The StarHammer variant of the Naval Man-o-War is the only vessel in the Royal Navy that can carry the massive Nova Mortar. The Entire bow of the standard Man-o-War has been reinforced and stretched to make room for this bombardment weapon and support the heavy recoil of its firing.

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 292 VP

  • Minimum Cost: 200 VP

Mass: 40,000

Max Thrust: 30,000

Max Speed: 14 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 3.888889

Manoeuvrability: Poor

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 0.389910

Crew Size: 30

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 First Mate
  • 1 Spotter
  • 1 Helmsman
  • 4 Engineers
  • 8 Riggers
  • 6 Fighters
  • 8 Gunners

Hull Strength: 4,680 HP

  • Core Strength: 500 HP

Firepower: Astonishing (8 Banks)

StarHammer Layout

Nova Mortar Icon 1 Nova Mortar (non-replaceable)
Heavy Laser Cannon Icon 6 Heavy LaserBall Cannons
Medium Laser Cannon Icon 6 Medium LaserBall Cannons (non-replaceable)
Gatling Gun Icon 4 Laser Gatling Guns
Grav Charge Icon 2 Grav Charge Launchers
Light Lancer Icon 3 Light Point Defence Lancers

Battle StrategyEdit

Replace all your heavy guns with Star mortars, then go right up to your adversaries at point blank range and blow them to smithereens like a MAN. Be aware that whether or not you are caught in the blast radius is completely irrelevant.

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • RLS Glorious
  • RLS Illustrious
  • RLS Victorious
  • RLS Furious
  • RLS Courageous
  • RLS Zealous
  • RLS Impervious
  • RLS Tenacious
  • RLS Meritorious
  • RLS Audacious
  • RLS Voracious
  • RLS Ambitious

Known ShipsEdit


  • In Open Skirmishes, all StarHammer names are adjectives.
  • The mesh scene (which determines weapon, mesh, and effect placement) reveals that the StarHammer has mounting points for an extra LaserBall Cannon on each of its four broadside banks, similar to the standard Man-O-War. However this is not shown on the mesh themselves, and while the weapon points can be modded in, they will not look correct.
  • In the files, the Starhammer, along with the Imperial Frigate and Imperial Man-o-War, was originally equipped with a point-defence Medium Lancer on its bow, instead of the Light Lancer it uses in the final game.