Threat Assessment: The Evil Empire

This is the tenth in a series of anonymous reports that mysteriously appeared on the Editor’s desk. These redacted versions were approved by the Senate for immediate publication, to be read by commanders of each respective race so they can review their own vulnerabilities in the face of the unknown external threat that commissioned the studies. In this dispatch we focus on that faction known as the Evil Empire: its strengths, its weaknesses, and how best to defeat it in battle.

Overview

Ease Of Command: Veteran
Difficulty To Defeat: Moderate
Playstyle: Slow

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On Double-Edged Swords

EDITORIAL

For a while now, I’ve had a personal, private theory about why it is that the Evil Empire keeps losing. After all, on the face of things they do have the single best ship in the game, a wide variety of support carriers, free fighters, a hyperspace courier, and an innate advantage that gives them complete information about the static defenses of their rivals. On paper, there’s simply no reason for them to ever lose.

Except, of course, they do. A lot. And I’ve got a theory about why — one that’s made me unpopular a time or two.

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The Imperial Fleet

 

The Imperial fleet relies on carriers in various sizes, ranging from the tiny H-Ross Class to the feared Gorbie Class Battlecarrier, which is, together with the Cyborg’s Biocide Class Carrier the strongest ship in the Planets universe in terms of firepower. Imperial ships tend to be Continue reading

The Amazing Small Deep Space Freighter

(written by ECV – Classic Queue)

Tom Graves started a great thread about the many uses of the Small Deep Space Freighter (SDSF) on the news feed at Planets Nu. He has now given us permission to edit and publish his post on Planets Mag for all to see!

NOTE: Certain aspects of this article reference the Priority Build Points system.

In Tom’s words: Small Deep Space Freighters are likely to represent 10-15% of your fleet at the time the Ship Continue reading

Merlin Class Alchemy Ship

(Archived content — by SpaceSquad)

Merlin Class Alchemy Ship can be built by every race

180px-Merlin_Class_Alchemy_Ship Techlevel 10 Crew 120
Engines 10 Fuel 450
Beams 8 Cargo 2700
Mass 840
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Super Transport Freighter

(Archived content — by SpaceSquad)

Super Transport Freighter can be built by every race

180px-Super_Transport_Freighter Techlevel 10 Crew 202
Engines 4 Fuel 1200
Cargo 2600
Mass 160
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Neutronic Refinery Ship

(Archived content — by SpaceSquad)

Neutronic Refinery Ship can be built by every race.

180px-Neutronic_Refinery_Ship Techlevel 9 Crew 190
Engines 10 Fuel 800
Beams 6 Cargo 1050
Mass 712
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Large Deep Space Freighter

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Large Deep Space Freighter can be built by all races

180px-Large_Deep_Space_Freighter Techlevel 6 Crew   102
Engines 2 Fuel   600
Cargo 1200
Mass   130
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