Overviews of the Light ships of the UCM:
Let us review the different Light ships of the United Colonies of Mankind. I will be going over each ships and my personal thoughts on the ships.
Now I am not Great Captain or the like so if you have any ideas on different uses or thoughts let me know!
I am treating this like a video review so all you will get is the stat page as I have them. I want to thank my sources for these pictures, they have assisted many many people in their endeavors!
New Orleans-class Strike Carrier:
As we can see from these, the New Orleans does not have much in the way of power, it is fast though at a Thrust of 10". This puts it on par with the PHR frigates. It has a gun which allows it to do a bit of something. However shooting through Atmosphere (where this ship wants to be) is always a 6+ since it does not have Air to Air.
Strike Carriers all have the Open Special rule which allows it to ignore all coherency rules.
The Toulon is a semi aggressive ship. It is cheap enough and can have a group of 4 which means you can have groups of these as an offense and it can actually be scary. for 35 points you are getting a nimble base, small amount of dice and damage potential but these like to be enmasse I think.
The Taipei is AGGRESSIVE! For the price of a PHR strike carrier you are getting a group of what some have coined as a Bruiser of Battleships. The only downside is that you need a max group of 6 and have to be in Close Action range of 6". With the Thrust of 10" you can sweep and flank but you will want to be Silent Running as often as not I think. At least the turn that normal scan engagement will occur.
The Jakarta is pretty special. It is currently the only ship in the game with Aegis which means it can increase the Point defense of ships within 4" and that ability stacks! So if you have 2 Jakarta's within 4" of a ship being attacked by bombers, Close Action weapons (that are not Beam) that attacked ship gets 12 more dice of Point Defense!!!
This gem. . . well, this will provide the UCM with a lot of tactics that other factions will have to suffer Major Spikes to do. That in itself is HUGE but it gets better. Detector from what I have seen allows those Lima's to bypass the normal rule of Order Selection and always gets to use Active Scan which on its own is great but on top of that the Lima gets to bypass the 1 ship limit on Active Scanning.
The Santiago-class Corvette will get added when we get pictures of the models and dread2005 makes a graph for it.
The UCM have some GREAT frigates. One of the best Close Action Frigates I have seen so far, a decent Mid range frigate and top tier support frigates. That Lima is the only Frigate out currently that is an Offensive Support frigate and that makes it special!
As always thank you for reading and if you have any questions, criticism and such, let me know (but be willing to take some back).
Now get those Boots on the Ground!
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