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The Sorylians and the Relthoza. This would have been super-cool and added more reasons to buy multiple boxed sets, and also another play element to the game – an AI deck.
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. Commonly fielding assault shuttles and packed with warriors, these ships are relatively cheap and fast to construct, relying srmada stealth and cloaks to get to their prey and seize them. Shield generators may also be fitted with Terran-derived sectoring technology, something unknown on Sorylian ships of armqda past, but garnered out of close cooperation with their Kurak allies.
This would also make it ideal to pair with a reserved Falx entering by foldspace for frestorm heavy-hitting one-two punch in the early or mid-point of the game. The Dysdera employs the same nanospatial lance technology that was first implemented on the Virulence Gunship, in an up-armoured version of the same hull as the Atrax.
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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. 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.
What I’d have loved to see from Spartan here would be an add-ons pack of Pathogen pieces for the included ships, to replace some of the ships parts. 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.
With typical Sorylian practicality, the Pauldron also retains offensive armaments to ensure it remains viable even on losing its complement of on-board craft. Rather than give them a ship that did the same as other races, they would deal with this by countering this threat.
The Serapis also retains some of the innovation and options that the Cuirass introduces, such as a reinforced fore and sector shielding:. Take the Aquan Cruiser from the Taskforce Reinforcement boxes – you have fidestorm top and a bottom, plus firestodm add-on for the Carrier version. Deployed by Hidden Setup or by the Cuirass, these drones allow pinpoint foldspace entry by Sorylian ships within their area of effect firestogm making that double Battleship setup even more deadly.
Once again, Tier 3s would be reworked all-resin Nidus frigates, giving us a nice up-to-date offering for the Relthoza, with plenty of new dirty tricks up their sleeves.
Well one area the Sorylians do lack zrmada in the area of mines – they simply do not use them. The Relthoza Incursions into Sorylian territory have time and again been repulsed by the sphere defences the Sorylians have entrenched around their territory. Now the obvious bit is – it has to be the two Core Races that haven’t yet had a boxed set, right? So, here they are:. Flagellants have thus rapidly gained a reputation as line-breakers, and it is seen as one of the most honourable positions to hold in the Collective’s Sphere Defence fleets.
The Broadsides are extensively expanded, and the aft weapons systems removed to accommodate the power generation requirements of the fore lances.
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: Now Relthoza mediums are also an interesting design space, and there is plenty of scope here. I’ve never really had too much of a problem with the Brood Battleship, it’s a solid ship. The Cuirass class battleship is one of a new breed of designs that Sorylian Engineers started working on at the beginning of the Seccession Wars, based on predictions of how the conflict would escalate.
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. It retains the ability to use its Kinetic and Torpedo weapons even with this profile, so it is not a passive approach, meaning that 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.
The Sorylians have a pretty effective Tier 2 selection, with extremely effective Cruisers and Gunships – what more could they have that would be a viable selection?
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As with much emergent Relthozan technology, it is meant to be highly disruptive to any enemies plans. 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 firestoorm the Dysdera.
The Bolas is a stand-off torpedo cruiser designed to provide long-range ifrestorm to advancing fleets. 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. 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.
To further this point, the ship has an firewtorm number of defensive enhancements, notably a reinforced, strengthened fore, and shrouded scatter weapons – making the ship extremely tough on the approach into battle.
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The Twenty deem this a price worth paying for its potential rewards – after all, fresh young warriors are an easily replaced resource.
It remains in the rear of the engagement, cloaked and often running silent to avoid detection as it unleashes nanotech-laced death from the depths of space.
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.
Most Spartan 2-player sets come with extras, like the Valhalla station and the Overseers gate and probe. Let’s take a look at the Serapis:. What do I mean? Once again, a single-purpose ship in this class is something Sorylian Engineers would wish to avoid, just minesweeping is not going to satisfy most Sorylian Commander’s thirst for combat.
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. Well, first off, another Battleship would be a good start. As such, we have the Flagellant:. With a fast, hard-hitting battleship, what other class could a multi-part model make that would fit with Sorylian lore, and fill a role in their fleets? Here we have the Dysdera:. So let’s have a look at some rationale:. It has, however, an advanced shunt matrix to allow itself to reposition whilst cloaked, meaning the enemy can never predict where the firestorrm will suddenly appear, it’s alien weaponry tearing ships apart from inside before fading away into blackness.
This way it doesn’t even matter if you don’t have someone to play the game against, you can still buy and play the qrmada – how cool would that be? 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. It does pay for this rather single-purposed mentality somewhat – it can be vulnerable to short-ranged torpedo weapons, and should it’s cloak be damaged its hull is not meant for front-line combat confrontations with similarly-sized vessels.