|Photo from stellargames.com (Game Masters) website via the Wayback Machine|
Sometime in the late 1990s, a San Francisco-area company called Game Masters (the distributor for Superior Models, which manufactured the castings and published the original rules) was offering the SfW miniatures for sale.* According to the old Starfleet Wars web page at stellargames.com,* Game Masters planned on publishing the SfW rulebooks:*
Starfleet Wars, Books 1 and 2, are being re-released after 18 years. We'll let you know when and where you can obtain the rules.I don't think that company ever got around to releasing the Starfleet Wars books. Instead, it proceded to license the castings to Monday Knight Productions, which now sells the ships as its Galactic Knights line, with an eponymous combat game system. Too bad, as I've come to like the Starfleet Wars rules. It would be nice if they were more widely available.
*Links via the Wayback Machine, a great boon to internet archeology.