These ships are used by the Covenant to counter enemy squadrons enmass.
Originally at the beginning of the Human-Covenant War there was no need for the Picket Class although they existed they saw very little service. This was mostly in part to the shield technology on Covenant Ships being so impressive and their Point Defence systems being so effective that enemy squadrons were never a threat.
However in 2552 the UNSC introduced the Sabre line of squadrons. This was the first time in the war that UNSC ships were superior to Covenant ships. The Sabres boasted enhanced speed, weapons and shielding technology as well as advanced logistics allowing them to go two for one with Covenant squadrons. In response the Picket Class began to see combat seeing duty in the second wave of the battle on Reach and in the subsequent invasion of Earth.
Weapons and Tactical Usage
The Covenant unlike the UNSC have far more limited anti-squadron weapons, in turn they have the Picket Class which fires very powerful shots at enemy squadrons. It is realistically your best defence against an aggressive UNSC bomber squadron as well as the very powerful Sabre-class squadrons.
|Strikecraft||Seraph Bomber • Banshee Interceptor|
|Combat vessels||CRS-class light cruiser • CPV-class heavy destroyer • RCS-class armored cruiser • CCS-class battlecruiser|
|Support vessels||DAV-class corvette • DSC-class support ship • SDV-class corvette • DDA-class shuttle • CAR-class frigate|
|Capitals||ORS-class heavy cruiser • DDS-class carrier • CAS-class assault carrier • DOS-class supercruiser • OSS-class battlecarrier|
|Other||Tradeship • CCD-class Constructor|
|Obsolete vessels||Redemption-class Battleship • Seraph Fighter|