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PirateFastAttack

The Fast Attack boat is a design unique to the Pirate clans, and is an attempt to pack the firepower of a cutter into a hull capable of a sloop's speed, and manoeuvrability. While only a moderate threat when operating alone, pirates have begun using fast attack boats in groups of three to five for devastating effect. These "wolf packs" have become a serious threat to light, and mid-sized shipping.

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 30 VP

  • Minimum Cost: -7 VP

Mass: 4,500

Max Thrust: 20,000

Max Speed: 40 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 11.111111

Manoeuvrability: Very Good

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 5.483114

Crew Size: 11

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 First Mate
  • 1 Helmsman
  • 1 Rigger
  • 3 Fighters
  • 4 Gunners

Hull Strength: 950 HP

  • Core Strength: 100 HP

Firepower: Average (4 Banks)

Fast Attack Layout

Energy Net Icon 1 Energy Net Launcher
Medium Carronade Icon 4 Medium Carronades
Gatling Gun Icon 2 Laser Gatling Guns

Battle StrategyEdit

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • Shrike
  • Falcon
  • Wasp
  • Stinger
  • Venom
  • Viper
  • Hornet
  • Mongoose
  • Black Widow
  • Killer Bee
  • Cobra
  • Serpent

Known ShipsEdit

Wrecked FastAttack

A wrecked Fast Attack.

  • Jack of Clubs (Mission 5)
  • Dashing Rogue (Mission 10)
  • The Untamed (Mission 11)
  • Hunter (Mission 11)
  • Ferret (Storm Front, called Payoff in the game files)
  • Killer Bee (Locusts, called Berserker in the game files)
  • Unnamed Fast Attack (Credits)
  • Unnamed Wrecked Fast Attack (Shadow Dance)
  • Unnamed Wrecked Fast Attack 1 (Mission 9)
  • Unnamed Wrecked Fast Attack 2 (Mission 9)

TriviaEdit

  • If one were to replace all the weapons on the Fast Attack with Light LaserBall Cannons, it would refund 37 victory points, since the ship itself only costs 30, this would grant the player 7 points for using this ship. This makes it extremely overpowered in low point games with a high ship count limit, and is clearly a design oversight and an exploit. For example: in a 50 point game with 10 ships, one can actually get 9 Fast Attacks with Light Cannons, plus a Barque with some crew.
  • The ship is similar to the one used by Nathaniel Flint.
Treasure-planet-5

Flint's Fast Attack bombarding an Arcturian Merchantship.