Monday, May 26, 2014

Entomalian Fleet Part 5: Attack Carriers

In the background to the original Starfleet Wars rules, the Entomalians had the most ships, but their fighter defense was weak, and they had few carriers.  Even those small numbers of carriers were under guinned and vulnerable. Finally, they carried relatively small numbers of fighters.

Here are a pair of newly painted Hive class Entomalian Galactic Attack Carriers (GAC)

The Starfleet Wars stats for the Hive Class Galactic Attack Carrier (GAC) are as follows:

Power    Max Beam    Max Shield   CIDS Factor    Attack Craft    PW Factor  PW reloads

  104              2                5                 40%                  27                 2                4

By contrast, in the Galactic Knights background materials, the Entomalians suffer no such disadvantages, while still having the most numerous ships. These craft are said to be a biological/mechanical hybrid.

In Galactic Knights, the Bug ships lack shields, but make up for it with their extra tough armor. They will likely be difficult to defeat!

Here's the blurb from the back of the Galactic Knights expansion booklet  that deals with the Entomalians:

The Terran Federation has been completely unprepared for the invasion of the Entomolians. So much energy and resources were directed against the Avarians and the Delta Sector rebels that the Entomolians have managed to conquer five heavily populated star systems almost at once. Once Earth realized what happened, all but a few near-renegade admirals pulled out of operations in Delta Sector to protect Beta Sector. All of the doves in parliament were either recalled or switched their platforms to prepare humanity for its true battle for survival. Production levels have quadrupled those at the height of any previous war, and yet the Fed Navy has barely managed to keep up with losses. Unofficially, the war with the Avarians is over. Few incursions by the birds even occur, since many of their own worlds have been crushed by this new threat (one they claim is actually ancient to their own culture).

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