzej,
Tension is maximal. I , build my fleet takes over center, and Plant, ach, Kuba does whatever he wants… (click to enlarge) Planta
The build up of forces results in clash in the center. , I will lose 6 ships and win battle (click to enlarge) Kuba will lose 3
In the end, who plays first finishes on fourth place. Andrzej and Me are very close matched and near the center. And Kuba score enormous Lukasz and his Planta and wins! (click to enlarge) 57 points