Skip to main content

Core Space Battle Report

I just get excitable as to choice—like to have my options open.

Peter and Will lead their space trader teams into chaotic confrontation in Core Space!

If you’re a fan of the Joss Whedon series Firefly and partial to the occasional tabletop miniatures game, you’re going to love Core Space by Battle Systems, a free-wheeling game of co-operation and backstabbery—with evil robots thrown in!

Will and I make some truly horrific rules errors this game—most notably completely screwing up which of our stats is the hit points one, thus reducing our characters’ livability by a quarter—but what the hell, we still had a blast, and what else can you expect from two guys who get together once in a blue moon and have to cram the rules for about ten games into their exhausted and alcohol-addled heads?

If you don’t mind the extended set up and pack up time—and let’s face it, it’s worth it, it looks amazing—Core Space is a hoot. I highly recommend it!


  • CK Lai says:

    Lovely! I see you re-based the minis. Any tips how to do that easily?

    • It’s pretty easy, just cut them off the bases with a sharp scalpel, and glue them to the new ones with a tiny dab of super glue. Don’t use too much as it clouds the clear plastic.

  • Soulsorcerer says:

    It looks great fun! I had my eyes on it at Essen Spiel last year but was skeptical about the terrain. You mentioned that it takes time to assemble. How about the wear and tear from assembling and disassembling it? Does it leave visible marks and how bad are they?

    • Haven’t noticed any problem, it’s good quality card. You do need a pair of clippers to widen a few of the slots here and there. But it should last a long time with care.

  • Soulsorcerer says:

    Good to hear…then this jumped up the shopping list. Thanks! 🙂

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.