A personal pet project, the Repair Ship for my UCM Fleet was inspired by a number of source, most notably the Fast Fleet Auxiliaries from the Lost Fleet series of science-fiction books. I had also enjoyed working on repair ships for Dystopian Wars, so it made sense to work on a conversion for Dropfleet.
In the build-up to our Dropfleet Commander tournament, I realised that we would need a number of space stations. I had only built one and Adam two, leaving us short. The Repair Ship was hurried into production and painted up to feature on the board as a makeshift space station.
I doubt I will use this vessel in any serious games, but as a private piece, an objective or just a terrain marker it works well. I enjoyed working on it so much, in fact, that I am planning a second! Soon enough a whole fleet of non-military and civilian vessels will run alongside Battlefleet Carthage.
|The Titan, Repair Ship for Battlefleet Carthage|
|The various pieces of the ship are almost entirely from Dropfleet Commander, aside from the engines. These are taken from a Japanese vessel (???) from the Full Thrust space game|
|The ship is accompanied by an escort tender, floating above the main vessel. This is constructed from spare pieces from the Frigate sprue|
|The Space Station kit provides a lot of other pieces to differentiate the ship from other UCM vessels|
|The Repair Ship runs alongside the rest of the fleet, ready to assist the ongoing campaign|
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