While the Frontline Squadrons of the Crown Navy are used to going toe-to-toe with enemy fleets, the Support Squadrons serve a range of unique roles to aid and assist the fleet as a whole to complete their missions. The Hotspur Support Carriers add additional fighter Support. It is common for Hotspur captains to drive their ships at full speed towards the enemy, hoping that their large engines give their Defiant strike fighters an optimal launch position. The Agincourt Bombardment Cruisers are armed with the dreaded Taranis Naval Mortar, capable of hurling all manner of projectiles up to a range of over fifteen miles.
The Athelstan Flak cruiser provides a screen of anti-aircraft fire to ensure that the Defiant Squadrons hit their targets and to defend the decks of the Crown vessels. A Squadron of Athelstan’s was used on the Thames to celebrate the Queen’s Pearl Jubilee, firing magnesium pyrotechnics above the city to mark the occasion.
The Excalibur Heavy Destroyers are also typically found with the Victory class or other capital ships. Their role is to deter smaller attack vessels from swarming the immense Carrier as well as other large command vessels.
The British Crown Support Squadrons kit builds eight multi-part plastic miniatures;
- 2x Agincourt Cruisers
- Each Cruiser can alternatively be built as either Athelstan or Hotspur Class
- 4x Excalibur Heavy Destroyers
- 2x Morgana Submarines
- 2x SRS Tokens
- Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required.
- Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Dystopian Wars website.