Jovian Wars is a near future tactical space battle game played on a tabletop with miniatures and dice. Each player builds a fleet of models and then commands it in a tactical game by maneuvering around the battlefield, attacking enemy ships, and attempting to defeat their opponent by completing scenario mission objectives to gain victory points.
What Jovian Wars is not: a physics simulator. It is first and foremost a competitive wargame inspired by space opera and mecha animation.
When possible, aspects of physics inform the mechanics, but the primary focus of these rules is to create a fun and immersive game that can be played in 3-4 hours competitively.
To that end, Jovian Wars is played on a 2D surface, typically a 48" x 48" table. The experience of playing in 3D is represented in the rules in many aspects such as models being able to move and shoot past/through each other.
This game includes large capital ships and small space fighters including Exo-Armors (Space Mecha) battling it out in a future Earth solar system wide conflict. The Scale of the Exo-Armor and Fighter models are 1/1000. Capital Ship models are approximately 1/4000 scale. Note that this is an approximation and is not exact.
Jovian Wars will begin with three major factions: Earth/Moon (CEGA), Venusian, and eponymous Jovians. The Mercury, Mars Democratic, Mars Free Republic, Asteroid Belt Miners/Pirates/Nomads, Saturnians, Kuiper Belters will come at a later date.
You can reach the rules team over on the Discord. Please include as much information as you can about any rules issues that you have during your games, and any observations that you make that would help players simplify their game play.
Including pictures of your game and fleet lists is appreciated but not required. Constructive, critical, and objective feedback is most welcome.