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PirateGunboat

The news that this advanced Procyon strike ship was now in the hands of Pirates came as a shock to Naval Intelligence. Unlike most Pirate conversions, there seems to be little difference between it and the original Procyon ship, but given the abilities of this ship, that is not surprising.

OverviewEdit

SummaryEdit

ProsEdit

ConsEdit

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 24 VP

  • Minimum Cost: 16 VP

Mass: 1,500

Max Thrust: 15,000

Max Speed: 43 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 11.944445

Manoeuvrability: Very Good

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 8.797351

Crew Size: 5

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 Rigger
  • 3 Gunners

Hull Strength: 520 HP

  • Core Strength: 30 HP

Firepower: Good (3 Banks)

Pirate Gunboat Layout

Heavy Laser Cannon Icon 1 Heavy LaserBall Cannon (non-replaceable)
Harpoon Gun Icon 2 Harpoon Guns

Battle StrategyEdit

The main advantages of the Gunboat, are their low cost, high speed and good manoeuvrability. The Gunboat's cheap price allows them to be used in great numbers, especially in higher point games, they can also be used for using up excess ship slots when low on Victory Points. The Gunboat's speed and manoeuvrability make them difficult to hit, allowing them to be used as a distraction, or for hit and run tactics. The Pirate Gunboat is armed with a non-selectable Heavy Cannon and two Harpoon Guns by default. However, due to the low crew count of the Pirate Gunboat, it does not make a good boarding ship, making the Harpoons of questionable value. Instead, using Light Cannons may be preferable, due to their greater damage against hulls and lower cost. Alternatively, one may use Laser Gatling Guns or Light Lancers for a more effective weapon against sails.

Counter-TacticsEdit

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • Exile
  • Swift
  • Scurvy
  • Calliope
  • Ferret
  • Kalamazoo
  • Minerva
  • Furious
  • Gift
  • Speedy Return
  • Bravo
  • Scowler

Known ShipsEdit

  • High Calibre (Mission 11)
  • The Punchy Poe (Mission 11)
  • The Ball N Chain (Mission 11)
  • Dead Eye (Mission 11)
  • The Angry Imp (Mission 11)
  • Lok N Load (Mission 11)
  • The Raven (Mission 11)
  • Divine Wind (Mission 11)