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Which Imperial ship is equivalent to the Corvette?

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I will apologize up front if this has been talked to death in other posts. I will claim newness as my defense. :D 

 

 

As the topic states, which Imperial ship is going to be equivalent to the Corvette or even the Transport for FFG to be able to put on the tabletop? While I am a child of the OT I am not very familiar with the EU. Thanks for your patience. 

 

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The closest is probably the Lancer. It's a long blande ship design with a lot of anti-fighter weaponry.

Not the Lancer, it is way bigger and way too designed to kill fighter.

 

I would say another corvette Like the Rendili or the Imperial Customs Frigate, I actually like the Customs Frigate best.  (yes it is called a Frigate and not a Corvette, but it seems to be a bit smaller than the CR90 so I think it should do.

 

In the game X-wing for the PC the Empire used a ton of CR90 looking corvettes.  I am wondering if we might get some cool front side back side combination where you can mix and match the different parts of the ship.

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The closest is probably the Lancer. It's a long blande ship design with a lot of anti-fighter weaponry.

Not the Lancer, it is way bigger and way too designed to kill fighter.

 

I would say another corvette Like the Rendili or the Imperial Customs Frigate, I actually like the Customs Frigate best.  (yes it is called a Frigate and not a Corvette, but it seems to be a bit smaller than the CR90 so I think it should do.

 

In the game X-wing for the PC the Empire used a ton of CR90 looking corvettes.  I am wondering if we might get some cool front side back side combination where you can mix and match the different parts of the ship.

The Empires military ships have always dwarfed the rebel ships. It's a big part of the cinematic psychology behind the designs. That means that any epic ships they have should be larger, assuming that they stick to imperial military capitol ship design imagery. Given how well they've stuck to fighter desing psyche, they'll probably do the same for the Epic ships as well. If they're the same size I'll be very dissapointed. That would be like having Ties cost the same as X-wings.

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http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_Navy

 

There are a few options, none of which are well known.  The Imperials did use the CR90s, so it's possible it could function as an Imperial Ship.

 

There is the Imperial Customs Corvette: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Light_corvette

And the Imperial Customs Frigate: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_Customs_Frigate

The aforementioned Lancer: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lancer-class_frigate

The Vigil-class corvette has the distince Imperial silhoutte: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Vigil-class_corvette

 

And there are a bunch of Clone Wars Era ships that would fit the bill, although my vote is on the Vigil, since it matches so closely to the Star Destroyer Triangle.

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This is probably the best of recent threads to see the options for an imperial huge ship without getting bogged down by the star destroyer debate

http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/104629-300-meters-or-less/?hl=imperial

And if you DO want to look at the star destroyer debate, I think this thread is the one to read

http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/105145-this-is-for-those-who-want-star-destroyers/

Only please don't post in it and start the argument again.

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My personal hopes are on FFG designing an entirely new imperial corvette size ship, that resembles their big armada brothers.

 

If everyone and their mother freely gave birth to those flying abominations and cosmic dildos that plague the EU, why FFG cannot add their own grain of salt to it? Are they shackled by the license?

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Thus far FFG has done really well bringing this game to life. Obviously the imperial huge ships is a contraversal topic and one that we are all curious about. I have no doubt that FFG will do the game justice and release something that we will all have fun with.

 

I could see the Vigil-class corvette, would be happy with that. There was another ship that prevents jumping to hyperspace, can't remember what its called though. I could see them adding that in as it could be an objective in scenarios as well.

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http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_Navy

 

There are a few options, none of which are well known.  The Imperials did use the CR90s, so it's possible it could function as an Imperial Ship.

 

There is the Imperial Customs Corvette: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Light_corvette

And the Imperial Customs Frigate: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Imperial_Customs_Frigate

The aforementioned Lancer: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lancer-class_frigate

The Vigil-class corvette has the distince Imperial silhoutte: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Vigil-class_corvette

 

And there are a bunch of Clone Wars Era ships that would fit the bill, although my vote is on the Vigil, since it matches so closely to the Star Destroyer Triangle.

I had to look these up...

 

The Imperial Customs Frigate is only 35 meters long (according to Wookieepedia), which puts it in the "Large Ship" category, with the YT-1300, Firespray-31 and Lambda-class Shuttle.  With 6 crew and 6 gunners (for 6 Heavy Laser Turrets), it is pretty well armed for its size.  The picture, however appears to show 3 dual turrets.  Could either be treated with standard "Large Ship" rules- Attack: 3 HLC turret plus several Crew slots, or...

... Treat in as a small "Huge Ship", with energy generation, energy using weapons plus Crew and Team slots.  Either version (or a "bastard" version) could also include Systems upgrades, as well.

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I've said this before, but I'll say it again:

 

I don't think the Empire will get any huge ships.  At least, not like the rebels just have.  I think the Empire will bring a different type of Epic play into the mix.  Maybe a Trench Run set that comes with laser towers and the like.  I think FFG can do better than "here's the Imperial version of the product we just released.  It plays the same... but different."

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Thus far FFG has done really well bringing this game to life. Obviously the imperial huge ships is a contraversal topic and one that we are all curious about. I have no doubt that FFG will do the game justice and release something that we will all have fun with.

 

I could see the Vigil-class corvette, would be happy with that. There was another ship that prevents jumping to hyperspace, can't remember what its called though. I could see them adding that in as it could be an objective in scenarios as well.

The Interdictor Class Star Destroyer. my personal favorite imperial capital ship. i find the thing frigging awesome. i personally hope we get one, but i dont expect one.

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As an idea, the Empire had a tonne of ground based goodies that are memorable and iconic vehicles from OT. I would predict that in the future we will see a new game/scenario where there are land based options .. In which the Rebels have no equivalent.

AT-ATs, AT-STs, womp rats, etc come to mind. A few rebel addons could be snowspeeders and T-16s.

So, perhaps (with consideration to scaling of larger ships) they will give the Empire their larger vehicles in a new arena.

I would buy an expansion with a T-16, womprat and 'pessimistic pilot' card.

But in all honesty, I think we will see a new model ('sabre class patrol cruiser' for example) which will look like a star destroyer but be more suitably sized.

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Thus far FFG has done really well bringing this game to life. Obviously the imperial huge ships is a contraversal topic and one that we are all curious about. I have no doubt that FFG will do the game justice and release something that we will all have fun with.

 

I could see the Vigil-class corvette, would be happy with that. There was another ship that prevents jumping to hyperspace, can't remember what its called though. I could see them adding that in as it could be an objective in scenarios as well.

Interdictors. They're the size of Victory-class Star Destroyers though.

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This is probably the best of recent threads to see the options for an imperial huge ship without getting bogged down by the star destroyer debate

http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/104629-300-meters-or-less/?hl=imperial

 

Indeed.  There's a boatload of Epic-scale options for the Imperials, and a lot of them are covered in that particular thread with links, pictures, dimensions etc...

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KDY Corvette - Imp equivilant to Coreillian @ 180m

Is that a canon(-ish) ship from the EU, or is it one of the Holocron's homebrew ships? It's hard to tell when it doesn't list a source.

 

 

Er, what is conon(ish) i'm a bit slow on lingo.  KDY is abbrev.  Kuat Drive Yards, but the pic must be from something published.  

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My money's on the Vigil. FFG is smartly cross-pollinating between their licensed products, and the Vigil made the Age of Rebellion starship list. It's big enough to be a little longer (and probably a modest amount wider) than the CR-90, so it should reinforce the "we bring bigger cap ships" thing without being ludicrously expensive or deal-breakingly un-shelvable for retailers.

 

The only other thing I can see is them going the "Imperials bring stuff to epic that's so big you just shift the frame of reference for the fight to keep it 'stationary'." Stuff like Turbolaser Batteries placed along the edge of the play area to represent fighting adjacent to a Star Destroyer, or a Death Star Trench defined in mission scenarios with the defensive batteries.

 

For what it's worth, I'd love the notion Conandoodle put forward -- I'd play the hell out of Battle of Hoth scenarios with AT-ATs and Snowspeeders, or scrambling a mix of Rebel snowspeeders and X-Wings to intercept an Imperial surface bombing run with TIEs or something. You'd probably have to do some kind of rule to make the space-capable ships "faster" to open up some design space for Snowspeeders (and cloud cars!?) to live in, though.

 

The problem with that, I think, becomes that you run out of content too quickly to make it a viable format.

 

 

Edit: Oh, and XAQT78, "canon" means that something is genuinely part of the story/setting. Lucasfilms (the company that handles all Star Wars licensing) has long separated licensed works into different levels of canon, to help explain what sources trump what. Generally, anything originating from Lucas or the movies was at the top tier of that list, with RPG sourcebook material at the bottom tier, and various licensed stories falling into one or two tiers between.

 

So what Mikael was asking was whether that was a fan-created "homebrew" ship some gamemaster created for his campaign and decided to share with others, or listed in one of West End's sourcebooks for the old 80's d6 RPG.

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