Fight a massive deep space war and participate in the destruction of capital ships in this innovative blend of FPS and space combat. Bomb important systems, escort a squad of marines to cause damage from the inside. Watch as railguns fire projectiles the size of buses at the enemy hull. Fight with many futuristic weapons including a flamethrower and remote controlled SMG.

Report article RSS Feed Eternal Silence 3.0 Feature: NGM Corvettes

This week we're showing off one of our new features: Corvettes. The focus will be on the NGM fleets, which can be seen in these fine in-game shots.

Posted by qdog on Jan 18th, 2008

Corvettes are the bread and butter of any fleet. While large capital ships are difficult to build and maintain, a fleet of corvettes can be kept in working condition without much effort. The absence of a hangar on these fleet ships mean that they expend a lot less energy maintaining a forcefield to hold the atmosphere. Corvettes alone don't carry nearly as much firepower or armor as a capital ship, but an intact fleet of corvettes will nearly double the firepower available to a team.

NGM Corvettes on Aethra NGM Corvettes on Vertigo

Flak corvettes provide excellent fire support against tactical ships and incoming missiles. Flak is a surprisingly potent weapon in space, and these corvettes will tear up the hull of any fighter or bomber within close range. The only ship capable of putting up with flak is the gunship, with its heavily armoured hull. Bombers need to keep their distance from these ships and bomb them from afar.

Gunboats usually spearhead a fleet, and provide long range support. They fire powerful torpedoes which can penetrate the shields of any capital ship and deal a fatal payload directly to the hull. While all corvettes have offensive weaponry to be used against the enemy capital ship, the gunboat is the one that will be felt the most, especially when the shields are taken down.

Missile corvettes work similarly to flak corvettes in repelling tactical ships, but do so at a much longer range. Their pegasus missile turrets detect and shoot down enemy fighters and gunships up to a kilometer away. The fast-firing, slow-turning pegasus missile struggles however when a tactical ship gets in close.

A capital ship surrounded by corvettes is practically impossible to board, the powerful guns prevent any kind of large scale boarding attempt. This is why corvettes are priority targets at the start of any battle. In order to successfully board, the corvettes must first be taken care of. Fleet command is typically quick to respond to this type of action however, warping in new corvettes as quickly as possible to defend vulnerable installations and capital ships. Losing a few corvettes is pennies compared to losing an entire capital ship and it's crew.

Post comment Comments
OmeVince
OmeVince Jan 18 2008, 6:56am says:

Excellent stuff! :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
stenchy
stenchy Jan 18 2008, 7:36am says:

Those ships sure do look purdy!

Nice work guys!

+1 vote     reply to comment
VertigoSFX
VertigoSFX Jan 18 2008, 9:01am says:

Looks good guys, consider this mod watched :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
n0k
n0k Jan 18 2008, 2:15pm says:

I really liked this mod, downloaded while back but couldn't find too many servers :/! mod has great potential!

+1 vote     reply to comment
D3pth_Charge
D3pth_Charge Jan 18 2008, 3:13pm says:

Vastly improved graphics! Nice work!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Namron
Namron Jan 18 2008, 7:02pm says:

Yummy!

+1 vote     reply to comment
tr1ckst3r
tr1ckst3r Jan 18 2008, 11:46pm says:

looks awesome, but i was never a space arena type person

+1 vote     reply to comment
CitizenLand
CitizenLand Jan 19 2008, 5:51pm says:

I'm constantly amazed at the quality of work from this ambitious mod.

Great job guys. keep 'em coming.

+1 vote     reply to comment
potter_pot
potter_pot Jan 21 2008, 9:36am says:

Well in guys looks great. cant wait to see 3.0 in action

+1 vote     reply to comment
mattb
mattb Jan 23 2008, 5:42am says:

Amazing !

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Half-Life 2 Icon
Platform
Windows
Developer
Crankshaft Games
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Eternal-silence.net
Release Date
Released Sep 1, 2006
Mod Watch
Track this mod
News
Browse
News
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Mods
Eternal Silence (Half-Life 2)
Eternal Silence Half-Life 2 - Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Related Games
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Related Groups
Crankshaft Games
Crankshaft Games Developer & Publisher with 7 members