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Overview[edit | edit source]
These sturdy cruisers were manufactured without the original honeycomb internals but trade long term survivability with greater effective offensive weaponry and versatility.
History[edit | edit source]
After the original eleven Halcyons, the cruisers were simplified to be cheaper and easier to manufacture by removing the internal bracings. Later in the war, however, these simplified cruisers became the subjects of extensive refit programs and were officially rebranded as "Flight II" Halcyons. These ships could be refitted much easier and faster with incredibly improved offensive capabilities. While still slow to maneuver, these ships provide unrivaled, cost-efficient firepower on an extremely sturdy frame.
Weapons and Tactical Usage[edit | edit source]
The Refit forms a compromise between the durability of the previous Halcyon pattern and the firepower of the Marathon-class all while not taking up a capital slot. They have lighter weaponry than the Marathon and the same hull points, but an extra armor point and don't require any capital crew. Compared to the original Halcyon, meanwhile, it is less tanky, more expensive and requires more fleet supply but brings a lot more firepower in all forms. Arguably they have the best damage of all non-capital ships.
These ships do best leading the fleet in the place of or alongside their unmodified brethren, but mix well with any combat fleet. It benefits from some of the same upgrades as the original as well as coilgun upgrades.
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