Nexus #17

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The position given for the disabled ships was off their assigned patrol route. Too far off. The possibility of a trap occurred to him, but he could not afford to ignore the message. His Commander’s Oath demanded that he investigate.

It is 1987 and Nexus #17 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, and Delta Force. Viceroys!, East Wind Rain, and Gazala, the Clash of Armor also have materials included.

Starfire starts with a Q&A section. There is an article for New Empires players that focuses on the large fleet battles and another that examines industrial economic levels. Then there is a pirate campaign against Khanate shipping and forces.

In the historical section, Viceroys! has an article on a different strategy and a scenario. East Wind Rain has a campaign. Gazala gains a scenario (or two scenarios if you consider the alternative victory condition presented).

Delta Force has a whole section dedicated to it. More weapons, munitions, and equipment are added to the arsenal. There is a hostage-rescue scenario.

The Star Fleet Universe section starts with information about the company. Stacy Brian Bartley has an article on how to kitbash a WYN fleet and a painting guide for that fleet. The Shipyard Report is also on WYN ships. There is advice from Uncle Ardak about drones. The two-page Academy article is a discussion of tactics in various situations. A page of Term Papers also is included along with guidelines for submitting them and information about how they are selected. The short story “Brothers” by Mark J. Kicmol focuses on an encounter between Lyrans and Hydrans and there is an accompanying scenario. There is also an article examining how ships take damage. Federation & Empire gets a scenario for the Second Federation-Kzinti War. Tactical Notes make their appearance as well.

This PDF is provided by Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. with the kind permission of Allen D. Eldridge. It includes ads and offers from 1987; these are no longer valid.

Written by Stephen Cole / Allen Eldridge