The Escort Squadron package is a good starter fleet. It is designed for one player to play a moderate sized battle or two players to play a small engagement. It includes everything necessary to play Quantum Expanse with the exception of standard six sided dice (sold separately). The Escort Squadron package is a great way to learn to play Quantum Expanse and acts as a solid building block for future spaceship purchases.
The Escort Squadron package includes a 36 page full color Quantum Expanse rule book, 22 spaceship models, 22 ship stat cards, 2 sets of faction cards (14 in total), 4 fighter wing cards, 32 stealth and 18 fighter wing color cardboard counters.
Quantum Expanse ships included in this package are two Pioneer class corvettes, two Sparrow class corvettes, two Ghost class frigates, two Razor class frigates, one Eagle class destroyer, one Maverick class destroyer, one Chimera class light cruiser, one Leopard class light cruiser, one Centurion class cruiser, one Triumph class cruiser, one Anubis class battlecruiser, one Knight class battlecruiser, one Griffon class battleship, one Tornado class battleship, two Hammer class light carriers, and two Pegasus class carriers.
All Quantum Expanse spaceship models have identifying features which eliminate the need for firing templates and identify the ships exact location. The ship stat cards are printed on heavy card stock in full color on each side and are UV coated to protect their surfaces. The stat cards detail each ship’s combat capabilities during the battle and allow for recording of battle damage. The Quantum Expanse rule book is travel sized, 7″ tall x 5″ wide, making it easier to bring to each battle.
All spaceship models are made of resin and are unpainted. We recommend that each spaceship model is cleaned in warm soapy water and primed before painting.