"Lieutenant, just what the heck is an 'Andromedan'?"
"Sir, I just don't know. Nobody does. Their ships, their weapons, their technology are all unknown."
Most SFB players do not realize that it was not until the Andromedans were defeated that Star Fleet finally figured out who they were, where they came from, and what they wanted. Four decades of battles against the Andromedans were based on battle reports, guesses, calculations, estimations, and (it was said) a Ouija Board. Star Fleet Intelligence (not to mention the intelligence services of other empires) was constantly issuing new guesses as to what Andromedan ships were in service and what new ones could be expected in the near future. Star Fleet Intelligence assumed that since other empires had improved their fleets with refits, new designs, old hulls expanded with new sections, alternative weapons, fighters, bombers, gunboats, and even X-technology, that the Andromedans would also make the same innovations.
The rulebook includes a collection of these guesses, predictions, estimations, and extrapolations, presented as rules for new weapons. It also includes the alternative timeline discovered by the Darwin as well as the historical campaign by which the Andromedans destroyed the Lyran Democratic Republic. There are 60 SSDs for these conjectural ships. Explore X-ships (aren't the regular ships scary enough?), a Desecrator Starbase, dissection beam ships, fighters, fast patrol ships, and much, much more, presented in your choice of the original black and white or in color.
Warehouse 23: http://www.warehouse23.com/products/ADB5635-2 (digital only)
Wargame Vault: http://www.wargamevault.com/product/130096/Star-Fleet-Battle...
B&W SSD book:
Warehouse 23: http://www.warehouse23.com/products/ADB5635-3 (digital only)
Wargame Vault: http://www.wargamevault.com/product/130097/Star-Fleet-Battle...
Color SSD book (eBook only):
Warehouse 23: http://www.warehouse23.com/products/ADB5635-3C (digital only)
Wargame Vault: http://www.wargamevault.com/product/130098/Star-Fleet-Battle...
The printed book includes the rulebook and B&W SSD book bound together. It can be obtained from your local game store. No FLGS? You can buy it from ADB direct: http://store.starfleetstore.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Scree...
Good gaming to you!