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PirateSloop
This Sloop, like most Pirate ships, is a converted civilian vessel. Quick and manoeuvrable, the Sloop makes a good scout ship but has limited firepower.

OverviewEdit

This is probably the most cost efficient Sloop in the game, and the best for a straight up fight. In its stats, it is slightly better than a Warsloop, but far cheaper, and has a lot more firepower and durability than the Procyon Sloop. It's only weakness is its low range, but it makes up for it with high damage per second.

SummaryEdit

ProsEdit

  • Very fast.
  • Great manoeuvrability.
  • Very inexpensive, the least expensive ship in the game.
  • High damage per second for a small ship.
  • Difficult to hit.
  • Durable for a Sloop.
  • Large amount of crew.

ConsEdit

  • Weak hull.
  • Effective at close range only.
  • No point-defence.
  • No good place for a Harpoon Gun, with sacrificing the medium mount.

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 15 VP

  • Minimum Cost: 10 VP

Mass: 3,000

Max Thrust: 18,000

Max Speed: 34 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 9.444445

Manoeuvrability: Very Good

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 5.483114

Crew Size: 7

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 Helmsman
  • 1 Rigger
  • 1 Fighter
  • 3 Gunners

Hull Strength: 580 HP

  • Core Strength: 60 HP

Firepower: Poor (3 Banks)

Pirate Sloop Layout

Medium Laser Cannon Icon 1 Medium LaserBall Cannon
Light Laser Cannon Icon 6 Light LaserBall Cannons

Battle StrategyEdit

The main advantage of the Pirate Sloop is its low price of 15 Victory Points, making it the cheapest ship in the game. This means the best use for the Sloop is as a cheap ship to fill in the remaining ship slots when running low on Victory Points. For lower point games, you could use Sloops as their main ship type, usually in reasonable numbers to compensate for their individual lack of firepower. The Sloop is armed with a Medium Laser Cannon on the bow by default, however as there are no other good places to mount a Harpoon Gun, you may wish to replace the Medium Cannon with a Harpoon to enable the use of boarding. Due to the low cost of the Sloop, selecting the best crew members available is usually not a good idea, as this will increase the cost of the Sloop considerably, thus losing its main advantage. The medium mount at the front it a great place for an Energy Net though, much like most pirate ships have this slot, and it deal very good damage per second considering its cost and compared to its competition.

Counter-TacticsEdit

Almost all its firepower comes form light guns, therefore it inherently has less range than most ships. Take advantage of this by crippling its mobility by taking out its only sail, which is an easy target, then staying at range. Lancers are the best weapon against this ship as they can easily destroy the sail at a greater distance than the Gatling Gun, and can also reliably hit the hull afterwards to finish it off. It has no point defence, but Torpedoes tend to miss it as its so small, so avoid using them.

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • Sisters
  • Dirty Rat
  • Sea Sparrow
  • Barrozo
  • Doyle's Hope
  • Forfeit
  • Fort Grange
  • Helena
  • Marsala
  • Desire
  • Cassandra
  • Shannon

Known ShipsEdit

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