They came from the past, on the wormholes that connected incredible distances. They blasted their way into star systems leaving unbelievable wreckage in their wake. The attacks were powerful, reckless, without subtlety or mercy.
The Aquarians had heard of the attacks, and were preparing their defenses. The green skinned invaders would have to get past missiles and courage, scanner suite defenses and beams strong enough to make planets decompose. At least that was the fervent hope of the Aquarian United Fleet. So reinforcements of fighters, starbombers, destroyers and cruisers led by an attack carrier are rushing to meet the green skinned menace.
Monday Knights Productions sells the old Superior space craft line, 5 great fleets. The Aquarians are the only fleet which does not have an official backstory. Peter (see his Blunders on the Danube blog) is a long time friend who hosted several epic games of star ship combat----twenty something years ago. Time and other projects came round and the fleets at Pete's are back out patrolling. I should have an Aquarian fleet in a week or so. Peter's got some great background articles on some of the ships and photos of the models on his blog.
Gamesworkshop had/has (never can tell with them) a space fleet action based game. I have a Orc fleet from that game that is going into a wormhole to escape a foe (you can fill in who you want) and ends up in a different galaxy. At least, the stars aren't quite lined up on the star charts. That way I have an in house enemy fleet, and two others only an hour's drive away.
More later. I'll need to get the ships in to paint. Maybe some pictures as well.
Who you gonna root for, the lost greenskins or the Aquarian home team? Want to know more ? Push the big red button and find out!