Billed as “air titans in an alternate-history 1910,” Catalyst Game Labs’ Leviathans will take early 20th-century history for a spin when it releases in early 2010. Originally announced nearly a year ago (see “’Eclipse Phase’ RPG from Catalyst”), Leviathans features historically inspired 1/1200th scale miniature battleships in a battle for air supremacy in an alternate past.
“There has been the invention of a fluid that involves lighter-than-air travel,” said Catalyst Operations Manager David Stansel-Garner, “and the navies have taken to the air.” Designed by former BattleTech line developer Randall Bills and illustrated by Doug Chaffee (artist for Magic and other WotC/TSR products), Leviathans pits fleets of battleships against each other in the skies.
Ships are multi-hex, 3-D plastic miniatures, some stretching as large as five inches long. Each ship has an information card, with punch-out sections to indicate damage. The ships themselves are modeled after the actual vessels operated by individual nations before
The Leviathans base set box comes with ships from two nations (