Reviews

FC: Transports Attacked

03/13/2024
Dylan Sanchez
A great set of scenarios and useful ships for playing non-traditional battles.


FC: Battleships Attack

03/07/2024
Dylan Sanchez
The battleships are a huge amount of fun. Mighty, lumbering, and complex, they make for a great experience...


FC: Klingon Attack

01/18/2024
Dylan Sanchez
A good collection of ships. The D5W is particularly useful as a bridge between the D7 and the heavier battlecruisers. The Tholian destroyer is another good addition. A good ship pack!...


Orion Dreadnought - card #B30

01/04/2024
Dylan Sanchez
Great to have a high points value Orion ship. Fills a role and is fun like all Orion ships.


Andromedan Python - card #B41

01/04/2024
Dylan Sanchez
A great option for a satellite ship. Fills a nice void!


Andromedan Dominator - card #B40

01/04/2024
Dylan Sanchez
A hell of a battleship for the Andromedans! Sadly isn’t its own enormous card but its points value is absolutely bonkers. I love Andromedons so I’m glad to have a ship of this caliber....


FC: Romulan Attack!

01/04/2024
Dylan Sanchez
Another great expansion. Lots of useful Romulan and Gorn ships, including a cool Dreadnought variant for the Romulan. Fed ships are a nice bonus and the asteroid rules and maps make this good value....


FC: Reinforcements Attack

12/26/2023
Dylan Sanchez
An excellent collection of ships that fill in gaps in the various empires’ repertoire. Especially appreciate the Andromedon SatBase....


FC: Orion Attack

12/11/2023
Dylan Sanchez
Great to see more Orions. A great faction with cool rules. The provided cards are good for new players and the master weapons chart, though missing the War and Peace weapons, is very useful (though I wish it was laminated). Overall a solid expansion!...


Module C2 Countersheet

11/28/2023
Dennis Surdu
I love the new counter designs.....they are of top-notch quality. I only wish ALL counter sheets from all the products would get re-released....


FC: War & Peace

11/19/2023
Dylan Sanchez
Really interesting empires with cool rules. The Andromedons in particular are very unique. Might even be better than Distant Kingdoms!...


FC: Tactics Manual

11/19/2023
Dylan Sanchez
Illuminating and well written. Really thoroughly covers the game and all its various permutations.


FC: Tholian Attack

11/02/2023
Dylan Sanchez
An excellent and interesting expansion. The most complex rules in FC, but fun and fascinating. The new weapons are all sorts of fun and the web is devious as it gets....


FC: Distant Kingdoms

10/03/2023
Dylan Sanchez
A fantastic expansion with supremely interesting factions and rules. Really expands the range of the game and even comes with a 3 player and 1 player scenario. Wonderfully realized and cool as hell....


Federation Commander: Romulan Space

09/25/2023
Dylan Sanchez
An excellent selection of ships. The plasma torpedo reference cards are wonderful. Complete with Graduation and Academy, this set guarantees a massive amount of replay ability and a good number of scenarios....


Federation Commander: Academy

09/19/2023
Dylan Sanchez
An excellent gaming system. Easy to pick up with lots of options for how to play. Deeply fun and strategic, the Academy pack gives you all you need for hours of entertainment. It’s impossible to resist picking up Graduation and going hog wild from there....


FC Reference Rulebook

06/16/2023
Jeremy Christiansen
I love this book. I ordered this after getting Klingon boarder and it's a game changer. I gave Klingon boarder to the kiddo and kept this book along with an extra set of counters. Light read compared to sfb....


Star Fleet Battle Force

06/03/2023
Christopher Russell
A fast paced and easy to learn game. The cards are nicely illustrated and the game mechanics easily adapted to players of all ages (including my 10 yr old)....


Module C2 Countersheet

04/18/2023
Morgan Allen
The full color ship counters are distracting, Please make an option to purchase the older two tone style. ...


Module C1 Countersheet

04/18/2023
Morgan Allen
The full color ship counters are not visually appealing when compared to the old two color style. The images just look like the Mega Hex art work, shrunk down and printed on yellow and green background, this is visually unattractive & distracting. Please bring the old two tone style back in print....


Captain's Log #13 Reprint

01/09/2023
Joseph Jackson
An outstanding addition to the Star Fleet Universe. The Academy section was particularly well done. Specifically: The Brotherhood Banquet is very good. It's worth the cost of this issue on it's own....


Uncut card sheet for SFBF

08/27/2022
Jeff Guthridge
This arrived in a cardboard carrier that made me wonder if I was receiving Anti-Tank Ordinance by mistake! Humor aside, the multi-layer packaging was excellently performed and USPS was unable to apply their destructive best, so the sheet arrived intact.

I've got it resting on a table right now, letting the curl relax out before framing. I expect it to be a conversation starter in the game room once I find the perfect spot for it.

The webstore image doesn't show it well, but it is the full production sheet, complete with whitespace, crop guide, and color test marks.

I think any well provisioned SFU game room needs one!
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FC: Deluxe Space Battle Maps

05/23/2022
Joseph Jackson
There is only one question to ask: How did I ever live without these?


Cadet Training Handbook Reprint Edition

05/09/2022
Joshua Gibson
Awesome product. May come off as talking down to you if you're really into wargaming, but for the uninitiated, it's perfect. It clearly directs you step by step and with the use of the scenarios, you pick it up easy. PDF is free on Drivethrurpg (Don't be fooled by the different cover. It has the same guts.

Most Excellent product!!!...


Module R4T: The Tholian Will

03/15/2022
Mark Donelan
If you play Tholians this is a must. Lot's of background and ships.


Captain's Log #21

11/21/2021
Joseph Jackson
I really enjoyed this issue of CL. The short story, Mutiny on the Harasser, was tense and entertaining. The Scenario, SL187 Planetary Raid, may be my new favorite scenario. And the Kzinti and Lyran captured ships rock! In my personal opinion, if you dont buy CL21, you might be a tribble turd....


Star Fleet Times #1-#5

09/12/2021
jeff anderson
While the serious issue/ships have been incorporated into other products, the fun ships by themselves make this a must-have product just as much as the delightful time-capsule aspects of it. So good, I'd like to give it a six star out of five rating. :)...


Omega 1: The Omega Sector

09/12/2021
jeff anderson
A whole new universe, but without the need to learn a whole new set of game mechanic rules, the Omega sector is an almost "Wild West" setting for new heroes to emerge. I can NOT praise it enough!...


Stellar Shadow Journal #1

09/12/2021
jeff anderson
SFB is such a wonderful, detailed, and complex game that sometimes we fans can forget the "Fun" side of gaming.

SSJ is something that does not take itself as serious as the core SFB. It has that fun that can be lacking elsewhere....


Federation Master Starship Book

09/12/2021
jeff anderson
A reference book without peer for everything the Federation can put in the field, from ships to fighters to Marines to even the conjectural Mustang and Thunderbolt gunboats, all in one convenient package.

Were I to request a change, it would be to add the Master Fighter Chart for the Federation fighter shuttles. They are described in wonderful detail and the requested chart would be a duplication of what is already in the Master Annex Book....


Module E5 North Polar Republic

01/26/2021
William Leach
I understand the reasoning for no counters, to keep the cost down. But, why not print the paper ones in color? Other than that, it's a fun little module....


Captain's Log #03 Reprint

11/16/2020
Joseph Jackson
This is a no nonsense, get right into it, Captains Log. It has a ton of scenario's to dive into. I'm a huge fan of the fan fiction. If for no other reason, getting your hands on Deth O'Kay's HammerField SSD is worth every penny in my book. Too much info? Too bad. Spoiler: It's Awesome!...


Module R2: Fed-Kzinti-Orion-Andro

11/16/2020
Joseph Jackson
I have been in desperate need of a Kzinti Dreadnought for some time now. So this volume is just what I needed. Some other favorites I plan to do battle with immediately are: The Federation War Destroyer. That is one wicked cool ship.
The Federation Plasma Frigate.
Kzinti Medium Scout Cruiser and Kzinti War Drone Destroyer.
You gotta see the Orion OK6 Cruiser and the Orion Heavy Battle Cruiser. Fear the Orion Pirates!
For me this was a must have Module to SFB. Now that I have it, I cant believe I waited so long to get it!...


Captain's Log #25

08/06/2020
Joseph Jackson
First off, love the fast shipping. Thanks.
This thing is just packed with goodies. There are too many to mention!I'll pick my 3 favorite:
1. The cover story: great read-a classic page turner.
2. The Hydran ship HYDRAMAR, a Lord High Executioner DCS. That's about the coolest ship name ever-except for:
3. The Seltorian DCS COLD WIND OF REVENGE.
SSD's included!
Honorable mentions: everything else.
My recommendation? Buy it!...


SFB: Basic Set Map

08/03/2020
Neal Bourbeau
This is the classic SFB board updated. Nice star field in the back is great improvement to a simple effective design....


Module R1 2023: Bases & Auxiliaries

06/28/2020
Joseph Jackson
If your into fleet actions and campaigns you're not going to be able to live without this one. Add a Monitor to your Base defense and watch the sweat pour out of your enemies! Use a Race specific Star Base SSD. Organize your empire with great detail and realism. Convert your lonely Base into a bustling way-station, ripe for conquest by an aggressive neighbor. Or capture an enemy supply depot. Mod R1 is just what you need!...


SFB Advanced Missions

06/28/2020
Joseph Jackson
Advanced Missions, indeed! If you've loved Basic, then Advanced Missions is a must have. Not only does it effectively double your game content, but it serves as a launchpad for all the other modules and supplements. It's fulfilling yet leaves you hungry for more. Simply a must have for anyone who dares to experience the Star Fleet Universe....


Gorn Master Starship Book

06/27/2020
Timothy Kelley
THESE ARE NOT SSD BOOKS, which is what ANYONE would think. It says NOWHERE that this is just a bullshit book about the ships. So I spent over $200 and still do not have a game...


Ammo Countersheet

06/16/2020
Joseph Jackson
Are you kidding me? Two bucks to not run out of drone counters ever again. This is stupid easy. Click the buy button....


Module X1: The X-Ships

06/16/2020
Joseph Jackson
Absolutely fan-dang-tastic! Played Basic and Advanced Missions for years and the X-Ships lets us progress in the timeline and advance technologically very naturally. I am looking forward to the Admirals Campaign with an X-Starbase at the home planet, one or two X-battle stations on the front lines, and some hell-raising X-squadrons to tear it up!...


Battlewagon Second Edition 1984

01/12/2018
Patrick Dillman
An interesting game system. Really would like to see an updated and expanded third edition. Also sad that there aren't any counters to go with the folio....


Orion Heavy Cruiser

12/05/2017
Patrick Dillman
Very well done. Only a couple flash tags to snipe off. Details came out great!


SFB Master Rulebook 2012 Edition

09/24/2017
Dan Proctor
This rulebook is a tremendous value. I'm a long time player and just updating to the newest version of the game. So I've purchased the Basic Set and Advanced Missions. At first I though this was too much for the rulebook, but to my pleasant surprise the Master Rulebook brings a huge HUGE value. It is neat organized and although it says its just the rules, what this means is that some of the stuff in the Basic Set and Advanced Missions has been removed. The removed bits are the ship descriptions per empire. What this means to you is that it is slightly smaller than the combined Basic Set and Advanced Mission rules shuffled together. Put this in a 2" D-ring heavy duty binder and you are ready to game. Some of my friends have purchased multiple copies so other players have it to reference during 'learning' games.
Make this rulebook an early purchase as you build your Star Fleet Battles game to its full and glorious size. ...


A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Book 1.2 Deluxe Edition

06/25/2017
John Williams
I purchased the print edition of this book. It has a good amount of background from the star fleet universe on the federation, klingons, romulans, gorn, and kzinti as the five main factions represented in this book with a nice introductory number of ships for a good variety of choices available to build fleets from.

The "A call to arms" rule set combines well with star fleet setting for a different flavour of fleet battles.

The print edition was in good condition, although the artwork used in the book was originally in color, and the book is printed in black and white. I believe different black and white versions of the artwork and photographs could have had a better contrast for the black and white printing rather than the black and white versions of the color art.

The awkward looking B&W versionf of the art is the only negative thing I could say about that copy of the book. I would therefore suggest getting the PDF version. ...


Romulan Master Starship Book

06/10/2017
Patrick Dillman
Everything a Master Starship Book should be. If you specialize in playing The Greatest Empiral Ships of the Galaxy, you need this book!...


Module W: Space Battle Maps (1.25"")"

03/26/2017
Dan Proctor
This is a wonderful map. The regular SFB male with the big Texas sized hexes. Great for big games with lots of counters, miniatures and / or Federation Commander. I found the map durable, colorful and easy to work with....


FC Reference Rulebook

03/22/2017
Dan Proctor
The Federation Commander Reference rule book it a truely awesome addition to your FC game. Every rule you need, easy to access. Get the Tactics manual to go with it and you will ROCK the universe. (Or at least you'll know why you lost ;^)...


SFB Tactics Manual

03/19/2017
Dan Proctor
SFB Tactics Manual
SFB player, why don’t you have this already?! Buy it now, then come back and read my review. It goes like this, I played SFB for years and for years my buddy and I played it wrong. Yeah, I know, who can’t figure out how long a ¼ turn is? The Tactics manual breaks down into a variety of useful subjects and clearly demonstrates how the rules were meant to work and how you can best apply them. It was the Zen moment of my SFB gaming reading this book. There is no point in trying to break down the variety of subjects, but it is a wonderful treatment of our favorite game. Even casual SFB players should pick this up because it provides a gateway into truly learning the game. Roll low!
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Kzinti Frigate

03/19/2017
Dan Proctor
The Kzinti 2400 scale frigate is a great model. While small, it’s a frigate after all, it has great detail. I like that the nacelles and arms. Take a look at the free paint guides. These are very approachable for new painters and add great visual appeal to your games....


Orion OK6 Heavy Cruiser

09/11/2016
Nathan Kaiser
Lil smaller than I thought it be but still big enough for my kitbash plans :)


F&E Large Scale Map

08/07/2016
Daniel Knudsen
If you are serious about playing Federation and Empire, this is an investment that is worth it.

Key Pros:

4-5 Stacks are easily placed per hex. This allows you a "big picture" perspective without having to reach in and move too many counters around. Knocking stacks over can be fairly annoying.

The provinces are clearly demarcated so figuring "what is what" and exactly what is captured or disrupted is much easier.

Included along the bottom row are helpful items like a battle mat as well as capital hex compositions for easy reference.

If you are serious about picking this up, pay the extra money and get it laminated. This will allow you to mark off bases as destroyed and annotate ownership of provinces without danger of wrecking the map. Also, this map is a pretty significant investment, so a spilled beverage is the LAST thing you want ruining your map.

So, get yourself to a 6 foot folding table or larger and set this guy up. The map that came with the game is fully functional, but if you want the wow factor and ALOT of added convenience, pick this one up. ...


SFB Advanced Missions

07/30/2016
Patrick Dillman
The Next Big Thing!

Add this to your Basic Set and you have the core of SFB!

Every thing to start is here and soon you'll be wanting to expand your view on the Star Fleet Universe!
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Module G3: Master Annexes

07/30/2016
Patrick Dillman
A Must Have!
By the time you have acquired a few SFB products, you may start to forget exactly which individual product a ship came from and that can be problematic during a gaming session when time is short but you need some info about a ship that is on the Master Ship Chart or even harder to remember which product it came in, an annex.
Get G3 and make life easier! I strongly recommend that you order it unbound and hole punched since putting it in a binder will make it easier to use. G3 is one of the top two reference material that I use during every SFB game. The other is the MRB.
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Star Fleet Marines: Last Stand

07/30/2016
Patrick Dillman
More detailed than (D15.0), but easier and faster than ASL.
No, really. Just as the headline says.
This goes for both Assault and Last Stand.
What I like the most is that is can be used with all of the SFU ship combat games for ground combat with very little kludging of rules....


Star Fleet Marines: Assault

07/30/2016
Patrick Dillman
More detailed than (D15.0), but easier and faster than ASL.
No, really. Just as the headline says.
This goes for both Assault and Last Stand.
What I like the most is that is can be used with all of the SFU ship combat games for ground combat with very little kludging of rules....


SFB Master Rulebook 2012 Edition

07/30/2016
Patrick Dillman
Just as advertised, this is exactly what is in the description. A must have if you are hosting several players. Well worth the money and allows you to keep your original rulebooks intact....


Captain's Log #38

07/12/2016
Michael Grafton
I may be a bit biased, but I just love the main "History." By just having one side of the story the reader gets to wonder, along with the protagtonist, just what is happening....


Captain's Log #51

06/14/2016
Ryan Opel
Another great Captain's Log from the folks at ADB. Night Hounds was a good story on a part of the Star Fleet Universe we don't see very often in print...The Orion Pirates.

The other big story is the tale of the Galactic Scout Cruiser USS Sakharov and her journeys from the Federation to the Lesser Magellanic Cloud, to the Omega sector of the Milky Way and back to the Federation. I am sure many more tales will come from this voyage.

The products also contains material for all of ADBs product lines and will be a welcome addition to any gamers library....