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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jean wrote:
Captain's Log #6 (in all of its 48 page glory) is out on e23! Take a walk back to 1988 when the B-10 was shiny and new and Ardak Kumerian was sending in scenarios from Klinshai. Steven Petrick from Florida found the history of the battle with both the Insatiable and Invincible who were taking on the Andros (and produced his Ensign's Term Paper).

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB3027


BTW this has to be a contender for Captain's Log-greatest-cover-art-of-all-time....that B-10 practically flies out of the cover, smashing that hapless Hydran on the way.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Captain's Log #43 Supplemental File is now up on e23. http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5743-S

Now, you can read the rest of the story! Designer's notes by the publisher, editor, department heads, and some of the individual authors.

Also included are:

* The 2011 Origins Report
* The 2011 TerrorWerks combat report
* After Action Reports for SFB Modules E4 and C3A
* Rejected SFB Term Papers (and why they were rejected)
* Seven more Battle Force 500 Continuous Operations battle tactics analyses
* Rejected F&E Tactical Notes (and why they were rejected)
* Two new ships for SFB
* And two new ships for Starmada.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain's Log #11 is now on e23.

This 1992 issue is 80 pages long.

HISTORY includes "Cold Front" and the Hydran rank chart.

DATABASE includes:

* Communications
* After action reports on recent products,
* Schedule of new products
* A play aid to calculate pseudo-speeds
* Why
* Proposals Board
* Ask Kommodore Ketrick
* Battle Force 1750
* Unit tracking cards
* And a humorous look at the Federation.


DOOMSDAY includes:

* 10 more questions
* Updates for P2 and P4
* And an input guide on getting things published.


UNIVERSE (which later became the venues section) included:

* Star Fleet Missions
* Prime Directive First Edition
* And Star Fleet Warlord.


SCENARIOS includes six new ones (SL132-SL137).

TACTICS includes:

* The tactics board (the professor asks questions of cadets with names suspiciously like the guys on the BBS)
* Term Papers
* Victory at Origins 92
* Ask Uncle Ardak
* And the Zimdars Dipsy Doodle.


FEDERATION & EMPIRE includes:

* Q&A
* Tactical notes
* An example of Hydran carrier costs
* Commentaries
* Pirates
* Andromedan preview
* The Cold Front scenario
* The Klingon Eastern Marches variant
* And more options for F&E.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain's Log #12 is now available on e23!

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5708

This 1993 issue is 80 pages long.

THE EARLY YEARS first appeared in this issue, with rules, scenarios, and six cruiser SSDs.

HISTORY includes "The Long Road Home" about a WYN frigate making a secret trip to pick up something the Patriarch wants for his new ship and also has the Kzinti rank insignia chart.

DATABASE includes communications, new product schedule, recent product reviews, humor, Input Guide, Battle Force 525 (battle tugs), Ask Kommodore Ketrick, example of SFB EW rules, Proposals Board, and Why.

DOOMSDAY was a recent event and this issue includes 10 questions about Doomsday and a list of ship changes in the Doomsday Edition.

UNIVERSE (which later became the venues section) includes articles on Star Fleet Missions, Star Fleet Battle Force card game, and Prime Directive first edition (stats for Klingons and ISC).

SCENARIOS includes five new ones (SL138-SL142).

TACTICS includes the tactics board (the professor asks questions of cadets with names suspiciously like the guys on the BBS), Term Papers, Victory at Origins 1993, and Ask Uncle Ardak.

FEDERATION & EMPIRE includes Q&A, Tactical Notes, an example of retreat priorities, an update from the Total War project, commentaries, the strategy (collect the capitals) that the Coalition still uses, and an Early Years scenario.

We hope you enjoy it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy dance! Captain's Log #13 is now out on e23!

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5709

This 1993 issue is 80 pages long and compiles the best of the material from the old Nexus Magazine.

HISTORY includes "The Glory of the Heroes" about a Federation base that is overwhelmed by a Romulan Attack.

DATABASE (which is now the Communications section) includes Convention winners, Origins reports from 84-85-86-87, staff awards, Klingon battlecruisers, Why, proposals board, Kommodore Ketrick, Ten Classic Questions, Speeding up SFB, and how BPV works.

SCENARIOS includes three classic ones ones (SP1701, SP80, and SP222).

TACTICS includes Term Papers, Frigate Squadrons, In the Heat of Battle, and Ask Uncle Ardak.

THE ACADEMY compiles the classroom sessions (the professor asks questions of cadets with names suspiciously like the guys on the BBS) including the first session, Spencer's Gambit, Captain K, Expanding Spheres, Plasmas, Cloaks, Drones, Andromedans, the Coalition Brotherhood Banquet, Sending Gerard Home (Orion Tactics), Webs, the ISC, Mid-Term Review, and The Tactics Board.

FEDERATION & EMPIRE includes Q&A, Tactical Notes, Combat Missions, The ISC in F&E (18 years before they finally got published in ISC WAR!), and two scenarios.

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain's Log #14 is out on e23. It's full of good material.

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5710

This 1994 issue is 80 pages long.

HISTORY includes Betrayal at Oxvind V (Romulans try to negotiate a ceasefire with the Federation and the Klingons prevent it) and Footnotes of History.

DATABASE (which is now the Communications section) includes a play aid for particle cannons, Conventions and rated aces, building a better Captain's Log, Staff Awards, Input Guide, Command the Future, Why, Proposals Board, Kommodore Ketrick, Example of tractor auctions, Ten questions, and a Tri-video guide.

UNIVERSE (which later became Venues) includes articles on Prime Directive, Star Fleet Warlord, and Star Fleet Missions.

SCENARIOS include six new ones: Nerves of Steel, Sharks, Rally Point Red, Prevent Defense, Enemy of My Enemy, Starbase Sanguinax.

TACTICS include the Seltorian Seminar, Term Papers, Victory at Gencon 93, and Ask Uncle Ardak.

A special feature is the SFB Rules Cross Index.

FEDERATION & EMPIRE includes Q&A, Tactical Notes, Alliance Strategies, Commentaries on DF&E, Tholian Gambit Scenario, and reference cards for the Klingons and Lyrans.

NEW SHIPS include the Klingon G2C and F5W and the Kzinti DWV and FCR.

Enjoy, and please don't forget to rate it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain's Log #15 joins the list of Captain's Logs that are available through e23.

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5711,http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5711

This 1994 issue is 80 pages long.

HISTORY includes the story Too Close to the Flame and an article on officers of the LDR Navy.

DATABASE (which became the Communications section in later issues) included conventions, rated aces, service awards, Input Guide, Why, Proposals Board, Kommodore Ketrick, Example of Cloaking, Battle Force 300, 21 Tournament Questions, and a speed-change play aid.

UNIVERSE (which later became Venues) includes articles on Prime Directive (Jindarians), Star Fleet Warlord, and Star Fleet Missions.

SCENARIOS include five new ones (SL143-147) and a 500-point tournament format.

TACTICS include the Hydran Seminar, Term Papers, ESGs, Patrol Victory at Gencon 93, and Ask Uncle Ardak.

A special feature was the Star Fleet Universe Timeline.

FEDERATION & EMPIRE includes Q&A, Tactical Notes, Commentaries, The Late Kingdom Scenario, Kzinti Victory through Attrition, Prime Teams, Neo-Tholians, and reference cards for the Kzintis and Hydrans.

NEW SHIPS included some new tournament ships (Archaeo-Tholian, Seltorian, LDR, WYN).

Enjoy, and please don't forget to rate it!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain's Log #16 is now on e23!

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5712

This issue from November 1994 marked a new 112-page format.

HISTORY includes the story A Sense of Obligation about Tholians and their slaves, and a page of Universe Notes including how to convert warp factors into hexes on the game board.

DATABASE (which became the commo section in later issues) included conventions, rated aces, service awards, Input Guide, Why, Proposals Board, Kommodore Ketrick, After Action Review, Command the Future, several rules examples, Battle Force 1400, Building an SFB Group, 101 ways to kill a B10, Ten Questions, and a play aid for energy records.

UNIVERSE (which later became venues) included the Vudar in Prime Directive, new missions for Star Fleet Missions, reports on Star Fleet Warlord, and the Frax background. (There was a 16-page Frax SSD book in the back pages.)

SCENARIOS include nine new ones (SL148-156.)

TACTICS include the X-Ship Seminar, Term Papers, Victory at Gencon 94, and Ask Uncle Ardak.

A special feature was the Star Fleet Universe Index.

FEDERATION & EMPIRE includes Q&A, Tactical Notes, Alliance Maulers, the Federation Warlords scenario, an article on balancing fleets for a free campaign, a list of allowed substitutions during production, and preview rules for casual PF flotillas.

Eight new ships including Jindarian shipyards, new X-ships, and maulers (plus the 16 Frax ships).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain's Log #17 is now available on e23!

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5713

When this 96-page issue was published in June of 1995, nobody knew that Task Force was in deep trouble and would soon be reduced to a very dim light before going completely dark. The format of the time was 96 pages "plus something" and the something in this issue was a sheet of extra tournament counters.

HISTORY includes A Brief History of the General War, plus background articles on Galactic Intelligence Agency (GIA) medals, Seltorian rank insignia, and the Star Fleet report on Kumerian's Red Fleet.

DATABASE (which became the commo section in later issues) includes conventions, rated aces, Input Guide, Why, Kommodore Ketrick, Example of minefields, Battle Force 500, After Action Review, Command the Future, Ten Questions, a play aide for planetary invasions, and a scenario workshop.

UNIVERSE (which later became venues) includes the Arcturians in Prime Directive, new missions for Star Fleet Missions, reports on Star Fleet Warlord, an article on miniatures, and an artist profile.

SCENARIOS includes 10 new ones (SL157-166.)

TACTICS includes the terrain Seminar, Term Papers, the Andromedan Dump, Mine Games, Victory at Origins 94, and Ask Uncle Ardak.

FEDERATION & EMPIRE includes Q&A, Tactical Notes, the original F&E combat system, Seltorians in F&E, Scenario 696 the Eastern Theater, and a Federation reference card.

There are eight new SSD pages including fast cruisers, heavy destroyers cadet ships, and squadron SSDs.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is CL#18.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SVC, I was gonna get to it, but I was timing it with our page on FB. Cool

As SVC point out, Captain's Log #18 is now out on e23.

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5714

This 1999 issue marked the birth of ADB, Inc. as the publisher of the Star Fleet Universe. It was 112 pages long. We didn't even have a company logo yet, and just put the initials in a blue box on the cover! Because this issue had to go to press as soon as possible, it has a lot more fiction than normal (and three Victory At articles).

HISTORY includes three fiction stores: A Dragon's Story, Romulan Raid, and A Friend in Need. Also included was a military rank comparison chart and some universe notes.

DATABASE (which became the commo section in later issues) includes conventions, an introduction to the new company, input guide, After Action Reports on recent products, Command the Future (schedule of future releases), Proposals Board, Why, Ten Questions, Ask Kommodore Ketrick, Humor.

UNIVERSE (which later became venues) has articles on Star Fleet Warlord, the Paravians in SFB, the Vudar in SFB, and revised tournament ships.

SCENARIOS includes seven new ones (SL167-SL173).

TACTICS includes an article on Andromedans, term papers, Patrol victory at Origins 94, Victory at Eurogencon 95, Victory at Origins 96, The Andro Conspiracy, and Ask Uncle Ardak.

FEDERATION & EMPIRE includes news, Q&A, plans for new product development, combat trials, the Militant ISC option, Tactical Notes, Hydran Liberation Scenario, a preview of the Admirals rule, and the map for Sector G.

TWELVE NEW SHIPS include the Klingon C4 and F4, Orion early destroyer, Federation early frigate, four Federation ships built as hybrid carriers (Hydran Style!), WYN version of a Klingon D5 and Kzinti CM, Hydran carrier group SSD, Lyran war cruiser scout, Romulan and Gorn Light Dreadnoughts, Andromedan Conquistador-mauler and X-technology Python.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain's Log #19 is now available on e23:[url] http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB5719[/url]

This October 1999 issue showed that the new ADB, Inc. had hit its stride as the publisher of the Star Fleet Universe. It was 112 pages long. We finally had a company logo (which did not change for 12 years).

HISTORY included the fiction story Another Point of View about Kzinti-Federation relations. Also included was an article on Romulan Military Ranks and one on Lyran politics.

COMMUNICATIONS appeared as a department for the first time, as we divided the old Database chapter into two parts. This included updates on conventions, the Input Guide, After Action Reports, WHY?, the Proposals Board, Ask Kommodore Ketrick, and an article about how to stay in touch with ADB, Inc.

VENUES appeared for the first time as a new chapter to cover things outside the main published games. This time there were articles on Star Fleet Warlord, Play-by-Email, Galactic Conquest, SFB On Line, and Starfleet Command, all things that have appeared in the Venues chapter of every subsequent issue. Also included was a Victory At article about a tournament held on SFBOL.

DATABASE continued as a place to publish a lot of stuff for Star Fleet Battles, and some other things. This issue included an update for the Vudar, an article on Prime Directive (RPGs were later moved to Venues), the new Yitlian warrior species, the return of the Starline 2400 miniatures, Battle Force 600, an article on the Omega Sector, a short story from Omega, and the Brothers of the Anarchist (the first of what became a very long series).

SCENARIOS include four new ones (SL174-SL177).

TACTICS included Victory at Origins Patrol 1998 and several pages of Term papers.

FEDERATION & EMPIRE included news about the upcoming Advanced Operations, Rules & Rulings, Scenario 697 the Second Federation-Kzinti War, a preview of some material from Total War, a file of War Plans, Tactical Notes, and Economic Notes.

NEW SHIPS for SFB included 10 for Omega, two for the Vudar, two brothers of the Anarchist, and several others from player submissions.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steven Marsh at e23 posted this today: Captain's Log #1 (the awesome magazine for Star Fleet Battles) was recently updated and re-uploaded as fully searchable document. If you purchased this issue before through your e23 account, you can log into your library and download it again.

And if you haven't purchased it before . . . what're you waiting for?

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB3004
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sort of in the same vein as Captain's Log, Star Fleet Times kept people up on the news. The old Star Fleet Times newsletters are being uploaded to e23. We are starting with issues 1-5. You can find them here: http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=ADB3030

#1: Gorn, Romulan fast cruisers; first draft of the Custom Ship Design System

#2: Tholian, ISC maulers; D5 squadron SSD; monitor scenario

#3: Romulan Saberhawk SSD, CDS expansion rules for Andro, Frax, WYN Fish, Selt

#4: Humor issue including weird ships (Orion, Klingon, WYN).

#5: Tournament spotlight including tactics for the new ships added in 1995.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might comment that we're doing the SFTs in batches of 5 because they're really just too small to bother with individually. The cost is so low that buying five at a time is no hardship on you guys and reducing the numbers of products without limiting the available material is more efficient.
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