Youve got to make some very generous assumptions to get the sfb firepower up to where it can inflict damage on an sw capship, and youve got to work around the fact that the classic sw isd is simply incapable of engaging a superluminal target. Sfb is a game about which i was fanatic in the 80s and early 90s. Whether on a base, starship, or planet, the marines will teach. Blackwhite warehouse 23 drivethru rpg wargame vault print edition. Now in color so you can easily find various ship systems, this is the 80page ssd book from sfb module r4 covering romulan, gorn, tholian, and interstellar concordium. I was just reminiscing about the nifty set of little 3 star fleet miniatures put out by lou zocchis gamescience company to go with his star fleet battle manual in the late 70s early 80s. For further game play details, please see the game mechanics of star fleet battles. On this planet is a strange derivative of dilithium. Scenarios are the meat and potatoes of the star fleet universe, the place where history is told and battles are fought.
I eventually had to drop the game, because of the other demands of my life. I finally gave it up because life became too busy and cole became more and more of an ass, but i still play a game when i can find someone to play which mostly means me teaching people to play, and on occasion i read the discussion board to see whats happening. Star fleet battles sfb is a tactical board wargame set in an offshoot of the star. This is an authorized star fleet battles website published in accordance with adb, inc web policy. Slatter march 2002 basic parameters 0 starships have a number of core features regardless of their race or design, and these are mainly dependent on the size of the hull.
Star fleet battles sfb originated from the granddaddy of tiein products. This might be built in an emergency if a dng saucer were available but not the money or yard space to build a full dn. Below is a brief description of the available downloads. Part b was compiled by the intelligence division of star fleet command and gives you a brief description of the alliances most threatening adversaries. Battle klingons, orion pirate raiders, romulans, and other surprising enemies. This keeps all the boxes lined up evenly and makes it easy to produce an ssd that looks professional. In the brief space of an hour long rerun, i had two ssds, the proportional movement system, and the charts for. I have probably 23 of the modules in hard copy for reference and ssd s but have almost everything on pdf including.
Lots of free ssds are available for anyone who wants to play fast games of a simplified and streamlined star fleet battles. Contains 48 ssd ship system display sheets for star fleet battles. Each player in the game will personally command one starship or sometimes more which he will use in various scenarios to perform assigned missions. Star fleet battles sfb is a tactical board wargame set in an offshoot of the star trek setting. Module r4 ssd book bw shipyards throughout known space are preparing even more new ships. Using data from the bestselling strategy board game star fleet battles, starfleet command puts you in the captains chair for the most amazing realtime space combat experience ever created. Windows is a registered trademark of the microsoft corporation. The agreement with paramount only allows adb to use material from st. Star fleet battles commanders rulebook volume ii by stephen v. Newly updated in 2014, the star fleet battles advanced missions ssd book is now available in colorized ssds, making it easy for you to quickly identify each.
Each city can build units either tanks, planes, paratroopers, bombers, destroyers, battleships. Includes romulan, gorn, tholian, and interstellar concordium ships. The cadet training manual and cadet training handbook were done as a way to get players into the complicated star fleet battles game system. All ssds are adb, inc because its steve coles game. Starfleet command no history or fate is established for this vessel as its name was randomly selected for a frigate vessel by the game software. Module c6 lost empires ssd book color wolves among the lions screaming space birds star fleet battles. Lyran ssds smilodon battle domination ship sds star. On behalf of the academy, i hope you enjoy your stay with us. Exciting fullcolor cards portray the ships of the federation, klingons, romulans, gorns, kzintis, tholians, and orion pirates. While it does still require a personal understanding of the rules to play, the client does contain all the recordkeeping functions of the game, and provides for some easier handling of places that require simultaneous decisions which have always been difficult in.
Making ssds for star fleet battle can be a tedious endeavor, and in trying to make it as easy as possible, i have come up with a few templates to help. My favorite board game of all time is still star fleet battles. This is the classic blackandwhite 80page ssd book from sfb module r4 covering romulan, gorn, tholian, and interstellar concordium ships. Module c6 lost empires covers the extinct paravian and carnivon empires, presented as their ships and weapons would have been by the time of the general war except for that annoying extinction thing. This represents a significant percentage of what has been produced for star fleet battles including complete rulebooks, supplements, and in a few cases what are likely complete boxed games. In y173 of an alternate history, star fleet realized that the existing plans for a battlecruiser the bcg and bcf designs would soon be outstripped by more advanced designs. While the basic set is technically a standalone product, combined with advanced missions, you have a better game. Couldnt believe how perfectly they followed franz josephs schematics of the constitution class, the dreadnought, the destroyerscout, and the tug. But there has been a few changes understandable for the difference in time. This site hosts discussion and news about star fleet battles and other star trek universe games, free of the censorship on the adb bbs. No history or fate is established for this vessel as its name was randomly selected for a frigate vessel by the game software. It is a single elimination tournament and the number of rounds and the number of rated ace cards awarded will depend on the number of entrants. Internet neale vance davidson star fleet battles amarillo. In an emergency the tug can carry cargo pods and be used a fast armed.
This 144page book includes such classic ships as the federation. Generally speaking, the idea was to create half size ships which would in. It postdates my class of 1991 battleships by about a year. Ikv vandal memory beta, noncanon star trek wiki fandom. Creating ssds for star fleet battles the templates. Making ssds for star fleet battle can be a tedious endeavor, and in trying to. Fronted by steve jackson games on behalf of the illuminati, it offers a wide variety of roleplaying games, card games, and board games from many different companies. The star fleet battles online ace tournament uses the standard tournament rules that are used at origins. For those of you addicted to the star fleet battles board game, this interplay game automates all of the bookkeeping and provides a nice ui, you can play a computer, or your friends. See more ideas about star trek ships, star trek starships, star trek universe. The current edition is published by amarillo design bureau as star fleet battles, captains edition. Star fleet battles is, at the same time, both complex in its mechanics and simple in its execution.
One unhappy note is that it only runs on winxp ideally sp3. It keeps the dns full command rating of 10 but is otherwise unexceptional. Newly updated in 2014, the star fleet battles advanced missions ssd book is now available in colorized ssds, making it easy for you to quickly identify each ships systems. Star fleet battles online is a software client that allows a person to play sfb against other people on the internet. The ikv vandal was a 23rd century klingon empire starship, a qudclass birdofprey in klingon defense force service in the 2280s. I have probably 23 of the modules in hard copy for reference and ssd s but. Virtually all of the scenarios in this book are reprinted from the commanders edition. I cant really imagine playing star fleet battles without the rules in advanced missions, actually. This makes an amazing hydran destroyer with six ph1s and the power to use its hellbores. Shipyards throughout known space are preparing even more new ships for service in the star fleet universe. When only one condition is listed, then the box and contents are in the same condition.
Adb had to secure rights from paramount and lou zocchi in order to publish the game. A quick description of the ssd, eaf, dac, map movement and facings. Rangers demo team show our games in your local store, recruit new opponents. Shop all products in our star fleet battles sfb genre. It was designed by the amarillo design bureau adb and published by task force games. The animated series, the franz joseph star trek star fleet technical manual which is where the official sfb licence is tied to and some other blueprints available in the late 70s. Star fleet battles ships post by aieeegrunt 20110706 04. The ssd may not look like that, as some extra rearranging of the boxes was done. Star fleet battles sfb is a space combat simulation based on star trek. Specifically, the vandal was outfitted as the f5class frigate variation of that design.
It includes many downloads including over two dozen issues of communique, the monthly newsletter that includes new ships and scenarios. Due in part to licensing issues and in part to the desired flavor of the game, star fleet battles is based solely on star trek. Internet neale vance davidson star fleet battles amarillo design bureau, inc. The toughest hombres in space storm through the airlocks and blast the enemy. Storage solutions star fleet battles open community. Starlist opponent locator find local opponents tactics links upload your own tactical essay. Star fleet tactics is an arcade version of the classic game star fleet battles set in the universe of star trek. All of the fun of space combat in a fastplaying card game. Commanders circle free club for federation commanders. Of course, this doesnt apply to everyone, so use whatever software you prefer. During the period between 1983 and 1989 i was heavily involved with sfb, to where i briefly served as an associate to the committee. New enemies, new allies, and new challenges for star fleet battles. Challengerhk lieutenant commander red shirt joined.
Dozens of books, hundreds of ssd sheets and thousands of counters are waiting for you to start the game of a lifetime. This is the classic blackandwhite 121page ssd book. The gamilon and white comet empire wars rulebook this miniature tabletop game of space warfare brings entire fleets into play, but can also be played as single ship combat or other small group actions involving fighters and bombers. When renovating my site, i discovered i had enough ssds to do an ssd page. Do you need someone to show you how to use the client. Boxed items are listed as codecode where the first code represents the box, and the second code describes the contents. Warehouse 23 is your online source for games and geek toys. There is a campaign being played, hosted at sfbdrama. Its also one of my first attempts at producing a ssd using picture editing tools. Star fleet battles online is owned by franz games, llc. I just cant get an interesting fight out of sw vs sfb. This manual is intended as an introduction to star fleet and the academy. The tug class and mobile base from star fleet battles in. I dont have a copy of either star fleet marines volume.
Games normally must be completed within 2 weeks of the game assignment. Playtesting test new ships, rules, and scenarios play sfb online. Pledge allegiance in the klingon empire, the united federation of planets, the romulan star empire, the hydran kingdom, the gorn confederation, or the. The set comes with more ssd s and counters, plus a rulebook that has all of the new items plus additional scenarios. The original, embarrassingly bad ssd was made with visio 2.
A detailed spacecombat simulation board game based on the original series of star trek. This site hosts discussion and news about star fleet battles. With the ceasefire, the federation had time to develop a new design. Long before we had volume after volume of companions to every franchise under the sun there was franz josef mission creep. Youve got to make some very generous assumptions to get the sfb firepower up to where it can inflict damage on an sw capship, and youve got to work around the fact that the classic sw isd is simply incapable of. Use the sfb rules cited for those units, unless this section specifically states otherwise. Basic set ssd book 2011 color captain, our front shield is badly damaged.
Home forums star fleet battles sfb ssds ship status displays lyran ssds smilodon battle domination ship sds thu, 04042019 14. Mother of all battles is a strategy game for 2 to 6 human or computer players. This exciting module for star fleet battles adds 51 scenarios to the sfb game system. Star fleet battles proposals to adb federation dreadnought command cruiser a conjectural command cruiser based on a dng saucer. The object of the game is to capture the world starting from your single home city. Star fleet battles sfb is a tactical board wargame set in an offshoot of the star trek setting called the star fleet universe.1385 444 286 1072 1172 340 1057 241 1520 511 593 346 1551 1250 1215 120 1618 316 594 772 1326 1142 746 177 790 1084 873 1026 87 1151 1273 78 1624 652 197 1429 1077 1147 414 374 1033 878 430 677 557 728 1136 1063 612 828