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Assault Troop Carriers

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This article describes the ship module used for transporting troops for planetary combat. For general movement of colonists, see Personnel Transport. For colonizing unclaimed planets, see Colonization Module.

Assault Troop Carriers are a type of ship module that are exclusive to Frigate, Corvette and Cruiser-class ships. Players do not start with the ability to construct them; the required technology is part of the Shipbuilding tech tree.

As the name suggests, each Carrier module holds a number of Assault Troops, which can be used to raid or conquer a planet held by another player. The total amount of Assault Troops in all modules across a fleet is combined to determine the outcome of an attack. The carrier must be loaded using colonists from the population of a planet under the player's control, upon which they will automatically be converted to Assault Troops. If set back down on one of the player's planets, they will become ordinary colonists again. In theory, a player could use these Carriers to transport colonists between worlds in their empire, but each Carrier has only 50% of the capacity of the comparable Personnel Transport module, so are not optimal for this purpose.

Assault Troop Carriers are one of the few ship modules in the game to increase the total build time of a ship design incorporating them.

Stats

ImageNameResearchSizeCapacityFaCreditsBuild
Small Assault Troop CarrierAssault Drop CapsulesS2,0005075060
Medium Assault Troop CarrierAssault Drop CapsulesM6,0001502,250180
Large Assault Troop CarrierAssault Drop CapsulesL14,0003505,250480

Definitions

  • Research: the technology that must be researched to unlock this item for use
  • Size: Small, Medium or Large
  • Capacity: how many assault troops can be carried
  • Fa (Farsu): cost in farsu (added to ship total farsu cost)
  • Credits: cost in credits (added to ship total credit cost)
  • Build: build time in seconds (added to ship total build time)