The Decados Fleet
Conversions of
Noble Armada
miniatures to Full Thrust
(Fleet Book) rules

 

 

Background
The Decados are one of the major fleets in the Fading Suns universe where Noble Armada is set.  They have some cool miniatures and they green and black look caught my eye so I had to get a fleet of them made.  I did cheat on the painting of these minis, they were painted green, then I did the black with a Micron pen.
 
Design Philosophy
The Decados fleet follows the rules like most of the Human fleets in Fleet Book 1.  They have average hulls and pretty much average thrust.  There weapons layouts are based on what they have in their Noble Armada stats along with the turrets and other visible weapons on the minis.  Instead of the basic beam battery, Decados ships use Pulsers per the rules for the Phalons in Fleet Book 2, though the Decados version of the Pulsers are specifically tuned to one range (Close, Medium, or Long) and can not be changed.  Also this fleet does not use PDS systems, it uses its Pulsers for anti-fighter combat, per the FB2 rules.  The Decados dreadnought has a massive spinal gun, so I had to break out the Wave Gun to give it abilities worthy of its size.

Each ship in the Decados fleet carries Boarding Marines.  In Noble Armada, ships were too rare to destroy so there was an emphasis on boarding actions and capturing ships.  The mass used for boarding marines in these designs reflect that philosophy and you can use the boarding rules from More Thrust if you want to fully use these designs.

 

REAPER class Raider

(Corvette)

Mass 17 

Cost 60

Average Hull (5)

Thrust 6

FTL

1 Fire Control

1 Pulser-L (FP/F/FS)

1 mass for boarding marines

 

MANTIS class Frigate

(Destroyer)

Mass 28

Cost 100

Average Hull (8)

Thrust 6

FTL

1 Fire Control

2 Pulser-M (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS)

2 mass for boarding marines

LUCRETZIA class Galliot

(Escort Carrier)

Mass 40

Cost 139 (+18)

Hull (12)

Thrust 4

FTL

1 Fire Control

1 Pulser-M (all arcs)

1 Fighter Bay

2 mass for boarding marines

 

DEFILER class Assault Transport

(Armed Transport)

Mass 44

Cost 120

Average Hull (13)

Thrust 2

FTL

1 Fire Control

1 Pulser-M (F)

1 Pulser-C (all arcs)

16 mass for cargo/boarding marines

 

TUPOK'TA class Destroyer

(Light Cruiser)

Mass 60

Cost 235

Average Hull (16)

Thrust 4

FTL

2 Fire Controls

Level 1 Screens

2 Pulser-M (2xFP/F/FS)

4 Pulser-C (2xF/FP/AP, 2xF/FS/AS)

3 mass for boarding marines

 

GRIGORI class Cruiser

(BattleCruiser)

Mass 102

Cost 395

Average Hull (28)

Thrust 4

FTL

3 Fire Controls

Level 1 Screens

2 Pulser-L (2xF)

6 Pulser-M (4xFP/F/FS, F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS)

2 Pulser-C (2xall arcs)

6 mass for boarding marines

 

ANIKRUNTA class Dreadnought

(SuperDreadnought)

Mass 210

Cost 804

Average Hull (60)

Thrust 2

FTL

4 Fire Controls

Level 2 Screens

Wave Gun (F)

4 Pulser-L (2xF/FP/AP, 2xF/FS/AS)

9 Pulser-M (6xFP/F/FS, 3xAP/A/AS)

4 Pulser-C (4xall arcs)

16 mass for boarding marines

 

 

 

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