|Battlestar Galactica | Published 10 June 2009|
On behalf of the officers and crew of the Pegasus...it's a pleasure to see all of you. Welcome back to the Colonial Fleet.
- Admiral Helena Cain, "Pegasus"
For nearly half a year following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, the crew of the Battlestar Galactica defended the last remaining human survivors. Then, all at once, salvation appeared in the form of the Battlestar Pegasus. At nearly twice the size of Galactica, with upgraded weapons batteries and a newer, larger fleet of Vipers and Raptors, the fleet was now safer...
...or so they thought.
This fall brings the first expansion for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game. The Pegasus expansion adds two new supplemental game boards featuring the Battlestar Pegasus and the planet of New Caprica, seven new characters, a new Cylon Locations overlay, two plastic Basestars, as well as new Destination, Crisis, Loyalty, Quorum, Super Crisis, and Skill cards.
The new Pegasus board can be used by itself or together with the New Caprica board to create the game you desire – use the Pegasus alone for the additional firepower she provides, or add the New Caprica board to simulate the rebellion on the human colony, bringing the game to an epic level.
New rules introduce the ability to play as a new character type – the Cylon Leader, with a new Treachery Skill card type.
I am a flag officer on detached service during a time of war. Regulations give me broad authority in this matter.
- Admiral Helena Cain
Launch the fighters.
- Commander William Adama
How will the crews of the Galactica and the Pegasus mesh when they join each other on your game table? Will the Cylons be able to subjugate the human rebellion on New Caprica? Will an open Cylon Leader be able to vent the last remaining humans into space, giving the toasters control over the galaxy?
Pegasus will be FTL jumping into your friendly local game store this Fall. Be on the lookout for previews leading up to the expansion's release.
So say we all!
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game of politics, betrayal, and survival for 3-6 players, based on the hit SciFi Channel series.
Sounds simply amazing. when will it be released? WHEN!?!?!?!?!?!
Damn, I feel like Battlestar has been spoiled for me now. I've only managed to watch the first part of the 2 part prequel they did before season 1 lol.
By the sounds of this preview I'm thinking this new battlestar is actually a cyclon ship disguised as humans? :o
Well, FFG is on a roll. This looks terrific. BSG is already a classic boardgame, one of FFG's best from last year. This will only make it better.
Estimated Release date? Enquiring minds want to know! We will be watching with great interest.
This is going to be fantastic! Curious to see how the Cylon Leader character changes the over-all game. I love that this is advancing the theme along with the show plot. Cylon Civil War expansion perhaps?
Alright...you had me at hello!!!!! This is awesome news!!
I need to know when??
Wow, it looks great! I was aways impressed with the fan-made expansion and wondering when were going to see an FFG one. I am glad we get some plastic Basestars and it looks like the various board combinations provide some good game variation and versitility.
I'll be intrested to see if the hidden cylon mechanic holds. It might be future expansions just have opposing teams.