A mod that wants to keep the original FoC experience, just with improved graphics and higher funfactor, while adding a few units to keep it interesting.
Model and texture: Doci
Rerigged by me to fit with the rest of the mods style, fires, engine glows, shield mesh, all dat good stuff.
The Assault Frigate will take up a unique role that isn't really explored by mods in general: Tank.
Tank as in, the ship will have one turbolaser, two missile launchers, two shield generators, an engine hardpoint (very few ships have this), and 14 untargetable quad lasers. The weapons will do very little damage but the ships shields and armor are going to be extremely heavy, so heavy that an ISD will be able to pound on it for quite a while before the ship goes down.
From a gameplay perspective, this is the ship you can safely send head-first against the enemy fleet while your far more fragile and fast units (mc 30, corellian heavy gunship, other specialised hit-and-run ships) are safely behind this floating heap of durasteel, not taking damage.
This ship can occupy the enemy fleet for a bit while you do your micro intensive work, and since the Rebellion is a very micro-heavy faction, with lots of specialised fast but fragile ships, I felt like a unit like this would fit the faction very well.
So in short, very slow, doesn't do a lot of damage at all, but capable of taking extreme amounts of damage.
Thanks to Doci for his amazing work on the model and its texture, and for letting me use them!