Who the Heck are These Guys?
Can we ask you to keep a secret? The designer and publisher of Federation Commander
also created another game called Star Fleet Battles. That game has been in print
for three decades and is the best-selling starship combat game of all time. It is also much
more complicated than Federation Commander, although some people really like it despite
its thousands of pages of rules. That game includes many space empires with different
weapons and systems. Until the publication of future Federation Commander products
such as Distant Kingdoms, these empires, ships, and weapons are not available to
players of Federation Commander. To give you a preview of them (and help veterans of
Star Fleet Battles transition to the new game system) we published Booster Zero with one
ship and a few weapons from these empires.
Federation Commander: Booster Zero
Stock #4200, Retail Price $9.95. To buy a copy now, click here.
New Game Value: Six new ships from new empires with new weapons. Lyran Tiger cruiser
with expanding sphere generators; Interstellar Concordium Star Cruiser with its plasmatic
pulsar device; Hydran Dragoon Cruiser with Hellbores, Fusion Beams, and
Stinger fighters; WYN Black Shark with optional weapons mounts. This product also
includes the original playtest ship cards and rules for the Romulans, Gorns, and plasma torpedoes.
New Empires: Lyrans (Lynx-humanoids, Klingon allies against the Kzintis); Hydrans (methane-breathing tripeds constantly
at war with the Klingons); ISC (aloof an enigmatic; they think everyone else is insane); WYN Cluster (a tiny enclave filled
with renegades of the Kzintis, Lyrans, and Klingons; plus some Orion pirates).
This product requires Romulan Border or Klingon Border for use.
Components: six full color double-sided laminated ship cards, rule booklet with new weapons rules.
Who will buy it? Veterans of Star Fleet Battles, players of Federation Commander, fans of Star Trek, and fans of miniatures
Squadron Box Zero provides one each of the six pewter scale miniatures to match the ship cards in Booster Zero. Stock #
4300; Retail $34.95. To buy a copy, click here.
Klingon Border or Romulan Border include all required rules for the ships in Booster Zero, and Booster Zero will only work if
you have one of those products.
Communique: free monthly PDF newsletter with new ships and other items.