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 or tertiary objective. Players win skirmishes in STA by gaining victory points through accomplishing these objectives.
The game board for STA – called the gamescape - 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.