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Iron Stars: The Merchant War
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Iron Stars: The Merchant War

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The Merchant War™ is the first supplement for Iron Stars™. Herein you will find much to expand upon the basic Iron Starsgame, including:

  • A detailed history of the Merchant War of 1908-1909 between the United Kingdom and Austria-Hungary;
  • The introduction of fast attack craft and His Majesty's Space Station Celestial Queen;
  • One dozen new ship designs, including the German Äthermarine and Austro-Hungarian Sternmarine;
  • Six new scenarios covering actions of the Merchant War;
  • More information about Martians by the best-known chronicler of the Invasion, H. G. Wells;
  • Additional rules for combat, including crew casualties and searchlights;
  • New special equipment, such as machine guns and poison gas;
  • Errata for the original Iron Stars rulebook; and
  • Rules for including freighters and Q-ships in your games.

The Merchant War is not a complete game in itself; ownership of the Iron Stars rulebook is required.

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December 17th, 2006
The first expansion to Iron Star is well thought out, does a good job of extending the history and does a wonderful job of extrapolating what the different countries would have done if space was an available battle ground in the time before WWI.<br& [...]
November 26th, 2005
I like thses games. The artwork is great and I like the background. Great addition to the core rules. Very enjoyable. <br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br> [...]
June 2nd, 2005
Interesting varriation and expansion of the original. <br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Expansion rules for smaller ships, machine guns, and other nice explainations of the system and adds. More trifold spaceships expanded the options ava [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2005.