Thought I'd share with y'all the reason why I haven't been working on Elegy all that much lately. I have for the last week or so been working on a VASSAL mod version of Armada PNP. Probably the mod's biggest feature is the inclusion of every one of the Sector maps from not just the original Armada Campaign mode, but the main storyline sector maps as well - so if you ever wanted to play a game of Armada in Vega Sector, Gemini, Enigma...Sol......the mod will let you do that. The mod includes a battle board that automatically tracks combat strengths as you play, saving the headache of having to make that calculation yourself. It's a standard VASSAL mod, so you can connect and play with other folks all around the world through the VASSAL server.The rules are also available here (650 k pdf) and the vassal mod is available here (4.6 megs).
I see the mod as a possible springboard for a larger Armada-esque strategic game, and so I would like some folks to try out the mod, tell me what they think about it, suggest changes, etc. If you do ultimately try it out, please tell me about the experience. Like I said - once it's up I'll share the link. Meantime, I've added a few pictures of a game in progress:
This game is based on Wing Commander: Armada by Origin Systems.
Please be sure to download and read the PDF for information on how to play the game. Pieces may be placed via standard drag and drop. Damage may be inflicted to units with the open-bracket key ("[") and removed with the close-bracket key("]"). If a player wishes to rearrange pieces in a stack, it is recommended they pull the stack to their deck area first; it will then be necessary to right click to select the to unit individually, drag it off, and repeat as needed.
This mod is intended for use for playtesting purposes only and does not represent a finished product at this time. Should the original holder of the Armada IP request it, all copies of this mod will need to be deleted; by downloading or copying this mod, you automatically agree to delete it upon request.