Hit and Run

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Hit and Run

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The Corvette Class is one of the smallest naval vessels to be deployed in Dystopian Wars. Stripped down to the bare essentials, they are small and agile which allows superior tacticians to effectively use them to speed into battle to initiate a first strike or to hold them back as a late battle flanking force.

Federated States of America - Revere Class Corvette

Federated States of America - Revere Class Corvette

The Federated States of America initially scrapped their plans for such a small fighting ship, as It was decided that the resources required to produce a steam vessel with such an undersized presence amongst a fleet could be better spent elsewhere. However, after reviewing a design by the relatively unknown engineer Edmund Collerton III, the idea of a vessel that could be built quickly and cheaply and without the need for a dockyard, prompted the FSA military to give the vessel the go-ahead.

Kingdom of Britannia - Swift Class Corvette

Kingdom of Britannia - Swift Class Corvette

The Britannian Corvette’s initial design was that of a short range scouting vessel. After earning its stripes in a number of sorties and rescue missions the ship’s build profile was upgraded to accommodate a fore turret and improved armour surrounding the magazine, which is positioned directly below the gun itself. Some distinct features remain however, such as the starboard searchlight and streamlined cabin.

Prussian Empire - Saxony Class Corvette

Prussian Empire - Saxony Class Corvette

The Prussian Corvette was designed from the very beginning to be an effective small fighter. Additional armour was later added to the bow, but other than that its profile is identical to that of the blueprints that gave birth to it. It is often a welcome sight for crews of Prussian fleet ships immersed in the heat of battle as it races alongside to support its fellow naval vessels.

Empire of the Blazing - Fujin Class Corvette

Empire of the Blazing - Fujin Class Corvette

The Blazing Sun Corvette is a prototype vessel that is still being forced to earn its reputation after a couple of minor incidents during the early refinement stages (it was not unknown for these vessels to be seen exploding on the distant horizon). The addition of extra armour to the front and midsection of the vessel gives it a look that is quite different to existing Blazing Sun vessels, but the crews of the Fujin report that it performs well in the heat of battle.

Covenant of Antarctica - Thales Class Corvette

Covenant of Antarctica - Thales Class Corvette

The Thales was a continuation of the design presented by the Diogenes Frigate, a ship built with aesthetics more than practicality in mind. This Corvette is, however, a welcome addition to the still-fledgling Covenant of Antarctica fleets, operating in the waters surrounding the Antarctican continent in a mixed scouting and combat role. This does not, however, mean the Thales lacks in combat capability, with its fore weapon able to efficiently engage smaller enemy vessels.