The End and New Beginnings
- Game version:
The Miners Coalition have suffered many setbacks in their short time in space and many more in their long history.
During the Coalitions initial foray into the stars they discovered large quantities of usable resources in the abundant asteroid belts surrounding their system.
Groups large and small within the Coalition combined their resources to expand out into neighboring systems in the hope of striking it rich and beat out their rival factions.
The Coalitions people have had to adapt to the new way in a short time. This has caused technology to advance in starts and spurts as new issues have to be worked around.
Even their ships have been adapted to the harsh conditions within the belts from civilian transport and construction vessels.
Eventually, others took notice of the budding Coalition and pirates began to raid and pillage many outposts.
Much of the Miner's territory was lost due to the speed of the expansion only allowing minimal defenses being created and trained.
The various factions within the Coalition soon saw their predicament and confirmed the need to combine all remaining resources.
Soon many of their remaining ships had been retrofitted with weapons and armor plates instead of drills and grabber arms.
Now the people of the Miners Coalition must work together to maintain what territory they still own and hopefully someday retake what they’ve lost.
MC Defiance Class Light Escort Vessel
One of the oldest ships in the fleet, the Defiance Class Vessel. Originally one of the first ships of the MC to travel past their orbiting moon. It was equipped with a powerful laser that it used to slice bits off asteroids for crews to recover the pieces. The ship was soon retired after more effective methods of collecting resources in asteroid fields were developed. After the pirate raids began the ship was pulled back into service and refitted for the MC fleet for its ability not only to slice pieces of asteroids but to enemy ships as well. This 4 man vessel fills the role of a fleet escort and acts as a long-range weapon platform that is also equipped with 8 turret hardpoints for AMS and anti-fighter coverage. The Defiance Class Light Escort Vessel is the poster child for any MC fleet.
System Monitoring Center
Builder's note: One of my oldest ships and the ship that helped me determine the style for the entire fleet of ships. Originally I dropped this project but I'm glad I picked up on it again and remodeled it to work with the Power 2.0 update. The weapons are currently WIP but it does have Beam + Beam weapon although I will be revisiting once the weapons update officially releases. I really like how durable the ship looks as I tried to give it an older look compared to my other ships for this fleet. Happy to hear what suggestions/opinions you guys have on the look/style.