The Maelstrom Mod introduces three new races to the Sins of a Solar Empire Universe. They are independent of the original races and have unique strengths and weaknesses. Maelstrom is available Rebellion, Diplomacy, Entrenchment and Original Sins.
Good mod but, crashes to an unacceptable extent. -5 for just that, because a game is not worth playing if it's not stable.
The models are not that unique either, they're cut and pasted ships from SOASE original game.
What makes this mod different is the fame play styles that it encourages.
I love this Mod, since version 4. But we need to fix the Trade Alliance Hanger Defense squadron increase research. When you perform research to increase the max squadrons from 4 using the research under 'Munitions'. The research does nothing right now. I love this mod, both expanded and vanilla.