Basics: 112 pages, 2 scenarios, 16 new SSD.
From the back cover:
Death Rattle!: The General Wart is over, but a new conflict is set to begin as the Andromedan invaders attack the planet Rimworld, home to Gorn and Federation colonies. As a squadron sacrifices itself to buy time, fast cruisers, X-ships, and even Romulans race to the scene as a Kzinti commando boards the Dominator.
Class History of the Federation Fast Cruisers and Light Dreadnoughts, Hydran military decorations, and a map of the Milky Way Galaxy locating Alpha, Omega, and the Xorkaelians.
Communications: Command the Future, announces new products, Conventions & Aces, Why?, Admiral Growler punishes the weak, After Action Reports, Starline 2400, Input Guide, More.
'New Ships: ISC contingency ships with four hulls! The Frax Battle Line expands with the heavy dreadnought, light dreadnought, fast cruiser, and patrol carrier.The Light Modular DreadnoughtStar Lynx, the Fleet Scout 'Eagle. Gorns turn destroyers into cruisers with huge new rear hulls.
Venues: Starfleet Command, Galactic Conquest, Warlord tactics, SFB On-Line, PBEM.
Database: Batle Group fights the Carrier Campaign, Deck plans for two ships, Federation-vs-Romulan Brothers of the Anarchist, Lyrans for Star Fleet Battle Force, DEFSAT example.
Tactics: Victory at Origins 2003, Auroran Tactical Primer, Term Papers by the top players.
Scenarios: Romulans, Gorns, Andromedans and the Federation clash in a wild Melee at Rimworld. Federation bombers defend a planet against the Orions.
Federation & Empire: Rules & Rulings, Four Pages of Tactical Notes, Combined Operations, Rules and Rulings, the Origins wish list, Ship Information Table, new rules for F&E.