Legion Expansion : Air

T1: Air

Scythe

Scythe

Air Superiority

T1 Flyer - Anti-Air - Forward Firing - Shield Penetration - Fast
For perhaps symbolic reasons, Legion uses pre-existing Progenitor fighter designs. Though retrofitted for AI, Scythes still suffer from the all too human weakness of shooting only to the front. Nonetheless they are unhindered by traditional pilot g-forces and use incredible agility to shred enemy threats with their high energy cannons.

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Dauntless

Dauntless

Bomber

T1 Flyer - Single Target - Accurate - Light Armour - Fast
Designed for precision strikes over shock and awe, the Dauntless drops single, highly energetic plasma balls. The resulting blast is powerful enough to vaporize single targets. Only enemies who are heavily armoured can survive more than a few hits.

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Marauder

Marauder

Recon & Harassment

T1 Flyer - Scout - Shield Penetration - Fragile - Very Fast
The Marauder is another reverse engineered design favoured by rogue AI pirates in the outer colonies. Lightly armoured, Marauders instead use their incredible speed and agility to operate without fighter support, scouting for weak points and raiding unprotected assets.

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Osprey

Osprey

Transport

T1 Flyer - Transportation - Fragile - Fast
Originally a heavy transport for Progenitor troops, the Osprey has been retrofitted for rapid deployment of heavy robotic forces to hotspots or more advantageous positions. Unfortunately, most of its armour plating was stripped in order to meet the additional tonnage requirements.

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Nova

Nova

Crowd Control

T1 Flyer - AOE - Seeker Mode - Shield Penetration - Fast - Explodes
The Nova employs similar techniques to advanced energy production, harvesting Zero Point Energy from an artificial singularity within rotating gyroscopes. On detection of threats, safety protocols are disabled as it locks onto a target. Gyroscopic destabilisation on impact releases vast destructive energy, though it must quickly find a target before unsafe energy levels burn out its internal circuitry.

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T2: Air

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Firebird

Adv Air Superiority

T2 Flyer - Anti-Air - Rocket Barrage - Long Range - Fast
Purposed to fight against inexhaustible numbers of MLA aircraft, Firebirds carry heavy Long Range missiles which they release in volleys from ranges beyond which enemy aircraft can respond. Though vulnerable in dogfights, they excel when paired with recon units that allow them to stay out of trouble.

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Lockheed

Ground Attack

T2 Flyer - Damage Dealer - Rocket Volley - Heavy Armour - Fast
A slightly modified version of Progenitor piloted gunships, the Lockheed provides overwhelming air-to-ground fire support with its ASM-420 missiles. Highly manoeuvrable, it is able to quickly find and exploit enemy weak points.

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Air_Carrier

Meteor

Drone Carrier

T2 Flyer - Mothership - Long Range - Slow
Based on reverse engineered Xziphid motherships, Meteors manufacture and service automated drones to wear down the enemy. Though vulnerable to focused attacks, Meteors are most efficient when grouped together in swarms with fighter escort.

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Infiltrator

Adv Recon

T2 Flyer - Scout - Radar - Vision Reveal - Very Long Range - Fast
The Infiltrator acts as the Legion’s eye in the sky, using specialised optics to reveal far away hidden areas of the battlefield. A low emission radar also allows it to warn of incoming aircraft and avoid air battles they otherwise would not be able to run away from.

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DETECTS

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Salamander

Adv Bomber

T2 Flyer - AOE - Deployable Turret - Shield Penetration - Heavy Armour
A relic of the Xziphid war, Salamanders were instrumental in firebombing insect aliens out from the safety of their hives. Upgraded with heavier armour plating, it wreathes the battlefield with fire that can overheat and destroy swathes of lightly armoured units. They can also drop temporary flame turrets for additional firepower.

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Comet

Comet

Interplanetary Teleporter

T2 Flyer - Interplanetary - Anti-Air - Teleportation - Heavy Armour
The Comet uses teleportation tech to marshal units into better strategic positions. They have been responsible for several monumental victories after the Legion’s recent awakening, marshalling Legion forces into surprise counter-attacks right on top of vulnerable MLA infrastructure.

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Published: 2nd May, 2016

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