Sunday, May 29, 2011

Terran armored pursuit ships

Here's a closer look at the pair of Dauntless-class star armored pursuit ships (SAPS) for Starfleet Wars/Galactic Knights that I painted earlier this weekend.  As you can see, I used my conventional colors for the Terran spacecraft.
As you can probably tell from the weapons on this model, the SAPS is meant to function as a mobile antiaircraft platform, giving larger ships protection from enemy fighters.
 In Starfleet Wars, the SAPS shares game mechanics with starbombers, but have no offensive capability against larger ships--they're only good versus fighters, starbombers, and other star armored pursuit ships.
 In Galactic Knights, armored pursuit ships (there's no "star" prefix in GK) play much the same role, but use the same offensive and defensive rules as conventional ships--they just have less armor and fewer weapons.
I like the design for this model, which on the table is nearly as long as a Terran destroyer, and judging from the silhouette, probably thicker as well.

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