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Drake Interplanetary builds ships which are ostensibly for legal purposes (local militias, etc.) but are obviously for pirates: so it has the appearance of a military fighter, but mated to an awkwardly larger hull for collecting loot; it should have visible forward-facing tractor beams and a seat for a second crewman even though there’s no turret (as you’ll need a second man to board an enemy ship.)
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Aegis Dynamics was founded from a merger between Earth-based Aegis Macrocomputing and Davien-based Dynamic Production Systems, with the explicit goal of constructing naval spacecraft. The firm was favoured by Ivar Messer, and thus grew to prominence during the First Tevarin War. During the Messer Era, Aegis craft became synonymous with the ruthless, oppressive regime. After the Fall of the Imperator, most of Aegis’ military contracts were stripped, and the company seemed destined for bankruptcy, with massive layoffs. However, the Aegis craft began to be adopted by civilians, repurposed for non-military uses. In turn, the firm has shifted, softening its image and focusing on civilian variants for their current generation designs. These days, Aegis only produces a few craft. The old Retaliator bombers have been re-purposed for widespread use as a deep-space transport or hauling vessel. The Idris Frigate (named after the the battle of Idris IV) has been demilitarized for private ownership, even though entrepreneurial pirate packs have been known to spring for one.
Created for a Lutheran X-Wing Miniatures (Fantasy Flight) gaming group. If you are not Lutheran then it is probably over your head ;-) For those not able to decipher the Aurebesh 🤣 the Lutheranish is: Top Line: Smalcald Squadron Bottom Line: Here we stand Flanks: 'V' 'D' 'M' 'A' From what I have been able to learn over he years, the "V" marks are role identifiers used on pilot helmets; they are authentic marks in SW and they come in various combinations of red and yellow. We chose all red ones for the traditional colour of the Reformation; six of them for the Six Chief Parts of the Catechism 😉 -- and it just so happens that the "V" can be interpreted as a Roman numeral representing the 5 major parts of the Confessions.
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