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Subject: Looking for StarCraft alike game with tactical combat rss

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Nick Bond
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Hi!

tl;dr: Looking for a game that is similar to StarCraft board game, aka space strategy game with a tactical combat (not just roll a dice and hope for the best, though does not have to be over complex system).

Long version: I am not a huge boardgame-geek, however, I always liked playing boardgames alone or with my friends. My only complex and big boardgame was StarCraft boardgame, which I enjoy a tonnes. I do not have it right now so I am looking for some other similar game. I did do quite a lot of research. 3 main games that I liked were: Twilight Imperium, Eclipse and Exodus: Proxima Centauri. TI sounded like a great game, but way too long game for me. EPC caught my eye, but I did not like the way the actions were made (yeah I know, I am picky). I did like Eclipse, and even considered buying it. The only problem with it, is that I did not like the combat system. Yes, I do have some prior strategy, but if I get unlucky/lucky with dices it can get kind of boring. StarCraft had a system that I had to choose a specific battle card for each unit, thus giving a bit more tactical sense to the combat.

If anybody has any suggestions of such games, please post them. Thank you very much !
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Geoffrey Burrell
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You may want to try Halo: Fleet Battles – The Fall of Reach.
 
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Patrick Myers
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forbidden stars

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Claudio Hornblower
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Definitely Forbidden Stars.

For a pure space strategy, you can't go wrong with Space Empires 4x. It'a classic. Masterpiece.
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Matt Price
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