The VT-49 Decimator is not a subtle starship. It’s the largest of the starships introduced thus far to standard play, and even though it shares the same size base as the YT-2400, it dwarfs that light freighter, towering above it, just as its top-down silhouette nearly swallows every portion of its base.
In battle, the Decimator is a blunt weapon. The warship’s turret weapon allows it to fire at any enemy that gets within range, but its design abandons agility entirely, relying instead upon the strength of its shields and heavily reinforced hull to withstand enemy fire. Even its actions are entirely attack-oriented. The Decimator comes with the focus and target lock actions, but since it has no agility dice to roll on defense, its focus tokens will normally offer rerolls only on your attacks.
Moreover, while the fact that the starship employs a turret weapon means that its pilots can fly past enemy fighters and fire at them from outside their arcs, the Decimator is not a nimble ship. Its maneuver dial consists mostly of straight maneuvers and banks. It can perform hard turns only at “2” and “3” speeds, and it has no Koiogran-turn whatsoever. When you fly the Decimator, you’ll likely either try to skirt the edges of the battlefield, circling your foes at distance, or you’ll ram into them with Captain Oicunn, who deals a damage to each enemy ship with which he collides.
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