The beauty and the beast

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The beauty and the beast

They are still only small small specks at the horizon. But don’t feel to secure, because soon the VT-49 Decimator and the YT-2400 Freighter will enter the fray, and forever change how we approach dogfights in outer space.

Here is our expectations to the two most radical new pilots Captain Oicunn and Dash Rendar, that both represent new and unique combat tactics.

Written according to the Wave 5 meta.
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Revised: 26-04 2017
By: omm

The beauty and the beast

VT-49 Decimator

When the Decimator roars into the battlefield it will first and foremost be a welcomed turret mounted gunboat for the starved empire faction. Until now, they have been watching with envy at the rebels with all their star fighters like the YT-1300, HWK-290 and Y-wings, that at their slightest whim, could target anybody that dared to get inside the range of their 360 shower of death. Now the Decimator has nothing but a pitiful cackle at their pityful attempts to dominate the battlefield with their puny vessels. The mass of the VT-49’er dwarfs every other large ship with a large margin, while still being almost as manoeuvrable as the other ships in its size category, although sans the ability to make the wretched koiogran turn. But it will after all rarely be necessary for it to turn around, except for maybe once more ramming the already destroyed wrecks of its feeble opponents.

Captain Oicunn

No one represents the malevolent brute force nature of the Decimator better than the cruel Captain Oicunn. He makes a mockery of the well established doctrine about trying to avoid colliding with the ships of the opposition, that almost every other pilot adhere to. This captain bring the pain and suffering up so close and personal, that he composes his personal Symphonie des Grauens of the screeching sound from the doomed ships that stands in his way, while they are grinded to shreds against his reinforced hull accompanied by the silent screams of the suffocating pilots grasping for their last futile breath of air on this side of extinction.

The Hate Cocoon

Pilot Upgrades Cost

57

57

The Hate Cocoon is the pure materialisation of terror. It seeps evil from its modified hull (besides the reinforced armour plates, it have had the Dejarik table removed, because no game on this ship ends without someone leaving in a body back). It is both the hammer and the anvil, that roars into close quarter with the opposition, damaging those it rams, while laying down death on several of the ships, that feebly tries to escape or is caught in the merciless fire of the anti-pursuit lasers, followed by an extreme black hole in the force, when Darth Vader force chokes the doomed pilots, while Mara Jade enters the darkest recesses of their minds and playing with their deepest fears, leaving their ships vulnerable for the saboteur to do his trade. After the first engagement the enemy pilots will be so terrified and stressed, that they will be helpless witnesses, as The Hate Cocoon slowly turns around to execute its coup de grâce.

YT-2400 Light Freighter

The YT-2400 won’t make the same kind of impact as the Decimator, filling in a slot as a slightly smaller but more agile sibling of the immensely popular YT-1300 Millennium Configuration, already dominating the dog fights. Although it do posses the option to fit in one of the increasing number of potent cannons, combined with Outrider title makes it a sturdy and fast gun platform, that will excel in long range artillery support.

Dash Rendar

This smuggler is the exact opposite to Captain Oicunn uncontrolled rage. Dash elegantly dances over the battlefield, that for him is an well lit stage for his masterful solo performances. Where other ships clumsily have to avoid asteroids and other types of obstacles, this smugglers flight patterns is not interfered by these insignificant trivialities. Dash will paint broad perfect strokes around the bewildered enemies caught between looming asteroids, while hitting their most vital ships with precision strikes from his turret mounted heavy laser cannon.

The Highwayman

Pilot Upgrades Cost

56

56

The highwayman will be like the single drop of rain, that always will be just out of reach. Flowing like flood and ebb, while the opposition drowns on the rocky beach. His perfect radiation allows no one to share the spotlight – his stage – making Lone Wolf the perfect choice to keep him a float and at the same time improving his offensive capabilities. The Engine Upgrade let him stay at his preferred distance to the audience, while the Mercenary Co-Pilot lets him hit the Soprano C until curtain fall for the enemy ships, that wishes to anywhere else before the Heavy Laser Cannon encore.

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