Babylon 5 Wars looked and played a bit like a streamlined version of Star Fleet Battles, and while fun, could take a long time to complete a game. B5 Fleet Action organised mutliple ships into squadrons, factored in weapons, shields and maneuvre, and enable players to engage in large fleet actions and finish in perhaps four hours.
These are old pictures, dating from 2001. I think they were taken on film, developed and then scanned. They were lurking on an old Iomega Zip disk - remember those? Like a 3.5 diskette on steroids, they were.
I don't quite remember which side won the scenario - I tend to think that the Earth Force had to simply hang on for a certain number of turns, at which point the Minbari, who are up to this point wiping the map with the earthers, suddenly and mysteriously ask for a truce. The rest is Television History...
I do remember the Evil Minbari Warlord, Myk'Ry'an, upon discovering the location of the Earth command ship (the only carrier on the map, hmm...) decided to concentrate fire, decapitate the Earth fleet, and break my scenario. Only some desperate maneuvre on the part of the carrier and escorts helped avoid disaster.
|Hold the Line! The Minbari Advance|
|The blocky, wedge-shaped carrier and command ship (bottom centre) takes evasive action.|
|Two Hyperion cruisers, flanked by two pairs of Nova Battleships|
Smaller escorts and some GZG in foreground
|The Minbari Fleet|
|The Earth Alliance Command has ships to burn, which is fortunate, 'cuz they do.|
|The Earth Alliance Fleet|
|Fire, you Fool! Fire EVERYTHING!|