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As with much emergent Relthozan technology, it is meant to be highly disruptive to any enemies plans. This results in a slightly more delicate internal structure, simply because of the fine balance required for the new firestlrm.

With AP, movement and Assault Blitz upgrades, the Cuirass becomes a very credible boarding threat in addition to its native direct AD potential, especially paired with a Katar Assault Cruiser.

Utilising the same basic hull arrangement of the Cuirass, the Serapis dispenses with shrouded weapons for overall hull strengthening and the provision of extensive launch bays for its assault shuttles to amada the vast numbers of its boarding marines to the enemy. It retains the ability to use its Kinetic and Torpedo weapons even with this profile, so armadaa is not a passive approach, meaning armadq when it arrives in optimum firing position it is likely to be doing so at full or close to full HP, making it a very potent early-game ship the enemy cannot afford to ignore, especially if also accompanied by Flechettes to further enhance its firepower.

From how the Falx fares in battle, the Sorylians would undoubtedly have been working to cover some of its shortcomings.

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Now, the Falx isn’t a bad ship, it just isn’t an equal counter to other Large ships it’s no dueller – so enter the Cuirass:. Now, with Spartan’s ability to create more complex, multi-part models, it should be possible to create a boxed set that actually give you Large and Medium models that can be built in one of two different ways. It’s weapon systems make it a deadly late-game opponent, but even from the opening salvoes this is not a squadron that can be ignored, meaning the enemy needs to divert valuable resources to deal with them as the main Relthozan force closes.

With typical Sorylian practicality, the Pauldron also retains offensive armaments to ensure it remains viable even on losing its complement armads on-board craft.

Such is the power drain from this new cloak, however, that it cannot use weaponry whilst it is engaged and even if it could, to do so would reveal it’s location to targeting sensors. The Sorylians and the Relthoza. Newer Post Older Post Home. Now the obvious bit is – it has to be the two Core Races that haven’t yet firwstorm a boxed set, right?

More inhabitable worlds to colonize. This has been done elsewhere like Deadzone – you include a set of cards that allow you to play against an AI-Pathogen fleet. We heard mention above of the Pauldron Escort Cruiser above, so let’s start there. This has led the Relthoza to technological solutions — the introduction of the new nanospatial lance weapon system in the Virulence gunship has proved successful and has been expanded to new ship types.


To further this point, the ship has an extensive number of defensive enhancements, notably a reinforced, strengthened fore, and shrouded scatter weapons – making the ship extremely tough on the approach into battle. As such, the Pauldron has been devloped using the same manufacturing lines as produce the Skyhammer and Falcata Cruisers, adapting the hull to provide flexible launch bays for an array of different SRS.

Alternatively they can be outfitted with the next generation of Shunt drives, enabling them to leap forward and deliver a crippling blow where the enemy would never suspect it. This enables SRS cover for smaller task forces, and boosts the abilities of larger vessels such as the Serapis – the latter is not configured for bomber operations, but coupled with 2 Pauldrons, it can field both bombers and assault shuttles, or provide interceptor cover etc.

The Grand Council have recognised that the tactics of other races, especially the Relthoza who are capable of fielding large quantities of SRS at any engagement level have exposed a potential weakness in the Collecxtive’s Sphere defences, below where fleet carriers such as the Xiphos are deployed.

Someone Daniel Jones asked on Facebook what ships people think we should have got for the core race expansions, so I thought I would share my own opinion together with stats of what TheoryMachine think we should have had as a 2-Player boxed set. Let’s take a look at the Serapis:.

The Sorylians are not natural fliers, and they tend to field SRS principally in dedicated carrier vessels. What I’d have loved to see from Spartan here would be an add-ons pack xrmada Pathogen pieces for the included ships, to replace some of the ships parts.

The Broadsides are extensively expanded, and the aft weapons systems removed to accommodate the power generation requirements of the fore lances. This type of assault often disrupts the carefully made plans of their opponents, allowing the Sorylians rapidly-closing fleet elements to mop up the scattered remnants. This would both extend flexibility and appeal to players, and give people a reason to either buy multiple boxed sets, or to buy the boxed set and still buy the separate models on individual release.

The Serapis direstorm retains some of the innovation and options that the Cuirass introduces, such as a reinforced fore and sector shielding:. Commonly fielding assault shuttles and packed with warriors, these ships are relatively cheap and fast to construct, relying on stealth and cloaks to get to their prey and seize them.

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Accompanied by a Katar Assault cruiser, the boarding potential of the Serapis becomes overwhelming – something the Sorylians have found necessary when combatting their martial galactic neighbours, the Relthoza. In a similar manner with the construction of the ships in this set, you could have a pathogen bottom that would fit the Aquan top, giving you yet another iteration of the ships.

So let’s have a look at some rationale:. Another more unique innovation on this second generation battleship is the ability to deploy Seeker-Class Drones. This results in a reduced broadside capability, and so Sorylian Engineers have focussed on providing a hard-hitting fore mounted scatter array to soften targets up on approach before launching their coup de grace hand-to-hand.


I’ve never really had too much of a problem with the Brood Battleship, it’s a solid ship. So, here they are:. It is also possible to take a pair of Pauldron Escort Cruiser to further expand and add flexibility to its SRS complement.

One of the things the Relthoza lack is a stand-off destroyer the Venom is very much an ambush predatorand surprisingly for a race which is quite torpedo-heavy, they have no dedicated Torpedo Cruiser. Well, first off, another Battleship would be a good start.

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Without this bridgehead into Sorylian territory, the reformer fleets cannot operate with sufficient impunity to start thoroughly terraforming worlds – which is what the end-game is for the Relthoza: Shield generators may also be fitted with Terran-derived sectoring technology, something unknown on Sorylian ships of the past, but garnered out of close cooperation with their Kurak allies.

It also reduces the range of any installed battle shunt drive generator – the power requirements for more would simply be impractical to accommodate without a major hull redesign and expansion.

The Twenty deem this a price worth paying for its potential rewards – after all, fresh young warriors are an easily replaced resource. As such, we have the Flagellant:. As such, the Flagellant retains a decent – if short ranged – set of scatter weaponry, and coupled with its toughness it is often seen plunging ahead into enemy lines ahead of the rest of the fleet, weathering the fire of the enemy to unleash short-ranged hell into their foes.

Should it be engaged, it has a moderate short-ranged broadside array to defend itself, and can either be rigged with non-detection firesotrm or an advanced Shunt matrix to help it get out of trouble quickly should it be flanked.

Firstly, the Cuirass has a much greater offensive bent that the Falx — it is built as a ship ready to duel with other battleships in open space one-to-one, and take them down.

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This would also make it ideal to pair with a reserved Falx entering by foldspace for a heavy-hitting one-two punch in the early or mid-point of the game. Employing an experimental advanced cloaking field, the Cryptos is almost impossible to target when cloaked, and chooses when to engage its prey using the same nanospatial lance system used in the Dysdera.

Although the recent conflict in the Storm Zone has drained Sorylian forces and allowed the Relthoza to make gains, these are relatively minor and have not allowed for the large scale footholds the Twenty had hoped for.

Take the Aquan Cruiser from the Taskforce Reinforcement boxes – you have a top and a bottom, plus another add-on for the Carrier version.