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Astra Imperia v23 Update

Astra Imperia Version 2.0 wargames

Astra Imperia v23 is available, or will be soon after I write this. The full changelog is below. The update includes the v23.2 update also.


  1. Added Kinetic Weapon Ammunition tech line (off of military science I).
  2. Kinetic Weapon Ammo (KWA) requires magazines.
  3. KWA entry added for planetary industry and ship yards.
  4. Clarified indirect projectile HTK.
  5. Added CI modifier for occupation.
  6. Changed Alliance from 126+ RSS to 126-150 RSS.
  7. Added Unification at 151+ RSS.
  8. Added a clarifying statement in Conquered World paragraph.
  9. Implemented Revised Technology.
  10. Added Ansible technology
  11. Added Ansible facility
  12. Added Ansible espionage actions.
  13. Added section for identifying primitive and industrial populations.
  14. Added “canonical” random percentages to determine research field.
  15. Changed internal damage rolls to one roll for 10 points of damage.
  16. Changed innate radiators to hull/250.
  17. Added a bit to SCR for pre-industrial civilizations.
  18. Changed weapon classes slightly. All similar types share the same to-hit numbers now.
  19. Reorganized weapon chapters to conform to the new groupings.
  20. Removed modification entries from the individual weapon chapters.
  21. Added secondary power plants.
  22. Reduced size of power plants.
  23. Added HTK to power plants.
  24. Changed some Energy tech levels to remove explicit “enhanced fusion” type entries to “enhanced” and “fusion” being separate entries. This resulted in 2 levels of no tech gain.
  25. Added HQ units to TL 2 and TL 3 civs.
  26. Rearranged survey levels. 3 is now asteroids/moons, 4 is atmospheric conditions, 5 is temperature/hydrosphere. Levels 0-2 and 6 & 7 are unchanged.
  27. Added chemical and biological warheads for bombardments only.
  28. Changed the LP cost on warheads slightly.
  29. Swapped Warp and Grav warheads.
  30. Added secondary effects to Fission, Fusion, Plasma, and Grav warheads.
  31. Added game setup to Strategic rules chapter.
  32. Added FTL styles to Strategic rules chapter.
  33. Added political treaties.
  34. Added 1 DCC as an automatic add to all ships.
  35. Added heat to energy based indirect fire weapons.
  36. Changed PD heat to 20 points of energy per heat
  37. Added loss of control to a combat roll.
  38. Added tonnage to small craft for ramming.
  39. Changed no sensor range from 2 hexes to 8 hexes.
  40. Removed dual mounts in favor of Multibarrel weapon mod (2-5).
  41. Added Prox Fuses to all IEW.
  42. Added a specific limit to weapon range based on sensor detection range.
  43. Changed shard lance to be 10% current structure.
  44. Specifically disallowed ammunition types for shard projectors.
  45. Added Impact % to shields. This is a percentage of kinetic damage that will automatically penetrate shields.
  46. Changed the Shield Penetration weapon mod to add 10% to the Impact%.
  47. Changed Missile penetration aids to add 5% to the Impact%.
  48. Changed Missile penetration aids to not stack.
  49. Added Empire Origins
  50. Added End of Turn Bookkeeping phase to Strategic turns.
  51. Added Food requirement for population upkeep
  52. Added Consumer Goods requirement for population upkeep
  53. Added upkeep cost for facilities
  54. Added Synthetic race
  55. Added homeworld Biomes
  56. Added homeworld sizes
  57. Added homeworld minerals
  58. Added a number of advantages and disadvantages
  59. Added Relic worlds, Shattered worlds, and Machine worlds.
  60. Added Synthetic Technology line.
  61. Added Synthetic racial advantages.
  62. Reduced the amount of HP on Defense Installations.
  63. Added a new non-player race.
  64. Added Blow Through, reducing the amount of damage highly damaged ships sustain.
  65. Added a bit about not having lock on to double the effective range.
  66. Changed power plant HTK to set values rather than based on the hull percentage.
  67. Changed damage application to 1x HTK = disabled, 2x HTK = damaged, and 3x HTK = destroyed.
  68. Added a couple of traits.
  69. Changed KW ammo to cp instead of tons.
  70. Added Increased Channel sensor mod.
  71. Added EM/Thermal damage degradation due to atmosphere.
  72. Standardized small craft to tons from bay points
  73. Increased ship construction rates.
  74. Changed ammo and missiles to tons from CP
  75. Added ability to change governments
  1. Removed EM/Thermal/Kinetic damage types
  2. Reduced weapon HP
  3. Increased weapon tonnage
  4. Removed ammo from mass cannon, gauss cannon, and hvc
  5. Added flak mode to above.
  6. Increased rocket pod HP
  7. Decreased all missile launcher tonnages
  8. Changed shields to deflectors
  9. Removed reactive armor
  10. Changed shield and armor from 10% hull to a tonnage
  11. Allowed for stacking of armor.
  12. Removed Thermal bands shield mod
  13. Removed shield reflection mod
  14. Removed kinetic & thermal plating armor mods
  15. Removed section on secondary power plant
  16. Changed power plants from hull% to tons
  17. Increased FTL drive tons
  18. Changed FTL jump delay
  19. Changed To hits to d10 rather than d100
  20. Changed missile pen aids and weapon shield penetrator mod to reflect this.
  21. Changed IEW to Energy Missiles
  22. Changed IKW to Missiles
  23. Changed DKW to Ballistic weapons
  24. Changed DEW to Energy weapons
  25. Changed Heavy Metals to Alloys
  26. Changed Ornamentals to Rare Earths
  27. Changed Abundance to 2d10 roll
  28. Modified tech research slightly.
  29. Changed None Technology to n/a RP required.
  30. Extended PD range to 10 hexes
  31. Swapped good rolls to high rolls.
  32. Changed acquisition roll to high = good.
  33. Changed reactor meltdown to d10 from d100
  34. Put flak damage and targets in the table for the weapons
  35. Changed Collapse to Breach for Armor
  36. Explicitly denied destroyed items to be fixed by damage control.