The Robotic Imperium is populated by a self-replicating artificial life form that was originally created by man. Often threatened by the Missing Colonies of Man, the Robots seek to free the galaxy from slimy humanoid aliens and to robotically govern all native races in the only logical way. To achieve that the Robots often cause high casualties with their enormous baseships and their advanced minefield efficiency technology.
- Space mine laying bonus (4X the number of mines per torpedo)
- Can build fighters in space
- Pawn class bioscanner ship
- Can clone captured enemy ships
THE ROBOTIC FLEET:
The Robotic Fleet relies on relatively heavy carriers and can bring tremendous amount of firepower into battle. Although it lacks a variety of torpedo ships it has one supreme minelayer to play out their advanced minelaying technology, which allows them
to lay four times as many mines per used torpedo as all others. Due to that the Robots often have one of the best minefield covers in the Planets universe which is realtively dangerous for cloaking races. Combined with their firepower the Robots can become a respectable opponent that prefers straight and direct battles and hardly can be stopped once the Robotic machinery is running. Early in the game the lack of cloaker intelligence usually is compensated by the Pawn Class Baseship that has an advanced bioscanner installed, while minefield cover is provided by the famous Cat’s Paw Class Destroyer. Since their carriers are very expensive (duranium and money), the Robots usually are (relatively) vulnerable in the earlier game phases and have a hard time finding enough fuel to actually move their fleet throughout the game. Only two of the robotic battlecarriers, the Automa and the Golem Class Baseships have enough cargo space to apply the robotic ability to construct fighters in space. This is why in most cases the famous Q Tanker is used to build and transport ammunition for the robotic fleet. Should they be left in peace for long enough the Robots can become a real threat in the mid- and late game phases.
|Small Deep Space Freighter||1||0||0||60kt cargo|
|Cat’s Paw Class Destroyer||2||4||2||Minelayer|
|Iron Slave Class Baseship||1||2||2 bays||Light Carrier|
|Medium Deep Space Freighter||1||0||0||200kt cargo|
|Q Tanker||2||0||1 Bay||120kt cargo|
|Pawn Class Baseship||2||2||2||Bioscanner|
|Cybernaut Class Baseship||4||3||5 Bays||Medium Carrier|
|Large Deep Space Freighter||2||0||0||1200kt cargo|
|Instrumentality Class Carrier||4||4||7 Bays||Carrier|
|Automa Class Baseship||6||4||8 Bays||Heavy Carrier|
|Neutronic Refinery Ship||10||6||0||Makes fuel|
|Super Transport Freighter||4||0||0||2400kt cargo|
|Golem Class Baseship||8||6||10 Bays||Carrier|
|Merlin Class Alchemy Ship||10||8||0||Makes minerals|
|Iron Slave Class Tug||2||1||2 Bays||Towing Unit|
|Pawn B Class Baseship||2||2||2 Bays||Bioscanner|
|Cybernaut B Class Baseship||3||3||5||Medium Carrier|
|Sage Class Repair Ship||2||4||2||Repair Ship|
In Campaign Games the Robots have access to a cheap towing unit that allows them to build large carriers without high-tech engines. More economic versions of the Pawn Class Bioscanner and the Cybernaut Class are introduced to fill the middle range of ships, while the Sage Class Repair Ship allows repairs in mid-space and directly at the battlefield.
At present we have no organized list of links for the Robots. However, we feel this article will be of interest. Enjoy!