Last post of the ships that make up my newly painted Bastion fleet, this time a pair of Apocalypse Class Battleships, the Zurishaddai and the Ammishaddai. Both are very rare models now, and regularly go for stupid amounts on eBay, but I managed to snap up both of these for less then the original selling price.
“The Apocalypse class is an ancient design that is generally believed to have been the precursor of the Retribution class battleship millennia ago. The superior technologies used to construct the multiple lance turrets on the Apocalypse have now all but been forgotten and so the small number of examples of this ship can never be replaced.”
The Apocalypse is a particularly cool battleship with its fearsome lance batteries and distinctive prow, but is a little lacking in game. It has 6 lances on either side which is great, but even then the ship will struggle to knock down the shields on a regular cruiser. It really needs another ship to have knocked down the targets shields first and really benefits from the Lock-On special order which boosts its range from 30cm to 60cm for the cost of a blast marker.
Luckily in the Bastion fleet list I am planning pairing up a Vengeance Grand Cruiser and an Apocalypse Class Battleship seems to offer a good mix of 60cm weapons batteries and 60cm lances which should make it possible to talk about damaging / crippling important enemy ships from the first turn.
That brings this fleet series to an end, with only a few more all fleet pictures left to post up. I will add all of these to a page tab up at the top of the blog like I usually do, and please leave me a comment / feedback.