When I saw Wizkids was releasing the Pegasus I was excited because it offered a potentially tactic-altering piece of technology – the Phasing Cloaking device. Remember watching it in Star Trek TNG? You could install this thing on ship and it could fly through enemy ships, through space bodies, etc.. Yeah, it was a tiny Oberth class ship, but was saw in the episode, it could be installed on any ship. I pictured flying a ship right through a planet or asteroid or through the enemy ships. I didn’t see it as a game-changer, but it sure would offer something new and different. Being able to pass through planets and other ships could upset the enemy just enough in battle. Sure it was evil, but I’m not one of those tournament gamers – I play just for grins.
I am disappointed.
First was the miniature itself. Mine has plastic spur still on the mini, which was a bit disappointing in terms of quality. The cards for the ship were, for the most part (exceptions listed below) were dull. My visions of a Phasing Cloaking Device was neutered on delivery. Rather than mimic what was in the show, Wizkids made phased cloaking, well, boring and impotent. While it suffers no damage when it overlaps objects, I’m not entirely sure that allows you to fly though enemy ships or space objects. The potential damage from running the device makes it almost worthless except on major ships. I assumed the device might fail while you are inside an object – but the best features of the device just didn’t get captured in game-play.
The William T. Riker card IS useful, giving a boost to your Captain’s ratings. The Escape Pod token and rules were interesting if you were in fleet engagements – but not necessarily worth wasting a point on. I would be hard-pressed to purchase this over, well, anything else. It’s neat, but the circumstances where it might work successfully seem rare to me. Yeah, I got another Federation Admiral with the Pressman card – but he was run-of-the-mill.
This tiny ship had a lot of potential given the episode, but I think Wizkids stripped away all of the coolness. The mini was sub-par quality too, adding to the pain. Escape pods? Seriously? I give this miniature release a two out of five stars.