Last week about Tuesday, I decided it would be a good idea to make some Death Star interior terrain for Star Wars Miniature Battles. This would come in handy for the odd pick-up SWMB game, as well as for the Death Star scenarios in the SWMB campaign book. (I'd picked up the Imperial Shuttle model on the weekend, thinking it would be useful in SWMB games as well).
I found the Death Star wall images on a great website
maintained by a fellow called "niubniub"... seriously. I copied the desired textures to a Word document and resized the images to about 60mm high. I printed them out on glossy photo paper and glued them down to foamcore board with a glue stick. I based the walls on strips of plasticard, with hot glue. If you've ever read that cutting foamcore is hard on knife blades... it's all true.
The first scenario we played involved a mad dash to find a computer terminal to download a Death Star map. I'm not sure why this was necessary, since Artoo has a copy of the Death Star plans, but whatever... Here we see Our Heroes leaving the hangar bay in search of the elusive terminal.
There were a few Stormtroopers around to make things interesting for the heroes.
The second scenario required the Rebels to rescue Princess Leia, disable the tractor beam, and get back to the Millennium Falcon to escape. This didn't go so well for the Rebels but ended cinematically with Darth Vader "striking down" old Ben... no word yet on if he subsequently became stronger than Vader could possibly imagine.
Fun games, but I have to say I haven't been overly impressed with the scenario design in the SWMB campaign book. We played some Tatooine scenarios and they weren't all that either. However now that I've got some walls made we can fake up some of our own scenarios.