Skirmish Tactics Apocalypse (STA) is a two player skirmish-level tabletop game set in a post-apocalyptic near future.
There are two ways to play STA: skirmishes and conquests. Skirmishes are standalone games played for a single victory, with no lasting repercussions. Conquests are a series of skirmishes. In conquests, players begin with a squad of recruit characters.
STA is a scenario driven game. Each scenario typically has multiple objectives, and combat between factions is usually a secondary objective. Players win skirmishes in STA by gaining victory points through accomplishing these objectives.
The game board for STA is formed from modular tiles which are themed to represent different environments. Players build the game board with nine modular tiles, each of which are divided into a 7×7 grid. Characters use the grids for movement.
Each character in STA is represented by a token and has a corresponding character card. During campaign play, characters improve their attributes and develop new abilities as they progress from Recruit to Veteran and then Elite status.