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The [[Thraddash]] [[Torch]] is the pride and joy of Thraddash Culture Nineteen.  It is very small, but its maneuverability and its powerful afterburners make it a serious contender even against large ships.
 
  
==Navigation==
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[[Image:Notext_VR_torch.png‎|thumb|306px|Fan-made image by VileRancour.]]
The Torch is a small, somewhat slow ship with excellent maneuverability and acceleration.
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The [[Thraddash]] '''Torch''' is the pride and joy of Thraddash Culture Nineteen.  It is very small, but its maneuverability and its powerful afterburners make it a serious contender even against AI-controlled large ships.
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==Propulsion==
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The Torch has decent maneuverability and acceleration, but low conventional top speed. Its alternate propulsion system allows the Torch to travel at blinding speed.
  
 
==Armament==
 
==Armament==
 
===Primary===
 
===Primary===
The Torch's main weapon is the medium-range Mark-VI blaster. Its four-megawatt energy discharge is pretty weak, but it does have some suprising characteristics, such as resistance to the [[Earthling]] [[Cruiser]]'s point-defense lasers, and the [[Umgah]] [[Drone]]'s anti-matter cone.  In the right hands, it can be an incredibly effective weapon.
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The Torch's main weapon is the medium-range Mark-VI blaster. Its four-megawatt energy discharge is pretty weak, killing only one crew per shot, but it does have some surprising characteristics, such as resistance to the [[Earthling]] [[Cruiser]]'s point-defense lasers, and the [[Umgah]] [[Drone]]'s anti-matter cone.   
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In the right hands, it can be a quite effective weapon.
  
 
===Secondary===
 
===Secondary===
The [[Reeunk]] Afterburner accelerates the Torch to incredible speeds and leaves in its wake a fiery trail of ionized plasma that, while still hot, can cripple enemy ships in seconds should one be following too closely. It is so useful in an offensive capacity that most Thraddash pilots consider it to be the primary weapon on the Torch.
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The secondary 'weapon' of the Torch isn't truly a weapon, but a secondary propulsion system known as the [[Reeunk]] Afterburner.  The Reeunk afterburner accelerates the Torch to incredible speeds and leaves in its wake a fiery trail of ionized plasma that, while still hot, can cripple enemy ships in seconds should one be following too closely. Each of these fiery balls of plasma kills two crew members when struck, though the Torch is unaffected and will pass through the trail unharmed. It is so useful in an offensive capacity that most Thraddash pilots consider it to be the primary weapon on the Torch. However, human-controlled opponents will generally avoid the trail, thus transforming it into a simple evasion ability.
  
The Reeunk Afterburner is a relatively recent addition to the Torch.  Earlier revisions of this ship were armed only with the Mark-VI Blaster and therefore deemed too ineffective for combat by the [[Kzer-Za|Ur-Quan]].  Once they became [[Battle Thrall]]s, the Thraddash were ordered to "guard the rear" by staying in their home territory.  Now that their ships have been improved, the Thraddash would love nothing more than to try them out against another race and thus prove their worth to the Ur-Quan.
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The Reeunk Afterburner is a relatively recent addition to the Torch.  Earlier revisions of this ship were armed only with the Mark-VI Blaster and therefore deemed too ineffective for combat by the [[Ur-Quan Kzer-Za|Ur-Quan]].  Once they became [[Battle Thrall]]s, the Thraddash were ordered to "guard the rear" by staying in their home territory.  Now that their ships have been improved, the Thraddash would love nothing more than to try them out against another race and thus prove their worth to the Ur-Quan.
  
 
==Tactical Overview==
 
==Tactical Overview==
The most popular tactic employed with this ship is to "cast a net" with the afterburners such that the enemy ship flies into it and takes damage. Against large capital ships, this is no problem, but against more maneuverable ships, luring them near a gravity well might be required first.
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The most popular tactic employed with this ship against the AI is to "cast a net" with the afterburners such that the enemy ship flies into it and takes damage. Against large capital ships, this is no problem, but against more maneuverable ships, luring them near a gravity well might be required first.
  
The strategy against the Earthling Cruiser is quite straightforward: close in quickly, and pound incessantly it with the blaster.  Point-defense laser is useless against it, and if you keep your distance you can dodge the return fire from the Cruiser quite easily.
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==Known Ships==
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*[[Hot Pulsing Thrusters]]
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*[[Blazing Guns of Glory]]
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*[[Overwhelmer]]
  
The Torch is most useful against the Space Probes in single player. Wait for the Probe to get close, then activate the afterburner, the AI should cause it to follow resulting in it taking maximum damage and exploding. Using this technique, it's possible to get ally with the Thraddash early, and then by using their ships build up RU simply by hunting probes.
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[[Category:Ships]]
 
[[Category:Ships]]
 
[[Category:Thraddash]]
 
[[Category:Thraddash]]

Latest revision as of 02:33, 26 May 2010


Fan-made image by VileRancour.

The Thraddash Torch is the pride and joy of Thraddash Culture Nineteen. It is very small, but its maneuverability and its powerful afterburners make it a serious contender even against AI-controlled large ships.

Propulsion[edit]

The Torch has decent maneuverability and acceleration, but low conventional top speed. Its alternate propulsion system allows the Torch to travel at blinding speed.

Armament[edit]

Primary[edit]

The Torch's main weapon is the medium-range Mark-VI blaster. Its four-megawatt energy discharge is pretty weak, killing only one crew per shot, but it does have some surprising characteristics, such as resistance to the Earthling Cruiser's point-defense lasers, and the Umgah Drone's anti-matter cone. In the right hands, it can be a quite effective weapon.

Secondary[edit]

The secondary 'weapon' of the Torch isn't truly a weapon, but a secondary propulsion system known as the Reeunk Afterburner. The Reeunk afterburner accelerates the Torch to incredible speeds and leaves in its wake a fiery trail of ionized plasma that, while still hot, can cripple enemy ships in seconds should one be following too closely. Each of these fiery balls of plasma kills two crew members when struck, though the Torch is unaffected and will pass through the trail unharmed. It is so useful in an offensive capacity that most Thraddash pilots consider it to be the primary weapon on the Torch. However, human-controlled opponents will generally avoid the trail, thus transforming it into a simple evasion ability.

The Reeunk Afterburner is a relatively recent addition to the Torch. Earlier revisions of this ship were armed only with the Mark-VI Blaster and therefore deemed too ineffective for combat by the Ur-Quan. Once they became Battle Thralls, the Thraddash were ordered to "guard the rear" by staying in their home territory. Now that their ships have been improved, the Thraddash would love nothing more than to try them out against another race and thus prove their worth to the Ur-Quan.

Tactical Overview[edit]

The most popular tactic employed with this ship against the AI is to "cast a net" with the afterburners such that the enemy ship flies into it and takes damage. Against large capital ships, this is no problem, but against more maneuverable ships, luring them near a gravity well might be required first.

Known Ships[edit]

Torch icon.png
3DO Thraddash Torch
Basic stats
Crew: 8 Value: 10 pts
Battery: 24 Batt. Regeneration: 0.142 units/frame
Armament
Primary: Mark VI Blaster Secondary: Reeunk Afterburner
Refire delay: 12 frames Refire delay: 0 frames
Energy use: 2 units Energy use: 1 units
Propulsion
Max speed: 28 world units/frame Turn rate: 0.5 facings/frame
Acceleration: 7 units/frame Mass: 7