Athena Class Battleship
From Starfleet Commander
Lacking a hydrogen requirement, the Athena Class is one of the most cheapest heavy ships in the game. It comprises the backbone of many large fleets. With its 1000-res cargo capacity, in large numbers it can sometimes obviate the need for any cargo ships.
It lacks rapid fire abilities against combat ships. While the Athena Class nominally hits 2x as hard as a Hades Class, this lack of RF make it notably inferior in many situations. In addition, it makes some situations better handled by other ships -- If the opposition has a giant fleet of Artemis Class ships, Poseidon Class would be a better choice. Against a defender with lots of Missile batteries and Laser Cannons, the Ares Class would be preferred. So while the Athena Class hits hard in combat, its limited rapid fire reduces its utility substantially. It also has a very high fuel consumption rating, making it very expensive in hydro to operate, somewhat counterbalancing its cheap "up front" cost in hydro.
While faster than the Ares Class, its hull and shield rating is lower, though both weapons ratings for the ships are equal. It may have to take a ratio of 2:1 of Athena to Ares to take out an Ares, though this is offset between players based on their Tech Levels.
The word NOSTROMOS on the side of the Athena Class may be a reference to the commercial towing craft "Nostromo" in Ridley Scott's Alien.
Ships in Starfleet Commander
|Other Utility Ships||
Dionysus Class Recycler - Gaia Class Colony Ship - Genesis Class Solar Satellite
Helios Class Solar Satellite - Hermes Class Probe - Shadow Probe - Triton Class Recycler - Zagreus Class Recycler
|Transports||Atlas Class Cargo - Carmanor Class Cargo - Charon Class Transport - Hercules Class Cargo|
|Starfighters||Artemis Class Fighter - Apollo Class Fighter - Empusa Class Fighter - Erebus Class Fighter - Magnon Class Fighter - Mantus Class Fighter - Vortex Class Fighter|
|Light Capital Warships||Cirrus Class Cruiser - Curetes Class Cruiser - Poseidon Class Cruiser - Typhon Class Cruiser|
|Medium Capital Warships||Athena Class Battleship - Hades Class Battleship - Moros Class Battleship|
|Heavy Capital Warships||Prometheus Class Destroyer - Thanatos Class Destroyer|
|Other Warships||Ares Class Bomber - Hephaestus Class Attack Platform - Pallas Class Bomber - Zeus Class|
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