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Bombshell Miniatures is pleased to present the COUNTERBLAST Adventure Battle Game, a new pulp-inspired science fiction tabletop skirmish battle game for 28-32mm miniatures. COUNTERBLAST takes place in a setting of classic pulp sci-fi adventure with fast paced action and cinematic thrills, evocative of the serials that captivated the imagination of previous generations.
You can see a quick overview of gameplay in action here.
COUNTERBLAST features five player factions, each offering a unique style of game play with distinct characteristics and abilities depending on the composition of your Crew. The Galactic Defense Force consists of a diverse collection of humans and aliens bonded together for the greater good of protecting and serving the Outer Reaches. The Neiran Empire is ruled by a cruel empress bent on dominating the galaxy by force or by cunning, whichever is most profitable. The Mekkus consist of legions of mindless automatons dedicated to wiping all living beings from existence. The most mysterious danger in the galaxy is the mind-bending Edo who strike suddenly without warning, overtaking prey with their powerful tentacles and telekinetic mental blasts. Lancers are a hodgepodge collection of agents, freebooters, ship crews, and rogue salvage teams who sell their services to corporations, independent planetary governments, and private interests.
The game works with fast skill-based, streamlined rules, evocative of pulp serial adventures. The Core Rulebook contains all mechanics for movement, shooting and melee with details for unique situations like cover, opportunity fire and vehicle combat. Additional rules cover character conditions during combat, advancement as troops become more experienced, and campaign guidelines for running continuing storylines. It also covers details of the settings, viewpoints of the various factions, hazards they may encounter, and other background material on the rich frontier worlds your troops will inhabit, explore, and confront throughout your games.
The miniatures are available both as individual characters and sets of troops. Each faction has one or more starter sets that include the necessary models and bases to play your chosen force. Models are scaled to be consistent with many other popular tabletop wargames. It allows players to utilize vehicles, components and kits from a wide range of sources to fill out their battlefield forces, vehicles, and tabletop terrain.
Many other products are planned to support the COUNTERBLAST brand. In addition to our initial release of the tabletop Adventure Battle Game for miniatures with ongoing miniatures releases, supplements are planned featuring faction books, scenario and campaign guides, roleplaying rules, rocketship combat rules, setting fiction, board games, a card game, and supporting accessories, all within the rich setting of classic pulp sci-fi.