The Heavy Scout ship is based on the obsolete Discovery Class Frigate hull. While most of these ships were sold to private citizens, a few of the hulls were converted into scout command ships. While not up to par of modern Frigates, it has good speed and range, and the communication gear needed to keep in touch with Sloops on patrol.


An extremely powerful medium sized brawler ship. The Heavy Scout has a powerful Torpedo at the bow for softening enemies up before blowing them away with a huge broadside of cannon fire.



  • Powerful bow Torpedo Tube.
  • Massive broadside firepower.
  • High mass makes it good at ramming.


  • Slower than its competition.
  • Lack of customisability.

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 90 VP

  • Minimum Cost: 50 VP

Mass: 25,000

Max Thrust: 20,000

Max Speed: 25 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 6.944445

Manoeuvrability: Good

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 1.194100

Crew Size: 17

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 First Mate
  • 1 Spotter
  • 1 Helmsman
  • 1 Engineer
  • 3 Riggers
  • 3 Fighters
  • 6 Gunners

Hull Strength: 1,660 HP

  • Core Strength: 200 HP

Firepower: Good (6 Banks)

Heavy Scout Layout

Torpedo Icon 1 Torpedo Tube (non-replaceable)
Medium Laser Cannon Icon 8 Medium LaserBall Cannons
Light Laser Cannon Icon 6 Light LaserBall Cannons
Gatling Gun Icon 2 Laser Gatling Guns (non-replaceable)
Light Lancer Icon 1 Light Point-Defence Lancer

Battle StrategyEdit

This is one of the most cost efficient ships in the game. Compared to all other ships of similar costs, it has massively more broadside capabilities, not to mention the forward facing Torpedo. A Fast Frigate for example, costs more, and only has 3 Medium Cannons per broadside. This ship has 4 Medium Cannons and 3 Light Cannons per broadside. Another advantage of this ship, is the abnormally high mass that allows for powerful ramming. The main way to use this ship is to fire a torpedo from range, then close in and overwhelm whatever you are up against with brute force from your broadside guns. No other ship of similar costs is able to stand toe to toe with this ship, so you should always come out on top. Against larger ships, you can still deal a threatening amount of damage, but it is still best to stay at range, making use of the torpedo and your greater speed. The only other ship of this cost that competes with this ship is the Pirate Barque, which offers far greater durability and boarding capabilities, but no where near the amount of firepower of the Heavy Scout.


Avoid the Heavy Scout's broadside if possible, no ship of a similar cost can stand toe to toe with it like that. If you stay behind or in front of it, you are better off. Destroying the Heavy Scout's sails will prevent it from being able to turn as easily, making it easier to stay behind the Heavy Scout, where it has the least firepower.

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • RLS Raleigh
  • RLS Clark
  • RLS Columbus
  • RLS Magellan
  • RLS Cartier
  • RLS Vespucci
  • RLS Cook
  • RLS DeLeon
  • RLS Conrad
  • RLS Shackleton
  • RLS Champlain

Known ShipsEdit

  • RLS Legacy (Exploration ship built from the same Discovery Class Frigate hull)
  • Unnamed Heavy Scout (credits)


  • The game file for the Heavy Scout is titled "Ship_Navy_Legacy", potentially referencing the RLS Legacy from Treasure Planet, which is quite similar in appearance.
  • The Heavy Scout's rear Gatling Guns use the models of Medium LaserBall Cannons, which were originally to be used.
  • In Open Skirmishes, all Heavy Scouts are named after famous explorers.