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Mantic: Choose Your Aramada Fleet – Dwarfs, Orcs, Basileans, or Empire of Dust

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Oct 6 2020
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More fleets have been added to Armada – who will you lead across the seas of Pannithor?

The Dwarfs Ironclad ships may be few in number, but they’re the toughest on the high seas. Built the meticulous precision of the Warsmiths and powered by steam they are armored with deadly, very accurate cannons. The operation of the ironclads is complex, so they are crewed entirely by Warsmiths and apprentices.

Dreadnought-Class Ironclad

In battle, Dreadnoughts plow full steam ahead into the enemy line, cannonballs ringing off their armored hulls as they turn their many gun turrets to bear on the foe. It is easy to see why the first Dreadnoughts were mistaken for gigantic sea monsters, and the devastation left in their wake only adds to their fearsome reputation.

Learn more about the Dwarfs’ tactics and fleet here.

 

The Ahmunite Empire’s battleships have hulls built from the bones of the Mighty Dead, decorated with the Jewels of Shobik and golden statues. The fleet, manned by tireless crews, strikes fear into those that see it.

Monoliths

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The Monoliths – largest of the Ahmunite Warships – carry a portion of Nehkesharr’s power. Through the great temple of Shobik built upon its stern, and the glimmering Jewels of Shobik embedded into the fabric of the vessel, these enormous galleys are true remnants of the necropolis-city – where a Monolith sails, Nehkesharr lives. Captained by no less than an Ahmunite prince, and carrying the power of an entire cabal of priests, Monoliths are a force to be reckoned with.

Learn more about the Empire of Dust’s tactics and fleet here.

 

The Orcs aren’t exactly a seafaring race and they’re not great boat builders – which is why their ships were built by Gadjits and a swarm of brow-beaten goblin workers – but if it looks like fun and they can crush the enemy in battle, they can’t say no. Their fleet may look like floating piles of wreckage, but they carry some nasty weapons.

Ripper Hulks

Captained by the highest-ranking Krudger in the fleet, their tactics are simple but effective. Any enemy vessel unfortunate enough to stray within reach may well find itself caught in the vice-like grip of an enormous grappling arm, which will hold onto its prey long enough for the Ax warriors to board it, shouting maniacally with the thrill of battle coursing through their veins. Any enemy vessel unfortunate enough to stray within reach may well find itself caught in the vice-like grip of an enormous grappling arm, which will hold onto its prey long enough for the Ax warriors to board it, shouting maniacally with the thrill of battle coursing through their veins.

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Learn more about the Orc’s tactics and fleet here.

Basilea posses what is likely the best human fleet in Pannithor. Their navy is much like their armies – they dedicate all they do to the gods. All you have to do is look at their ships’ designs to see that they are temples at sea. They have crisp white sails and sculpted prows that show their devotion to the Shining Ones – as you can see in this warship.

Elohi-Class Warships

Much like their namesakes, Elohi-class ships provide a light of hope in the darkest times. Upon the prow of each vessel is a heavenly beacon, whose blue flame burns for as long as the Elohi grace the Basilean fleet with their beatific presence. Only when the last Elohi falls in battle do the flames flicker and die – a very rare occurrence, for the angelic warriors of the Shining Ones are mighty indeed.

Learn more about Basilea’s tactics and fleet here.

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