Red Alert is Now at The Wandering Dragon!
Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare allows two to six players to duke it out in space. The play of command cards drives the action and creates a “fog of war”, while battle dice resolve combat quickly and efficiently. Combat cards add an element of suspense and challenge players to maintain their star token reserves to power their Combat cards through the course of a battle. The action on a combat card may hinder the opposition forces, enhance a player’s units, or may instantly change the course of a battle.
An assortment of task force cards allow players to quickly deploy a fleet of starships. In addition to these task force units, players can augment and customize their fleets with support vessels.
Commands & Colors is an easy-to-learn, card-driven wargame series. It uses a hex-grid game board divided into three sections – a center and two wings.
The command cards in your hand determine which section(s) you can activate units, and how many units you may activate when you play that card. The play of these command cards drives the action and creates a ‘fog of war’.
Combat is fast, simple and somewhat deadly. In addition to the hits scored when you roll your battle dice, red alert icons rolled represent non-fatal crises onboard a ship – such as collateral damage, shields going down, and engineering issues – that need to be resolved.
Combat cards give players all manner of sci-fi themed advantages, add an element of suspense, and challenge players to maintain their star token reserves to power decisive actions throughout the battle. The action on a combat card may hinder the opposition forces, enhance a player’s units, or instantly change the course of a battle.
Players alternate turns until a set number of victory points are gained. Victory points are gained for each enemy unit entirely eliminated. When the last ship of an opposition unit is eliminated, its unit marker is taken from the battlefield and placed on a player’s victory stand with the victory point side face up. In some scenarios, occupying a certain space feature hex or completing other scenario objectives may gain additional victory points.
Scenarios are important in the Commands & Colors historical game series, and RED ALERT is no different. Unlike the historical battles scenarios, however, RED ALERT offers players the chance to customize their fleet and allows freedom of unit deployment.
An assortment of Task Force cards allow players to quickly deploy a fleet of starships that can be augmented and customized with support vessels. RED ALERT’s fleet customization and deployment rules, and its challenging scenarios, will provide an almost endless amount of replay value.