A Halo mod for the critically acclaimed Sins of a Solar Empire, that aims to capture the fast paced intensity of the Halo series.

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RSS Marathon-class Heavy Cruiser (view original)
Marathon-class Heavy Cruiser
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Blue199
Blue199

It fled as we set fire to their planet.

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

Wrong ship.

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Guest
Guest

right cutscene though

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flavivsaetivs
flavivsaetivs

I mean... technically it is the right ship considering they used a Marathon model in the original.

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Blue199
Blue199

precisely.

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george76
george76

"The Ocean days...are over." I love this quote from this ship, great jobs guys can't wait for 0.88.8.

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Unikraken Author
Unikraken

"The Halcyon days are over" is the line. It's a reference to the ship replacing Halcyon-class Light Cruisers in the fleet.

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noodlezombie
noodlezombie

When you really think about it, nothing about this really makes sense. Why would a heavy cruiser replace a light cruiser? They have completely different roles. Wouldn't it be more logical for it to replace an older heavy cruiser?

And for that matter, why is the Halcyon a light cruiser in the first place? It's described as being slow, and its biggest defining feature is how overbuilt and durable it is, neither of which (slow and tough) are attributes of a light cruiser.

Maybe the UNSC designates cruiser classes based only around the weight of their armament, or maybe the Halcyon started as a heavy cruiser but was retroactively redesignated a light cruiser after subsequent designs completely eclipsed it.

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BankHeadBoy
BankHeadBoy

I believe it's because of the size of the Halcyon-class, as it's said to be the smallest ship structured and designated as a cruiser in the UNSC fleet.

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07_Contrite_Witness
07_Contrite_Witness

No, because both the Marathon- and Halcyon-classes are too similar in terms of dimensions and mass. Otherwise, it'd be a matter of a couple of metres.

Even at the time the Halcyon was considered underarmed, and even if we leave out Cortana's description of them, they still fall far short of ships that were all in service by then (the Punic-class supercarrier, Valiant-class cruiser, and even the UNSC Gorgon all had better armaments). I guess the light and heavy designators are based solely on firepower, but that doesn't really explain why the Halcyon lacks much of it at all.

Really, it's not the only example. The Covenant's classifications are particularly stuffed up as well (CRS is a cruiser? Really?).

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This model is in the public build of the mod, 0.88.8, but for some reason, the renders were never posted for this ship so here they are!

Created by Malcontent1692.

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