In expectation of the soon arrival of Stellaris a new 4X game placed in a SciFi universe, I can’t help but remenicense about some of my first games in approximately that genre.
The Starfleet series of interstel! I have all three originals (although it seems I can’t find my “Empire” box right now…).
Starfleet 1: The War Begins!
Just look at the beautifull box!
Today one must be glad if a PDF file is delivered with a game and one must not have a steady internet connection to some place in the southern hemisphere where only an online (badly supported) wiki page is available!
Starfleet 2: Krellan Commander
If you think only the first in the series was given this much attention to detail you are misled…
3 – 5 1/4 ” disks!
The actual printed instruction booklet is about 150 pages…
Starfleet: Empire Wargame of the Century
This came between the two games above – but without a number. I can’t find my “box” right now – so these scans have to wait.
EMPIRE is probably the game of the series which is most popular, if you were ever interested in military strategy games, you can’t really have missed it.
For now only a scan of the manual, which fits perfectly in the atmospheric documentation of the series…
This post did not have much “text” in it, I am aware of that.
But I think the images speak for themselfes. I cherrish these old treasurs.
I hope Stellaris – even if it won’t come near in the above “haptic” experience – it will at least be a grand game…