Amarillo Design Bureau
For years, through hijackings and kidnappings and savage massacres, the West has been helpless before this bloody foe: the international terrorist. Until now. Now America has Delta Force.
It is 1986 and Nexus #15 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, and Delta Force. Battlewagon, Duel for Kharkov, Counterstroke in France, East Wind Rain, and 4th Reich also have materials included.
Starfire has a Q&A section for players in the New Empires setting as well as an article of creating a hit-and-run group in that setting. Adding complexity to the New Empires setting are optional rules for planets and moons.
In the historical section, East Wind Rain has an article about its design concepts. Duel for Kharkov gains a new scenario based on the Soviet summer offensive in 1942. An article on Counterstroke in France presents variants for people playing that game. Battlewagon gains another scenario, this one for the Battle of Komandorski Islands in March, 1943. In a category by itself, 4th Reich adds rules so three people can play.
Delta Force is the new game being introduced by Task Force Games. It gains new weapons and equipment. It also gets a new scenario set in Canada.
The Star Fleet Universe section starts with information about the company. It includes a significant article on painting Tholian ships along with Tholian fleet emblems. The Shipyard report focuses on Tholian ships. Federation & Empire is introduced. The two-page Academy article is based on Tholian webs and web casters. A page of Term Papers also is included. Rules for energy balance due to damage were introduced. Finally, there was also the inevitable (at the time) collection of addenda.
This PDF is provided by Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. with the kind permission of Allen D. Eldridge. It includes ads and offers from 1986; these are no longer valid.
Written by Stephen Cole / Allen Eldridge