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|Engines||4 x L|
|Build time (secs)||27,360|
The October is a frigate hull that has less firepower than a typical destroyer but allows the installation of modules for troop transfer. Adapted from In-Game Description
The October is the Tier 1 Frigate hull of The People's Realm.
Overview & Strategy
With a Flag level of seven and a reasonably fast (for PR) construction time, the October hull can make a good early-game flagship, and with six Weapon hard points, it has superb firepower for a Tier 1 hull. Frigates are the base chassis for a few select roles, most notably planetary raiding. However, carrying both troops and cargo is something the October does not really have the capacity for, sporting only 2 Medium and 4 Small General slots. The Tier 2 Izzvil is better for this role. Alternatively, Freighters might be considered to support raiding frigates.
Despite this, the October has a few niches to fill. Its weapon load-out is similar to the Stallion destroyer, but the October relies primarily on Small weapons, which are easier for a new player to unlock. Compared to the destroyer, the October is both cheaper and faster to build, and is more fuel-efficient, making it a better choice for convoy escort between systems. This allows the PR player to free up their powerful destroyers to serve in dedicated combat formations. In the mid-to-late game, making several of these as swift replacements for lost Stallions can help rebuild a fleet caught in a war.
When considering ship builds, the October's limited equipment space means it is difficult to mount enough generators to power both energy weapons and a Shield module. Instead, Kinetic cannons can be considered.
An October frigate leads a convoy of three Zarion freighters across interstellar space.