Valhalla TrioSmall Ships
This issue of the Codex presents another trio of small ships to help bring your campaign to life. These ships are constructed for very different purposes but can be useful in many different scenarios in the hands of heroes, villains, and common people alike.
The Valhalla-class drop ship is also known as an “Iroquois Heavy” as it is a larger cousin... [click here for more]
Kaeru & Co.Small Ships
This issue of the Zero Hour Armada Codex presents two small ships and the fighters they carry. These craft are meant for characters of all sorts and a variety of stories.
The Kaeru-class scout carries a Sasori-class fighter on its back. The name is Japanese for "frog" while Sasori is "scorpion" - because this configuration is reminiscent of the classic... [click here for more]
Morgana TrioSmall Ships
This issue of the Codex presents another trio of small ships to help bring your campaign to life. These are ships with options; some low tech tail landers and some higher tech versions with all the amenities. Whether it’s combat or commerce that you’re after, one of these ships can fit the bill.
The Morgana class is a small warship that carries a crew... [click here for more]
Designed for the Near-Earth Recovery Operations consortium to help rebuild the homeworld, the Nero-class freight hauler is a massive, form-follows-function, brick of a ship. At 800 feet stem to stern, it features eight cargo holds, each six stories high, and can carry up to 280 crew and passengers. This ship can haul 30,000 register tons of cargo neatly... [click here for more]
The Panthari design is the latest product of the Shipwrights of Syros 2, which has quickly become the preeminent design house in the Nexan Theocracy. Using the technologies developed for the Chimaerus and Trinity designs, the Panthari cruiser is a medium-large warship on par with ConFederation designs like the Mourning Wolf and Morningstar.
This ship has... [click here for more]
ULYSSESIntegrated Survey Ship
The Ulysses-class long-range planetary survey vessel consists of two medium-sized craft designed to function independently or joined together. The “Carrack” section is the base of operations, containing the primary scanning and communications systems plus spacious cargo holds and science labs. The Carrack has half a dozen cabins and... [click here for more]
Trinity is an integrated carrier that consists of a pair of medium-sized cruisers that can operate independently or dock with the primary hull for extended range, increased power, and enhanced FTL capabilities.
The two cruisers are referred to as Trinity Alpha and Trinity Omega, or as “Tines” because the combined ship is vaguely trident shaped.... [click here for more]
The goal of the ConFederation’s “Project Atlas” was to build a dropship for soldiers and mechs. The Meridian variant was the primary focus of the contract - a spherical “tail lander” designed to haul a lance of four massive combat mechs plus the personnel and supplies needed to maintain a forward base in support of the squad.
To recoup costs and... [click here for more]
Chimaerus [ kī-mĕr′ĭs ] is an adventurer-oriented medium sized vessel that is made up of three independent ships:
• Leaena (the Lion) - the main body of the ship, holding the living quarters, medical, and FTL systems. This is the largest of the three sections and also serves as a command & control center... [click here for more]
The Cervantes-class is a light frigate designed to carry a crew of about 20; typically 4 to 8 working crew plus a complement of marines. The ship is meant for patrol and escort duties either alone or in concert with similar craft. Well-armed for its size - Cervantes is durable and easy to repair, and comes in two distinct versions unimaginatively... [click here for more]
Sengdao 3Small Ships
This issue of the Codex presents a trio of small ships that vary greatly in both style and intended use. All are perfect for a small group of starfarers just starting out or looking for a new ride.
Sengdao is a high-end transport, considered a yacht by some, originally created by the TerraNovan Theocracy to spread the Lux Aeternum throughout, and beyond, civilized... [click here for more]
The Cavalo-class of cargo shuttles were designed by TriWorld Transport (a division of Trinity Exocorp) under military contract to carry industry standard cargo containers. Depending on the type of container slotted, a Cavalo can serve as a simple freight hauler, passenger carrier, prisoner transport, or weapons platform. Additional containers have been developed... [click here for more]
The Kagekumo (or “Shadow spider”) class is a salvage ship. Though ostensibly designed for commercial use, this large industrial craft has become a favorite of pirates and reavers. The vessel is designed to secure and dismantle derelicts, or soon-to-be-derelicts, quickly and efficiently. She is equipped with massive harpoons fore and aft to capture and... [click here for more]
Nightingale TrioSmall Ships
This issue of the Codex presents another trio of small ships that vary greatly in both style and intended use. All are utility vehicles to add life to your campaign or to provide a ready-made ride for your heroes, villains, or working-class supporting cast trying to get by.
The Nightingale medical transport is a first responder for heavy casualty... [click here for more]
XUAN WULeisure Transport
The purpose of the Xuan Wu line of leisure transports is to provide comfortable accommodations and a variety of entertainment facilities for about 50 passengers in a mid-sized ship. Aves Engineering originally developed the craft under military contract as an armored transport. After the war, the design was modified to cater to civilian clientele.... [click here for more]
The Crucible-class is a medium-sized station designed to convert raw materials into finished goods. Some stations are used as industrial ore processing stations or gas mines. Others are employed as military academies or civilian training facilities - transforming recruits into professionals. Still others may process nothing... [click here for more]
SCARAB Bulk Hauler
The Scarab-class freighter is named for the squat, sturdy shape of its hull and its rugged endurance. It is just a coincidence that the original scarab is a species of “dung beetle” and this class of ship is often employed moving garbage and other unseemly cargos. The extended-hull version of the ship is known as the Kiboko-class, which is a Swahili... [click here for more]
The third chapter of the 0 hr Armada Codex presents the Kintaro (“Golden Boy”) class vessels: built-to-order starships for the wealthiest of clientele. Originally designed as a hunter-killer for the military but ultimately employed as police interceptors and high-end racing yachts, these sleek ships are built for speed. For the private... [click here for more]
WOLVES of ALBION
The second chapter in the 0 hr Armada Codex line, this issue presents a detailed description, complete deckplans, and high quality renderings for a medium size war ship and its variants. This product is designed to give you a set of ready-made ships to plug into your setting and rules of choice - lending depth and detail to your campaign. Though a sample... [click here for more]
The Renegade class of starships was designed as a multipurpose vessel capable of hauling cargo, moving passengers, exploration, reconnaissance, and light combat duty. As with many such designs the ship is adequate for a variety of roles but particularly excels at none. The small crew requirement and ease of maintenance have made the Renegade popular... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADA REDUX Beta Variant Designs
This issue presents three new additions to the Future Armada universe – each an obvious decedent of an existing ship or piece of equipment. Based on previous designs and built to add depth and realism to your campaign, these additions should seem both familiar and new.
The first ship presented is... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADA REDUX ALPHA Variant Designs
This issue presents three new additions to the Future Armada universe – each an obvious decedent of an existing ship or station. Based on previous designs and built to add depth and realism to your campaign, these additions should seem both familiar and new.
The first ship presented is Jade,... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs CYGNUS Science Vessel
In the post war era there is a drive to explore new systems and expand the ConFederation while at the same time keeping watch for new or recurring dangers. Towards this end, the scout service commissioned a number of vessels to be outfit for long range exploration and reconnaissance.... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs MIDNIGHT ROSE Privateer
Midnight Rose is an old, well worn ship that has seen many owners and extensive modification over the years. A common Grendel-class transport, it was designed for light cargo and passenger duty needing a minimal crew (though with bunks for more). After a decade in the hands of... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs TALONBounty Hunter
Mordechai Hawke is a ruthless bounty hunter known throughout the border worlds. His ship, called "Talon", is a surplus Lelantos-class search and destroy vessel which has been upgraded with cutting edge technology. The ship's registered name is "Lex Talionis" - Latin for the Law of Revenge.... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs LAKOTA Armed Courier
“Lakota” is a Tomahawk-class courier ship owned and operated by a brother and sister team who employ three additional crew members. This class of ship was designed as a fast, multipurpose transport and it has seen considerable success since its launch a few years back. Many captains... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs ORIONStrike Carrier
“Orion” is a Retribution-class strike carrier designed to serve as a transport and base of operations for combat vehicles both in space and on the ground. Orion carries sixteen Vulture-class heavy fighters in its internal bays. The side nacelles can rapidly deploy a dozen Aries-class... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs MisFORTUNEContainer Ship
Originally christened "Fortune", this massive container ship has suffered a long run of bad luck. Though old and neglected, the ship continues on as if driven by its own purpose. At over 1000 ft long, this heavy can carry 624 of the common HMT-337 cargo containers and is designed... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs GRYPHONMercenary for Hire
“Gryphon” is a streamlined Kestrel-class escort refit for use in freelance mercenary operations. Meant to serve as a mobile base of operations for a small team of specialists-for-hire, it is able to fill many different roles. It can take the team into dangerous areas, fight... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs INVICTUSCarrier
Invictus is the flagship of the Confederation fleet and the first of its kind (so technically it is an “Invictus-class” vessel). At almost 2400 ft long, the ship carries 200 fighters, 40 boarding shuttles, and a 1500 crew, soldiers, and passengers. It is designed to rapidly deploy combat... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs ARGOS IIIDeep Space Port
Argos III is also known as "Midway Station" because it lies as the halfway point of the trade route between the Confederation core worlds and the distant Tohoku Colonies. Though the station is owned by a Japanese crime syndicate, a strong military presence keeps things under control.... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs DRAKEExploration Vessel
Drake is one of three Seraphim-class frigates built by the Terra Novan Theocracy. Captured just prior to launch at the New Albion Shipyards, the ConFederation repurposed these ships for reconnaissance and exploration. Originally built to fullfill a variety of roles, including escort... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs MERCURY TRIOMercury, Remora, & Valkyrn
This installment of Future Armada brings you a sampling of ships to fit a variety of situations. These three vessels cover a broad spectrum of styles, tech levels, challenge, and morality. So whatever your needs, you'll be able to find something in this trio.
First,... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs VANGUARD STATIONSecurity Outpost
This Vigilance-class listening post was designed as a deep-space station that could serve a variety of functions. The small, PL-7 outpost is just over 160 feet tall and houses a permanent crew of 10. There are also barracks and facilities provided for 16 additional personnel... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs EXETER Tramp Freighter
NOTE: An updated and expanded version of this ship is available in the Armada Codex issue "Exeter B". That product can fully replace this one.
Exeter is a family owned and operated tramp freighter that has been in service for more than 50 years. Designed by the... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs JO LYNNTransport
Jo Lynn is an old Clydesdale-class gunboat that has been refitted for civilian service. During the border wars of the last decade these sturdy vessels were a common sight above the battlefield, quickly moving troops, supplies, and firepower to where it was most needed. Though they perform... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs MIDGART VARIANTS
The Midgard Variants are a trio of new ships produced by Midgard Shipyards. These progress-level seven designs are based on alien specifications recently discovered in the ancient ruins of a sunken city. While fully capable of operation in deep space, these vessels also function at full capacity while... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs WAYFARERScout Ship
Wayfarer is a state of the art Seeker-class scout ship - a reconnaissance and surveillance vessel built for long range operations. It is designed to be operated by either a single pilot or pilot/co-pilot team, though a 4-6 person variant is provided. This small vessel is approximately... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs VENTURE Free Trader
Venture is a Privateer-class light freighter designed to haul cargo or passengers. This class of vessel is easily modified and has proven very popular with independent traders (and smugglers) throughout known space. Like many independently-operated freighters, Venture has been modified... [click here for more]
FUTURE ARMADADeluxe Starship Designs MORNINGSTAR Heavy Corvette
The ConFed Starship Morningstar is a Fenris-class heavy corvette designed for extended patrol and escort duties. It often operates alone as police ship and border patrol vessel. A common sight in civilized space, this class of warship is occasionally refitted for civilian use.
This... [click here for more]
This project presents the Praetorian-class patrol boat. Based on the old Grendel-class transport, this version is larger, heavily armed, and well equipped for exploration and combat. The ship has seven individual cabins plus eight more bunks divided between a pair of dorms or barracks. This allows for a standard crew of 4 to 7 plus a contingent of marines,... [click here for more]
The Hikari class general transport is a rugged and affordable entry-level ship for aspiring captains. Though they are produced and sold by the Sendai Corporation (a front for the notorious House Suyama crime family), the ships are legal and a good value - just be careful if the salesman offers financing at rates that sound too good to be true.
The Hikari... [click here for more]
The latest addition to the “Wolves of Albion” line is the Jinda Wolf class of corvettes - small, sleek warships designed for patrol and escort duties. The Jinda Wolves are well armed and armored for ships of their size. In addition to half a dozen turrets, each has two pairs of heavier fixed-forward guns plus a weapons bay full of either anti-ship missiles... [click here for more]
“Omega-Zed” is a salvaged and rebuilt Lelantos-Omega class ship; originally designed for the ConFederation military but now used by slavers to hunt and transport anyone unlucky enough to cross their path. The original Omega is a variant of the Lelantos-Alpha first seen in the “Talon” issue of Future Armada. The Omega is a wingless version designed as a... [click here for more]
The “Arikara” variant is an unregistered modification of the popular Tomahawk-class armed courier (from the Lakota issue of Future Armada). This custom build was cobbled together by the Raevyn Marauders - a loose syndicate of raiders, pirates, and scavengers. The plans have been shared amongst the clans and so the sight of an approaching Arikara is cause for... [click here for more]
Incorporating hybrid Cyntek systems, the Yoshida-class was built as a long-range stealth and reconnaissance vessel - designed to operate deep behind enemy lines. It is equipped like a bomber or missile boat but can carry spy drones and other specialty ordnance in addition to warheads and biologicals. She supports a crew of six as well as a stealth-enabled shuttle... [click here for more]
“Ziyad” is a multi-function military ship derived from the Seraphim-class escort frigate. She is the first of her kind and so the line as a whole is also known as the Ziyad-class. They were jointly designed and deployed after the end of the Nexan War, when old Earth and the TerraNovan Theocracy united against the Umbral Empire. As with many “new” designs... [click here for more]
Exeter BTramp Freighter / Troop Transport
Exeter is a rugged, Durance-class cargo ship that supports a crew of 4 to 8. She comes with a shuttle as well as a all-terrain buggy; is well armed for when things get rough, and carries a complement of escape pods as a last resort. With a spacious cargo bay and a 10-cabin passenger deck, this ship has something for everyone and room to... [click here for more]
Years ago, Project Quicksilver developed the Mercury prototype as part of a Human/Cyntek joint venture to blend the best technologies of both nations. The result was an elegant ship with impressive abilities, but one within which most human crew were not comfortable. Recently the engineers of the New Albion Shipyards were given the task of “humanizing” the... [click here for more]
0 HR: Fantasy CartographyDemon Delve Cavern
In the heart of the wastelands, surrounded by steaming pools of foul water and broken mountains that rumble in their sleep, lie the ruins of a dark sepulcher never completed. Dug into the raw stone of a towering cliff, the first chambers were barely hewn when something ancient and evil awoke within the depths. Now the temple stands abandoned... [click here for more]