Bastion Class Commerce Vessel
The Bastion Class Commerce Vessel is a large Demiurg vessel of cruiser status. It is often seen alone or fighting with Tau forces, although some Imperial commander have been known to make use of their mercenary-like services. They are most commonly seen on the eastern rim, though this is still a very rare sight. The Bastion class seems to be more outfitted for asteroid mining rather than processing, so it is likely that there is a trade of goods from one vessel to another though this has never been seen in action.
Some Rogue Traders tell that a Bastion class is home to a 'brotherhood' while a Stronghold is home to two or three brotherhoods. What the relationship between groups is is unknown. Often however two or three Bastions will group together to protect a Stronghold.
They have impressive lance and weapons batteries, especially when up close, and also have the ability to launch mining probes and attack craft at short range. It also uses a scoop to collect stellar gasses which it projects through the core of the ship for propulsion and for energy to power the cutting beam it uses to open asteroids or enemy ships.
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|Capital Ships||Battleships||Gal'leath - Explorer • Or'es El'leath - Custodian|
|Cruisers||Il'fannor - Merchant • Lar'shi - Hero • Il'Porrui - Emissary • Lar'shi'vre - Protector|
|Escorts||Kir'qath - Defender • Skether'qan - Messenger • Kass'l - Orca Gunship • Kir'la - Warden Carrier Escort • Kir'shasvre - Castellan Heavy Escort|
|Other||Il'Emaar - Courier|
|Attack Craft||Manta • Barracuda • Tiger Shark • Remora Fighter • Orca • Sun Shark • Razorshark|
|Mercenaries & Allies||Kroot Vessels||Warsphere|
|Demiurg Vessels||Stronghold Class Commerce Vessel • Bastion Class Commerce Vessel|