Hammerhead recently pointed out that someone has created a Wing Commander rule set for the Silent Death board game. Rather than shoehorn Wing Commander ships into the existing game structure, Erik Dewey rewrote certain elements to facilitate the Wing Commander ships and technology. Weapon ranges had to be increased relative to what might be expected, but he has otherwise tried to faithfully carry the Wing Commander spirit into this medium.
I have been a big fan of the Wing Commander series since it began, although I usually play them well after they were released as that's when I have a machine powerful enough. After playing Wing Commander III and IV again, I decided to create the ships in those games in Silent Death. Here then is the result.
I'm not familiar with the original board game, but the Wing Commander touches sound pretty cool.