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2005
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Federation Commander: Klingon Border
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From the designer of Star Fleet Battles, Federation Commander is the fast moving game of starship combat in the Star Fleet Universe. Mounted game boards, laminated full color ship control cards and gorgeous full color counters highlight this re-imagining of the Star Fleet Universe with 21st century production values.

This was the initial product for Federation Commander, and was the original base set. There are other base sets and expansions for the Federation Commander Series.

Much effort has gone into streamlining the game - there are 8 impulses rather than 32. One die roll allocates up to 10 points of damage, rather than 2 dice per damage point that strikes the ship. Color coded charts and ship cards reduce the mental overhead of remembering what goes where.

Gone is the tax form of energy allocation, replaced by a free flowing dynamic "on the fly" power allocation system. Maneuver has had countless special cases removed and streamlined.

This is not an introduction to Star Fleet Battles, but a re-imagining of starship combat in the Star Fleet Universe, redesigned from the ground up to appeal to a wider audience and reduce rules lawyer-ism.

Included in the rules are the 'free form" (hexless) movement rules that have been in use for years; the hex map is scaled for miniatures bases, and the game is designed to be easy to port over to miniatures adaptations.

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Boosters (extra ship cards) that tie-in to this set:

  • Booster #1
  • Booster #2
  • Booster #3

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Components:

  • Rulebook
  • Six Mounted Map Panels (Double Sided)
  • 16 Laminated Ship Diagrams (Double Sided)
  • 2 Six-Sided Dice
  • 2 Player Reference Cards
  • 40 1" Counters
  • 216 1/2" Markers
  • Paperclips
  • Wipe-Off Marker

Ships included in this set:

Federation: Drone Battlecruiser (BCG), Missile Dreadnought (DNG), Frigate, Heavy Cruiser, Light Cruiser
General: Battle Station and Planet Killer (Monster), Small and Large Freighters
Klingon: C7 Heavy Battlecruiser, C8 Dreadnought, D6 Heavy Cruiser, D7 Battlecruiser, F5 Frigate
Kzinti: Battlecruiser, Frigate
Orion: Raider (CR)
Tholian: Patrol Corvette

Part of the Federation Commander Series

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Amarillo Design Bureau Rules Revision 6 Edition
Publisher: Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc.
Artist: Mark Evans (I)
Year: 2011
Product Code: 4001
Size: 11.50 x 9.25 x 1.50 inches
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Publisher: Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc.
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Year: 2006
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Publisher: Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc.
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4 Federation Commander Fast Play Variant Damage Chart
A variant damage allocation chart for Federation Commander that significantly cuts time spent applying damage by grouping damage types and by simplifying the allocation of alternate damage.
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2015-04-26
22 Blaecblaeds Primer v2.0.1
Possibly the best thing thing about this is that it's 14 pages, not 100 pages, and is fairly comprehensive. This is essentially a player aid, but is naturally longer than a game aid for simpler games. It is the fruit of much, much labour and incorporates a number of clarifications to ambiguous missed points based on official answers to rules questions. I also point out a few difficulties, omissions or contradictions that have not been addressed and being aware of them may assist you in making your own rulings should these situations come up in play. I'm going to ask, thumb this now while you're downloading. If it's bad you know you'll find the time to come back and remove that thumb but if it's good somehow it's much harder to remember to come back and let people know it's good....
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2015-04-10
20 Blaecblaeds Master Reference Chart v7.0.5
A compilation with annotation of all weapon charts as well as damage charts, various movement charts, firing and launch systems effects. As well there is my Complete Turn Sequence Chart which brings it to four pages for lamination if you so choose. I've omitted fancy backgrounds to make it easier to print. I'm going to ask, thumb this now while you're downloading. If it's bad you know you'll find the time to come back and remove that thumb but if it's good somehow it's much harder to remember to come back and let people know it's good. (I don't need thumbs for anything, this is a sort of experiment.)
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2015-04-10
23 Blaecblaeds First Turn Warp Through v1.0.0
A heavily animated and commented full turn walk through for Federation Commander. In some ways it's like a slow motion video. You will need to use Powerpoint or the free Powerpoint Viewer (available for download from the software company's website) as OpenOffice and Android powerpoint apps do not support the animations and timings. I'm going to ask, thumb this now while you're downloading. If it's bad you know you'll find the time to come back and remove that thumb but if it's good somehow it's much harder to remember to come back and let people know it's good. (I don't need thumbs for anything, this is a sort of experiment.)
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2015-04-10
6 FC Hex Map
The first version missed of parts of some hexes where the top set of 3 and the bottom set of 3 meet. This file corrects the problem
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2011-09-02
14 FCX: Federation Comander eXtended
New, playtested version of FCX. These are eXtensions for Federation Commander. It blanaces plasma better, adds new options, and has a new cool system for boarding parties. Enjoy.
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2010-09-27
9 Federation Commander Turn Tracker
Fixed version of the New Turn Tracker. Includes speed 8 on subpulse 4, and reversed the speed in the subpulses to go from lowest to highest (priority order).
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2010-02-23
4 Plasma Torpedo Warhead Tracking Chart
This chart "inverts" the table in (4J3b). This chart describes torpedo strength reduction as "damage" to the torpedo, making it easier to reconcile strength reduction with damage from other sources.
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2007-11-28
5 Trek_FC_baselinespeed_v2.pdf
Baseline speed cards: laminate and use one per ship to set your speed each turn. Reverse side has Stopped.
2006-10-11
5 Trek_FC_aids_Klingon.pdf
Fed Commander: Baseline speed cards. We found these helped keep track of ship speeds. One set per ship in a battle - Klingon design
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