This installment of the ship-supplements released under the Galaxy Pirates brand clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!
All right, so we have three iterations of the eldred heavy fighter in this pdf, all of which clock in at tier ½. All are Tiny vessels, and the MK 3 version is an interceptor with basic 20 shields and a coilgun. The interceptor comes with mk 4 defenses and armor, which means it clocks in at AC and TL 17.
The MK 1 and 2 ship versions are instead built as fighters, and thus have 5 Hull Points more. The MK 1 version also has mk 4 defenses and armor. All of the three ships come with their own Computers-lore section for PCs to know things about the ships. However, both the MK 1 and MK 2 version of the ship’s lore table note an incorrect maneuverability, and the Computers lore table for MK 1notes an incorrect weapon…or rather, I do believe that the ship’s statblock has the wrong weapon: The Lore table states that the ship should have fire-linked gyrolasers, but the statblock features the same coilgun as the MK 3 heavy fighter. Then again, the filled out versions of the ships (see below) do duplicate the coilgun…so not sure which it’s supposed to be. Both MK 1 and MK 2 ship have basic shields, but the MK 2 version has only mk 3 defenses and armor (and thus a lower AC and TL), but does feature a light particle beam weapon.
We get a full-color one-page, handout style version of the ship, and the pdf does come with paper stand-in minis. The pdf, as always, contains a form-filled version of the different ships in the cool starship sheets this series offers. (Minor nitpick: Maneuverability is noted as perfect for MK 1 and 2, and should be “good.”
Editing and formatting are good on a formal or rules-language level. Layout adheres to a nice two-column full-color standard, and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. The artwork of the ship type is full color and amazing.
The fighters by Paul Fields and Jim Milligan are a solid offering, and while they’re not perfect, they cost a grand total of a single buck; and they indeed are worth the low asking price. My final verdict will hence clock in at 3.5 stars, rounded down.
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