The Terran Federation 

  A Starfleet Wars Conversion to Full Thrust (Fleet Book)
 

Starfleet Wars

In 1978, I was introduced to starship miniatures by an ad in the back of a kids magazine.  I sent in my 50 cents and got back a whole new world of gaming.  Starfleet Wars had it's 5 races of ships and was clearly influenced by Star Wars with the triangular wedge ships for the Terrans and some of the fighter designs. There were also the Stardate 3000 miniatures from Valiant and Trek miniatures from Star Fleet Battles and much more to fuel my imagination.  I got the Starfleet Wars starter box with the rules and one Stellar Destroyer miniature from each fleet but I kept on looking at the miniatures and wanting more but I was young and had no money and life went on.  Fortunately this line of miniatures never died and they did come back when I was able to get all the miniatures I want.

From that start I kept an interest in starships and space games but they were not always easy to find.  Starfire and Star Fleet Battles were easiest to find at game stores and Star Trek Tactical Combat System had some great miniatures.  I found a reference to a game fromt UK in a magazine and ordered a copy of Full Thrust from the game store and that opened up some doors to other gamers throughout the world as the internet and email groups connected people with similar niche interests like nothing else could before.

I still fall back on Starfleet Wars for my favorite archtipical background: classic humans with the strong and agressive ships; dangerous bug swarm with lots and lots of cheap ships; advanced bird race with the best ships availble, but not many of them; secrative aquatic race who are hard to see and find unless they want you to; and the agressive carnivores who's only tactics are to get close to pound and attack.

      "In the galaxy there are five empires ranging from the powerful to the weak, the numerous to the few, the conniving to the naive, the treacherous to the unsuspecting. Two of these powers have been vying for control of the galaxy for several centuries, the ‘Entomalians whose acknowledged ambition is complete Galactic dominance and the Terran Federation whose wish it is to "save" the galaxy from the other empires and bring the thousands of wealthy independent planets under their control."   

 Starfleet Wars miniatures are currently available from Monday Knight Productions as the Galactic Knights range.  They have their own Galactic Knights rules that have a similar background but I still preferr the original background.

There are also a couple of blogs out there that focus on Starfleet Wars so if you are interested in learning more about Starfleet Wars and the miniatures, please check them out.
Super Galactic Dreadnought
Starfleet Wars


The Terran Federation

Background
"The Terran forces are relatively numerous, well armed, and well protected.  Their ships have been designed to chase the enemy and destroy or cripple him, hence the majority of the armament is mounted forward.  With this in mind tactics dictate attacking an enemy from behind and below to cripple the engines and weak bellies of their opponents.  The well developed assault forces on the carriers and battlecruisers plus the heavy dreadnoughts have served the Terrans well.  The Terran Federation has been intact for centuries and has always managed to defend its territories."
Design Philosophy - Good balanced ships
Average hulls, Good Screens, Moderate Armor, Good Beam Batteries, Heavy Weapon is the Pulse Torpedo, lots of fighters, very good PDS coverage, good thrust.  Few weapons if any fire aft.

Terran Fleet

Clockwise from upper left, Formidable GB, Invincible GD, Swiftsure SD, Ranger SC, Constellation GAC center.

 
SWIFTSURE class 
Stellar Destroyer

Mass 34

CPV/NPV 113/91

Average Hull 10 (3/3/2/2)

1 Point Armour

Thrust 6

FTL

1 Fire Control

2 PDS

1 Class 1 Beam Battery

1 Class 2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)

1 Pulse Torpedo (F)

 

SAMURAI class 
Stellar Destroyer Leader

Mass 58

CPV/NPV 192/168

Average Hull 17 (5/4/4/4)

2 Points Armour

Thrust 6

FTL

2 Fire Controls

2 PDS

2 Class 1 Beam Batteries 

1 Class 3 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)

1 Pulse Torpedo (F)

 
RANGER class 
Stellar Cruiser

Mass 80

CPV/NPV 270/254

Average Hull 24 (6/6/6/6)

4 Points Armour

Thrust 4

FTL

2 Fire Controls

3 PDS

Level 1 Screens

1 Class 1 Beam Battery

3 Class 2 Beam Batteries (FP/F/FS, AP/FP/F, AS/FS/F)

1 Class 3 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)

1 Pulse Torpedo (FP/F/FS)

 

FORMIDABLE class 
Galactic Battlecruiser

Mass 148

CPV/NPV 502/487 (+ fighters)

Average Hull 44 (11/11/11/11)

4 Points Armour

Thrust 4

FTL

3 Fire Controls

4 PDS

Level 1 Screens

1 Class 1 Beam Battery

2 Class 2 Beam Batteries (AP/FP/F, AS/FS/F)

2 Class 3 Beam Battery (AP/FP/F, AS/FS/F)

1 Pulse Torpedo (FP/F/FS)

2 Fighter Bays

 

CONSTELLATION class 
Galactic Attack Carrier

Mass 170

CPV/NPV 596/453 (+ fighters)

Average Hull 46 (12/12/11/11)

6 Points Armour

Thrust 2

FTL

2 Fire Controls

5 PDS

Level 2 Screens

2 Class 1 Beam Batteries

2 Class 2 Beam Batteries (AP/FP/F, AS/FS/F)

6 Fighter Bays

 

INVINCIBLE class 
Galactic Dreadnought

Mass 190

CPV/NPV 653/773 (+ fighters)

Average Hull 58 (15/15/14/14)

8 Points Armour

Thrust 3

FTL

4 Fire Controls

1 ADFC

5 PDS

Level 2 Screens

2 Class 1 Beam Batteries

3 Class 2 Beam Batteries (FP/F/FS, AP/FP/F, AS/FS/F)

4 Class 3 Beam Battery (2xFP/F/FS, AP/FP/F, AS/FS/F)

1 Pulse Torpedo (FP/F/FS)

1 Fighter Bay

 

VALIANT class 
Galactic Dreadnought

Mass 220

CPV/NPV 753/960 (+ fighters)

Average Hull 66 (17/17/16/16)

12 Points Armour

Thrust 3

FTL

4 Fire Controls

6 PDS

1 ADFC

Level 2 Screens

2 Class 1 Beam Batteries

3 Class 2 Beam Batteries (AP/FP/F, AS/FS/F, A/AP/AS)

4 Class 3 Beam Battery (2xFP/F/FS, A/AP/FP/F, A/AS/FS/F)

2 Pulse Torpedoes (F/FP, F/FS)

1 Fighter Bay

 

 


VICTORY class 
Super Galactic Dreadnought

Mass 400

CPV/NPV 1391/2244 (+ fighters)

Average Hull 120

 

Front Half

60 Hull (15/15/15/15)

10 Armour

3 PDS

2 Class 1 Beam Batteries

4 Class 3 Beam Batteries (2xFP/F/FS, F/FP/FS, F/FS/AS)

2 Class 4 Beam Batteries (2xFP/F/FS)

3 Pulse Torpedoes (FP/F/FS, AP/FP/F, AS/FS/F)

4 Fighter Bays

 

Aft Half

60 Hull (15/15/15/15)

6 Armour

Thrust 2

FTL

5 Fire Controls

4 PDS

1 ADFC

Level 2 Screens

2 Class 1 Beam Batteries

6 Class 2 Beam Batteries (2xAP/FP/F, 2xAS/FS/F, A/AP/FP, A/AS/FS)

2 Class 3 Beam Batteries (A/AP/FP, A/AS/FS)

 

SSD Under Construction 

 

Comet Fighter - Regular fighter

          Attack - as a MT torpedo fighter

          Multi-role - as a FT base fighter

          Interceptor - as a MT interceptor

Meteor Fighter -  Heavy fighter

          Attack - as a MT torpedo fighter

          Multi-role - as a FT base fighter

          Interceptor - as a MT interceptor

 
 

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