Star Trek: Alliance, created by Josh Derksen, is a cooperative game in which players take command of iconic ships from the Star Trek world and lead them through a series of missions against hostile forces that are controlled by the game system. During each game, their crews gain experience, which can be spent before the next mission to upgrade their ships and improve their abilities.
The Dominion War Campaign pits Federation ships against the mysterious Dominion. The game includes all of the components two players need to play an entire campaign, which includes a total of six missions. Multiple copies of the game can be combined to allow larger groups to play, up to six players in total.
Star Trek: Alliance – Dominion War Campaign includes 5 pre-painted plastic ships—1 Excelsior-class, 1 Akira-class, and 3 Jem’Hadar Attack Ships—with transparent plastic bases and pegs, 13 maneuver templates, 2 HeroClix maneuver dials, 122 tokens, 66 cards, 12 dice, and 1 range ruler. Intended for 1 or 2 players, ages 14 and up, games take about half an hour to play. MSRP is $49.99.
The ships and upgrades included in this game will also be fully compatible with the Star Trek: Attack Wing game. WizKids recently released a series of Faction Packs for Attack Wing (see “‘Star Trek: Attack Wing’ Adds ‘Faction Packs’”). For those who prefer to paint their own ships, the company also offers a continuing line of unpainted models (see “WizKids Announces Another Passel of ‘Star Trek Deep Cuts’”).