Advanced Search

Colonial Battlefleet: Core RulesClick to magnify
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Colonial Battlefleet: Core Rules


There can be only one!  Make sure it's yours.

In the far future, Terran colonies are warring amongst themselves, even as a hostile xenophobic race approaches, bent on scouring all 'alien' life from the galaxy. Take control of a task force of starships from your colony world and lead your fleet to victory or die a horrible death in the cold vacuum of space! Anything from a stealth destroyer to a mighty battleship is yours to command.

Colonial Battlefleet features easy to learn rules and exciting game play with minimal time spent waiting between turns. Shooting and damage resolution is easy and yields plenty of carnage. Best of all, Colonial Battlefleet is not a "luck of the dice" game. Although the rules are very straightforward, the game offers tremendous tactical depth and your command skills will be put to the test! There are no cumbersome or complicated systems to slow down play. All your attention will be focused on outmaneuvering and outwitting your opponent - not trying to remember rules.

The core rules come with a rich background which includes three playable factions. In addition, rules for creating your own factions are provided, and the system will support starship combat from any sci-fi setting. Technology trees allow you to easily tweak the rules to match the style of starship combat from your favorite books, movies, or TV shows.

Features of Colonial Battlefleet include:

  • Fast and simple movement, shooting, and damage resolution
  • Balanced fighter rules with minimal bookkeeping
  • Adaptability to any sci-fi setting
  • A robust yet easy to use starship construction system
  • More than thirty unique weapons, defenses, and special equipment you can outfit your ships with
  • Eighty hull sizes grouped into five categories from destroyer through battleship for maximum flexibility in creating your own designs.
  • Ten starship roles like 'Flagship', 'Battleline', or 'Screen' that define each ship's purpose and gives them bonuses that are relevant to that mission.
  • Six technology trees for customizing races
  • Optional rules for boarding actions, black holes, planets, warp storms, relatavistic distortion, the dangers of simultaneous warp point transit, and more!
  • Full color double-sided counter sheets for missiles, asteroids, mines, warp points, planets, black holes, grape shot, and strategic bombardment rounds

Customers with Excel can take advantage of the point-and-click starship construction tool that is included with the files - making the easy process of building a starship even easier!  You can even save your classes and print off entire fleets in mere minutes.

Colonial Battlefleet represents a new benchmark for fun in starship gaming.  Forthcoming products include a strategic campaign system, as well as fleet books for several popular miniature lines providing official stats and custom rules for each.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (10)
Discussions (2)
Customer avatar
joshua O December 19, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Any way to get a print version thru lulu or something?
Customer avatar
JOHN SCOTT C December 04, 2016 5:00 pm UTC

The core rules refer to a Stars at War supplement, but I can't seem to find that for sale. Is there any status regarding that product?


Scott Chisholm
Customer avatar
Tim C April 12, 2017 2:01 am UTC
Apparently it is a planned expansion.
Narrow Results
$ to $
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Platinum seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
21.21 MB
Original electronic Click for more information
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 Last Updated:
July 07, 2011
This title was added to our catalog on May 17, 2010.