Close
Close
Advanced Search

Star Fleet Battles Commander's Edition Volume I Revision 1
Quick Preview
/gs_flipbook/flip.php?xml=/demo_xml/151031.xml&w=500&h=331
Full‑size Preview
https://watermark.wargamevault.com/pdf_previews/151031-sample.pdf

Star Fleet Battles Commander's Edition Volume I Revision 1

ADD TO WISHLIST >
Watermarked PDF
$15.00

Star Fleet Battles is still going strong today, but take a trip to the past with us.

 

It is 1983, and it is time for the phenomenon that is Star Fleet Battles to get organized. The game had grown through four expansions, and new material is being released every month. The structure of the original 1979 pocket game could not contain, control, or even keep track of the game as it had grown.

 

And so, the Commander's Edition was born, and would rule the game industry for nearly a decade. The original rules numbering system (whatever we thought of next got the next number) was discarded, and the rules were organized into the departments still used three decades later: A-General, B-How to play, C-Movement, D-Combat, E-Direct-fire weapons, F-Seeking weapons, G-Systems, H-Power, J-Shuttles, K-Gunboats, M-Mines, P-Terrain, R-Empires/ships, S-Scenarios, T-Mini-campaigns, U-Campaigns. The existing rules material was divided into three volumes, although volume I (this book) got most of the basic rules.

 

There were a lot of ships because even in that early time it was more ships that players wanted. The Federation had the original Franz Joseph ships (heavy cruiser, dreadnought, destroyer, scout, tug) plus the light cruiser. The Klingons had the D6, D7, C8, C9, F5, and E4. The Romulans had the Warbird, War Eagle, and KR. The Kzintis had the light cruiser, strike cruiser, carrier, and frigate. The Gorns had the heavy and light cruisers and the destroyer.

 
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (2)
Customer avatar
Rob K July 01, 2016 1:43 am UTC
PURCHASER
Is it a bitmap scan of the rules, or is the document OCR text?
Customer avatar
Leanna C July 01, 2016 5:59 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The document was scanned and then run through an OCR program. The illustrations and SSDs are obviously simple scans.
Customer avatar
August 28, 2015 12:19 am UTC
Does this product contain SSDs and counters?
Thank you.
Eric
Customer avatar
Stephen K November 25, 2015 12:08 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Yes it does. However given that its a PDF you will have obvious limitations. The SSD's are in the older format with just the SSD without the tables or shuttles/weapons/etc.
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!







Product Information
Author(s)
Artist(s)
Pages
154
Publisher Stock #
ADB5501-84
File Size:
7.67 MB
Format
Scanned image
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Watermarked PDF

These PDF files are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the PDF containing your name and the order number of your purchase.

Warning: If any files bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked title:

File Last Updated:
June 12, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on June 12, 2015.