Best Foot Forward

Your First Move

A gender-neutral computer voice with hints of a high-class accent speaks through the intercom, "Commander, a medium freighter has been commissioned. Its captain is awaiting orders."

A creolized accent comes from the radio, "Hoy, come in. Dis be Capt'n Johnson o' ECS Twenty-Three Hundredths. The hold be empty. We gutegow. Waiting on you, Bossmang. The 200-Kiloton lady be hungry."
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On Turn 1, your empire controls a single Medium Deep Space Freighter and its first mission has rippling implications throughout the entire game. A well calculated move is required to set a strong pace so you’d better “put your best foot forward.” It equates to setting your feet in the blocks at the starting line of a hundred metre sprint. The one in the front is called your power foot and it generates a hundred percent of your forward momentum; your starting freighter is your Planets power foot and it determines the speed and direction of your economic develop.

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An Old Scroll – Playing the Federation in VGA Planets

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Arend Wellmann in 1997

Playing the Federation in VGA Planets

 

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An Old Scroll – Feds

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

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An Old Scroll – The Federation Player in VGA Planets

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Mike Haslam

The Federation Player in VGA Planets

I am a fairly new player to VGA planets, and I am still surviving in my first (a beginners) game as the Federation player (due more to luck and good allies than my planning, I’m thinking <g>). I have heard and read a lot about the weaknesses and disadvantages of the Federation race as a position, and I must admit, a lot of them are true. But I would Continue reading

An Old Scroll – Ed’s Guide to the Federation

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Ed Robinson

Introduction
I have been playing the Federation for as long as I have been playing VGA Planets. In that time, I have played the Federation quite a lot. I feel maybe this gives me some insight into how to play them a little better, but hope this guide will help some of the Continue reading

An Old Scroll – The Imperial Federation

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: WarriorSol

 

 The Imperial Federation

  • Part I – Abilities, Ships, Weapons
  • Part II – Tactics & Strategy

After reading countless articles on strategy and tactics for VGA Planets, I’ve noticed that one race that gets little attention and even less in the way of proven tactics is the Solar Federation (affectionately known as the Feds). Since I’ve had Continue reading

An Old Scroll – The Solar Federation

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Conrad Lesnewski

The Solar Federation

There exists a rather vocal group of players in the VGAP community who swear that the Feds are THE race to play. Let me make it clear from the start, that I am not one of these players. I’ll take the Lizards over the Feds any day of the week and twice on Sundays, but that’s a story for another time. Today we’re here to discuss getting the Continue reading

An Old Scroll – The Federation: A Guide

The Old Scrolls Series from Donovan’s Super Site:
Please note that some data may refer to earlier game versions. Although game and strategies have advanced since the writing of this guide, the provided information is more than useful for an inspired gameplay and a good base to start from. Enjoy!

Written by: Donovan in 2001

1. Introduction

The Federation, better known as ‘the Feds’, are based on the United Federation of Planets as found in the Star Trek series and movies. They have a very nice all-round Continue reading