Niðavellir Shipyard

The Nidavellir Shipyard is a large UCM Shipyard hidden far away from any planetary system.
After the scattering of humans after the first Scourge attack many ships used their ftl drives and made an random Foldspace jump just to get away. Many of this ships found themselves alone in the dark, to close to a star or a black hole and perished but some made it to an empty place in space. And that’s how the Nidavellir belt was discovered. A collection of large rocks, asteroids in different sizes and collection of dust and sand. Exactly how this place come to be, far from any sun, placed in between systems is not known. It is believed it was created after an extremely unlikely collision of two larger celestial body, with no stronger gravity pull in the vicinity this collection of minerals and rocks have held together by their own combined pull of each other. The scatter of large rocks and the natural background radioactivity have created a hiding place. After the survivors made contact with the now formed UCM the area have been put to good use.

Named after the Norse mythology Nidavellir, the world of the dwarves, for its rich mineral and metal resources. Perfectly for foundries and a large shipyard complex.

This is the place to produce ships...

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Civilian Aquarius class cargo ship

Here we have two Aquarius class cargo ships.

It was hard to get a decent picture of them but I hope you get a overall feel for the miniatures.
They were really fun to paint. I wanted to get a real dirty and worn feeling to them.

And seen here with an Frigate escort, for size comparison

For stats Im thinking something like:

Scan Sig Thrust Hull A PD G T Special
Aquarius class cargo ship 4" 4" 7" 4 5+ 2

Lock Attack Damage Arc Special

Defence turrets
5+ 2 1 F/S/R Close action

But are more then happy to get input or ideas.

Edit -
Ideas from Michel saved here for future reference. Alternative stats:
Frigate size. 3dp. Sig 3. Scan 3. Move 6. Pd 1 A 5+.
If carrying fuel cat like 10+dp cruiser
No weapons

The idea is to use them as objectives or ships to protect in future special scenarios. A wolfpack submarine type scenario springs to mind, with a couple of frigate/destroyer size ships trying to protect a couple of cargo ships from enemy attacks close to a asteroid belt, close proximity to a planet or a background anomaly that will let me use the layers and have the "submarine" like corvettes or other smaller ships something to hide in.

The miniatures are from Brigade Models

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