Broadside cruiser

Broadside Missile Cruiser

Missile frigate armed with incredibly long ranged Diamond-Boron missiles able to inflict great damage. Suffers from low accuracy, weak armor, and poor maneuverability.

The Broadside-class is a missile frigate that is essentially a long-range artillery piece in space, requiring spotters to function effectively. The Broadside-class shines in this regard compared to its Rebel counterpart, since the Empire has access to TIE Scouts, which can reveal an area of space which the Broadside can launch a fusillade of ordnance. Whatever is caught in its missile barrage is very likely to be destroyed; any fighter groups will be obliterated in a single shot, corvettes and medium frigates will likely fall apart, and larger ships will suffer considerable damage. Space stations are the most vulnerable target, as they cannot evade missile launched at them, and are large and easy to hit.

If left unprotected, however, the ship is very easily dispatched, as it has weak armor and shields, is comparatively slow, and cannot use its missiles effectively at close range.

Class: Corvette
Affiliation: Empire
Damage: 20
Tactical Heath: 650
Shield Points: 300
Shield Refresh Rate: 12 points/sec
Cost: 1800 credits
Build Time: 15 seconds
Speed: 1.8
Hyperspace Capable: Yes (1.5)
Sublight Speed: 1.8
Population Slots: 2
Req. Space Station: Level 2