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Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 5:29:18 AM   
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I'm just curious, how many people here have played Star Fleet Battles?

Oh man, I sound like a bot!

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 8:11:12 AM   
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Played the hell out of it in the first half of the 80's.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 10:15:38 AM   
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I loved that game - found it at university!

Bought a copy for myself afterwards but never found anyone to play with since and no have no time!

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 10:36:36 AM   
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Is it a PC game? Give us a link? I have Starfleet Command which is a real time game of Startrek battles. I never really liked it though because it's real time.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 10:54:08 AM   
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quote:

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Is it a PC game?


No.

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I have Starfleet Command which is a real time game of Startrek battles.


Starfleet Command 1 & 2 & OP were based on Star Fleet Battles, which is still an active board game and predecessor to Federation Commander, which itself is a streamlined/stripped down iteration of Starfleet Battles. They all come back to Starfleet Battles by Amarillo Design Bureau (ADB) via Task Force Games. (Note: Starfleet Command 3 was too far from Starfleet Battles to really say it was based on SFB anymore)

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 1:33:50 PM   
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It's still on my game shelf. Lots of the pieces have worn edges.

Great fun with a group.

Also still have Federation and Empire. Wish that were made into a PC game.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 1:56:26 PM   
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Yes, I played it too - still have my copy. Still want to play the campaign game someday.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 2:30:18 PM   
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Yup I still have it in the loft along with a small mountain of Ship SSD's

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 2:30:42 PM   
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Played and still play it great game was one of my first board games back in the 80's

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 5:53:56 PM   
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Hrmmm I seem to remember a game like this that had minature ships on stands, is that some other game of the like?
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1589/star-fleet-battles

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 7:18:34 PM   
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Yes, I had buttloads of SFC and F&E.

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Hrmmm I seem to remember a game like this that had minature ships on stands, is that some other game of the like?
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1589/star-fleet-battles


You're thinking of the ST Tactical Combat Simulator game from FASA. Which was very similar. In my opinion the rules to this one was better than SFC - more streamlined, including the damage system which was much more interesting. For being a faster playing game, it seemed to have more detail in the basics. I wouldn't mind digging it up on Ebay sometime, come to think of it, as mine has been long long gone.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3040/star-trek-starship-tactical-combat-simulator

The stands were for miniatures you could buy separately, of course.


EDIT: It looks like someone made a nice windows port that even had an AI. http://www.anzwers.org/free/fasa/JRSTCSComputerPort/ Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the download for it yet, as the creator's downloads have been wiped.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 9:11:21 PM   
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One summer a friend and I re enacted the General War, with a list of fleets and roster of names for ever ship. We played every day that summer and it was brutal. 3 months later all we had left on both sides were ships light cruiser class and smaller. It was glorious. 

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/21/2010 10:10:18 PM   
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Played it for years. Have got SFC too. Federation and Empire is THE strategic space sim style game we have always wanted. It was virtually unplayable as a boardgame but with the processing power of the PC...

Breath not held. Its been 20 years already..

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/22/2010 3:39:29 AM   
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I used to play SFB and F & E and had the FASA version too.

Just this week my 9 year old boys and I started playing the card game Star Fleet Battle Force. We are playing the basic rules and having fun. My SFB disappeared a long time ago, but this makes me want to go buy it again.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/22/2010 7:15:12 AM   
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I was so much into Star Fleet Battles back in the day we had every ship named on the SSDs. There's even a history on the General War. This is the one that was on one of my Captain Logs. http://www.starfleetgames.com/sfb/sfin/general_war.htm

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/22/2010 8:17:49 PM   
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I had a lot of fun with that one back in the late '80s. I made my own races with 5 ship types or so in each race. I also made a flying saucer which was totally fun but not serious.

There's a guy in our gaming club who keeps bringing it but we never seem to get a game going. Too many other things to play.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/23/2010 1:52:38 AM   
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I still play once a month with three other guys. After all these years it is still one of the best starship tactical combat games.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/23/2010 6:16:19 PM   
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Had a good little weekender club goin years ago. I could never figure out why the original SFB game was not computerized in the '486 days. Although the warp factor was a good copy of i,t but very primative (apple II era). And no, Starfleet Command did not capture the feel of the original SFB at all.

Played another game called Taveller about that time too. More role play Space sci fi than strategy. And again these board game licenses really killed any PC possibility due to greed, so we are destined to never see computer conversions of these games.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/23/2010 7:18:42 PM   
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I had Traveller aswell...never got to play it though..it is being reprinted at the moment...

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/24/2010 4:39:56 AM   
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Traveller was AWESOME!

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/24/2010 12:59:51 PM   
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Has anybody played Federation Commander? It is supposed to be a streamlined version of SFB. I thought it might be a good Christmas present for my boys.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/24/2010 2:29:58 PM   
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Played it in the mid-late 80's..wore out two photocopiers back then.....

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/24/2010 10:25:36 PM   
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Played it in the mid-late 80's..wore out two photocopiers back then.....



My dad was always grumbling about having to copy my SSDs at work....

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/25/2010 12:18:31 AM   
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Has anybody played Federation Commander? It is supposed to be a streamlined version of SFB. I thought it might be a good Christmas present for my boys.


I've got it, but haven't played it. It's a whole lot "prettier" than SFB. The SSD's are laminated and all systems are color-coded. There is no use of the Energy Allocation form, as all energy expenditures are done on-the-fly, while moving paperclips (or some other marker) up & down the side of the SSD's to indicate remaining energy.

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/25/2010 12:20:44 AM   
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Here you go for the PC version

Download here

http://ststcs.slightlysilly.com/

Webpage of game

http://www.anzwers.org/free/fasa/JRSTCSComputerPort/



more stuff

http://home.comcast.net/~ststcsolda/

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/25/2010 12:29:48 AM   
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just tried to install on a win 7 os and it crashed..

will download from this link

http://slightlysilly.com/STSTCSv205Beta3.zip

JUST FOUND OUT IF YOU HAVE WIN& OR VISTA DOWNLOAD THIS FIRST and with windows XP SP2 compatibility mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q180071/

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/25/2010 12:40:35 AM   
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sorry fixed the install see above

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/25/2010 12:43:13 AM   
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found another download site....has an earlier version aswell..will try that

http://anthscoststtcs.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=gameprograms&action=display&thread=4

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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/25/2010 12:55:05 AM   
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Here you go for the PC version



Ah, a conversion of FASA's answer to ADB's Starfleet Battles... but with the ugliest miniatures.



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RE: Star Fleet Battles - 10/25/2010 1:02:30 AM   
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Well got it working I download more scenarios and ship grapics...looking great so far.....if you liked star fleet battles then down load it follow my instructions above for Win 7 and vista...

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