Tuesday, February 7, 2017

St. Petersburg Class Escort for Star Trek FASA

It's been a while since I did one of these but here is another ship for the old FASA Star Trek starship combat game.  First off, thanks to Masao Okazaki for letting me use his ship designs for the basis of my own sheets.  His Starfleet Museum website (link below) has plenty of cool looking fan designs for ships in both the TOS era and earlier including what ultimately became the Archer class scout used in official Star Trek novels.

I decided to broadly base this escort class ship both thematically and, to a lesser extent with my conversion of Masao's Pyotr Velikiy design, visually on the TOS era Defiant.  It's a small and scrappy warship produced during a time of great need (the Four Year's War) for use against a powerful foe (the Klingon Empire).  I wanted it to be powerful as a small pocket warship but not ridiculously so.  To that end, I put the Mk I's firepower slightly above phsyically larger upgraded destroyers and scouts but still markedly below other dedicated warships like the Loknar frigate and much larger heavy cruisers like the Anton and Connie.  As always, right click on the image and open in a new window to get the full sized version of the pic since blogspot automatically resizes it.  For some reason, that seems to be a very common issue for folks and my most asked question regarding my ship designs!  :)

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