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Light Frigate

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 dubbed the V1 and V2.

Version 1 is laid out horizontally, using anti-grav technology to make “down” a constant 1 G towards the belly of the ship. The three long decks are laid out like a large aircraft or boat. The Cervantes-V1 has landing skids on its ventral side and uses gravitic technology - plus some vectored thrust assistance - for smooth VTOL operations.

The second version of Cervantes is built vertically and relies on thrust to approximate gravity so “down” is towards the back of the ship - and only present at all when changing speed. This one is a tail lander and has long, extendable struts to set down upon - though these are hidden out of sight otherwise. The V2 has eight smaller decks, laid out like the levels of a building.


Both layouts have bunks for 16 or 24 crew members (depending on whether you consider them as double or triple-stacked) plus three or four officers. Both also feature retractable point-defense-guns, a missile launcher, and an optional rail gun.

The Cervantes package contains three highly detailed, layered PDF files:

• Main Book
   - 19 page PDF file detailing the interior areas of the ships.
   - Contains 3D rendered scenes as well as orthographic views.
   - Includes system independent statistics designed for easy adaptation to your game of choice.
   - Background, art, and text are on different layers for custom display and printing.

• Map Pages
   - 24 page PDF file containing complete interior maps and instructions for assembly.
   - Miniature-scale maps for tactical combat with an optional 1 inch = 5 ft grid.
   - Divided into pages for easy printing in full color or printer-friendly black and white.
   - Selectable layers include: grid, black & white version, and optional cargo.

• Uncut Map Images
   - Two PDF files containing large, uncut images of the deckplans for the ships.
   - Includes a 23x33 inch image of the V1 and a 25x35 image of the V2.
   - Select either a light or dark background (for printing or projection/display).
   - Includes layers for grid, black & white version, optional cargo, and background choice.
   - Flat jpeg images, grid-aligned, on a dark background are also provided for use on screen.

Sample documents and art are available at

Thank you for looking over Cervantes. I hope that either, or both, versions can be of service to you!

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Justin S January 02, 2023 2:08 am UTC
Great map! I would love more of these as well.
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Richard W March 14, 2022 5:02 am UTC
Would really love more "vertical" deckplans like this. This is by far my favorite deckplan of all time.
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James V March 13, 2020 11:03 pm UTC
A most excellent tribute to a most excellent inspiration. Thank you!
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kristiaan L July 01, 2022 5:52 pm UTC
What is the inspiration for it? I was thinking it resembled a Star Frontiers frigate?
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Ryan W July 02, 2022 4:24 pm UTC
Cervantes is very much inspired by the Rocinante from TV version of "The Expanse" series.

In fact, the name Rocinante is taken from the novel "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes. My most recent project features another ship inspired by the show. My Morgana-class torpedo boat is similar to the Morrigan MCRN patrol ships. These get a lot less screen time than the Roci but are another beautiful design.
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kristiaan L July 09, 2022 6:30 am UTC
Thank you
Love these ships!
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Heinz K March 13, 2020 8:54 am UTC
Beautiful as usual, while also preserving the charme of the inspiration. 10/10, would salvage from a doomed flagship again.
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