Hi, I've returned with presents
The previous link is a download containing all my "human" ships which belong the the Terran Systems Coalition fleet, however it also includes a couple of pirate/corsair ships, which technically don't belong to the fleet. Among the ships included are also some new creations, specifically the Titan class vessel known as Broadsword, The Zhugenu (also spelled Chu-ko-nu) cruiser class carrier (which deploys Bolts), the Shuriken assault dropship and Switchblade light frigate in the frigate class, and the Pilum (Deployed by the Atlalt), Bolt and Boomerang strike craft, no new dreadnoughts however. I've also made some changes, which I hope I've included in the download, and I'm not uploading older files.
Well the Broadsword is the main addition, it's big and though, and also quite lethal. It's a general purpose ship in itself, although it's somewhat low in weapons for its size, however it's able to deploy Switchblades, Ayllo platforms and Boomerang bombers. But that's not all, the main weapon of the Broadsword is capable of destroying whole fleets in one attack, by using its apocalypse missile, a relativistic nuclear warhead originally meant for extrasolar planetary bombardment.
Gameplaywise, I find the ship fun to play against, as in a boss battle. As an advise, sacrifice a ship before dealing with this one. Also Dreadnoughts, or other ships with point defense lasers, tend to self destruct due to the explosion, so try not to send them. The missile is also inaccurate and quite fast, so it might miss your ships.Dreadnought Class ShipsCruiser Class ShipsFrigate Class ShipsStrike Craft and Space Platforms
The Zhugenu, does not have a special ability module, unlike the rest of the cruiser class ships, however it's still quite strong, and has an EMP torpedo launcher, and deploys Bolts which are railgun bombers. Like all carrier ships it's equipped with small suicide drones (basically fast turning missiles; If we could change the image of demeter drones I would change this).
The Shuriken is kinda a big helicopter, spaceship hybrid. It was made just because I like helicopters and fluff reasons, as I don't see any of the other ships as an atmospheric vessel, besides some strike craft (any, besides the Buckler and Arrow). It also acts similarly to a carrier, but it doesn't deploy strike craft, it deploys 4 small powersuits, meant for ground combat, with limited space combat utility.
The new strike craft, are the Bolt (already mentioned), the Pilum, an upgraded version of the Javelin and the Boomerang, which is quite dangerous for ships without point defenses, as it fires 2 small torpedoes.
Well, hopefully this release is without bugs, if you find anything (errors or missing sprites) please notify me, so I can update the download.
I tried to keep the ships relatively balanced, but I admit I didn't test every combination, and neither did I test against a human player, which I would have loved to, as the AI doesn't use all the tricks, like rotating a Maul so it can fire its torpedoes continually.
I don't mind suggestions in relation to the ship balance, but keep in mind this was never meant to be perfectly balanced and many ships were designed to work in combination, like the Pavise and Sabre, as an example.
Finally I hope you have fun playing with them, destroying stuff with them, and also destroying them, as much as I had fun building and testing them