Strategic Operations: Advanced Aerospace Rules

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Strategic Operations
Product information
Type Rulebook
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Paul Bowman
Dan C. Duval
Kevin Killiany
Mike Miller
David L. McCulloch
Steven Mohan Jr.
Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Joel Bancroft-Connors
Térence Harris
Chris Hartford
Luke Robertson
Pages 184
Cover Artwork Pablo Aschei
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
David R. Deitrick
James Hauser
Brennan Letts
Chris Lewis
Duane Loose
Matt Plog
Klaus Scherwinski
Franz Vohwinkel
Steve Venters
Franz Vohwinkel
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35004
First published 2021
ISBN-10 1941582427
ISBN-13 978-1941582428
Era Jihad era
Series Core Rulebooks
Preceded by Tactical Operations
Followed by A Time of War


Strategic Operations: Advanced Aerospace Rules provides advanced rules for aerospace combat and solar system-level campaigns. Previously released as Strategic Operations, it had two printings. In 2021 a third printing was released which removed strategic level rules, commonly referred to as BattleForce, and consolidated them in Interstellar Operations: BattleForce. In keeping with the vintage cover theme, the artwork for the AeroTech box was reused. Later that year a fourth printing was released for the "Year of the Mercenary."

From the back cover[edit]

Forces In Solar System!

Liftoff [sic] planet and conquer an entire solar system! Deploy kilometer-long WarShips as escorts, first for JumpShips bridging the gulf between stars, then for detaching DropShips that burn in system to drop troops onto any battlefield. New aerospace tactics will allow you to gain air supremacy to match your grasp of ground tactics. Yet the war for a star system is more than a single battle and a commander that utilizes his supplies and personnel with skill will survive the numerous battles to come.

Strategic Operations is the one-source rulebook for advanced rules aerospace assets that open the entire conquest of a solar system. It includes new aerospace movement, combat and advanced aerospace unit construction rules, as well as comprehensive maintenance, salvage, repair and customization rules.



  • Like Total Warfare and other books in the new series, most of the artwork in the book are pictures of painted miniatures.