The ancestor of Battlefleet Gothic, Space Fleet is a space battle game ostensibly set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It uses a variety of collectable spaceship miniatures; unlikeBattlefleet Gothic, movement is more Blue Max style than miniatures style, each player simultaneously programming from any of 13 possible moves. Before the game starts, the players also allocate their shields around the ship's periphery. Combat is a simple affair, and the rules are very skimpy. Battlefleet Gothic was actually still called Space Fleet Gothic in 1998, one year before its release.
In Space Fleetyou command a vast deep space vessel, bristling with awesome weaponry and protected by bands of force shields. You must defeat your adversaries and command the last surviving spaceship on the board.
Space Fleet contains 4 superbly detailed clip together plastic spaceships, 6-piece space map game board, Helm Computer cards, Combat Display cards, Shield and Damage tokens, 4 dice, and easy to follow rules sheet and a unique box lid/Combat tray.