2nd Fundraiser for Loren from Ad Astra

Ad Astra Games have announced the following:
Until September 30th, half of the purchase price of the following items will be donated to Loren Wiseman to help him recoup his medical expenses after his heart attack and bypass surgery. We wish Loren a speedy recovery, and thank you (and the people who generously let us sell their material for this sale) for helping it happen.

Power Projection: Fleet
Voidstriker Fleet Box
Nexus Journal #1
All Traveller Spaceship Minis

Remember, we're also holding a discounted shipping window on all items from our ship...so act soon!

Ken Burnside

BITS are supporting this through the Power Projection: Fleet sale.

Ad Astra Minis now out of pre-order

I guess the subject line above says it all. Ad Astra Games have announced that they have placed the order for the first Imperial and Zhodani Fleet Boxes to be manufactured. They are still available for pre-orders on their website.

Update on Minis

This weekend past, Ken Burnside reported that Ad Astra Games need 13 more orders (out of 70) to launch Imperial Fleet Box 1 and 18 more orders (out of 70) to launch Zhodani Fleet Box 1. Order details here.

Traveller Miniature Pre-orders.

Ad Astra Games are now taking pre-orders for the first two boxes of miniatures (one Zhodani, one Imperial).

Ken Burnside (Ad Astra's President) posted the following on their forums:

These are on a P70 system - when we get 70 orders in house, we'll be putting them to the prototyper and into production. Depending on the timing at the protyping house, production minis will ship about 6-8 weeks after we send them in.

Customers who pre-order will get their miniatures shipped at the same time they ship to distribution; credit cards will be run when we pay the bill to the prototyper, which may be a few weeks before the minis ship. (We have also had situations where it's gone to prototype to minis in our hands in under 3 weeks, but this is the exception, not the rule.)

You can pre-order here.

Power Projection: Fleet is also available for order on their website.

New Picture of Minis

Metal Effect ships
Charles Oines recently posted an updated image of the miniatures that are planned by Ad Astra Games on their forum. This is another CGI render combined with a metal effect to give an impression how they should look out of the box. There are four Zhodani (to the left of the coin) and five Imperials here.

And just to note, I haven't forgotten about the Huron and other ships I mentioned earlier!


Traveller Miniatures are coming from Ad Astra!

Following our announcement earlier in the week about Ad Astra Games licence to publish Power Projection, we are very pleased to bring you a preview of the Traveller miniatures range they are going to be releasing.
.Traveller Warships
The ships pictured above are the Plankwell Class Dreadnought, the Azhanti High Lightning, a Chrysathemum class Destroyer, and two Zhodani ships (a Zhdavldlitz class Light Cruiser and a Zhdiak class Light Destroyer).

The pictures below show a situation that an Azhanti High Lightning doesn't want to get into!
Cornered AHL
These pictures are CGI models of the final sculptures produced by Charles Oines for Ad Astra Games.

If you're interested in the chat about these new models, have a look at Ad Astra Games' forums.

Power Projection to be printed in the USA

BITS are proud to announce closer ties with yet another game publisher. Following on from our collaboration with Jon Tuffley at Ground Zero Games to produce our much-applauded Traveller starship combat system Power Projection, we are now beginning printing of the Power Projection: Fleet rules through Ken Burnside at Ad Astra Games in the USA.

We continue to have stock of the original UK printings of both Power Projection: Escort and Fleet, but this agreement allows us to produce and distribute the updated version of Fleet more easily in the USA. We will continue to stock and distribute the original UK printing to distributors, mail order customers and at conventions, but will replace these with the US-printed version over time.

We will only be printing Fleet at Ad Astra; though Escort is a useful, and fun, lead-in to Power Projection, the economics of printing meant it wasn't worth producing Escort in the USA: for our first out-source to Ad Astra we wanted to focus on the complete rules set in Fleet and see how it went.

We intend to collaborate further with Ken and his team at Ad Astra on future projects, just as we continue to work very closely with Jon at Ground Zero Games with our upcoming Power Projection: Reinforcements book.

Andy Lilly