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The Bastion is a Battlecruiser with lots of Turret firepower and health.

   

Description

The Bastion is a heavy Battlecruiser that focuses on Turret firepower. Its main body features two large protruding thrusters and an elevated cockpit area with a rounded window. This ship's relatively high turret count makes it effective against smaller ships up through ships of its own class.

Interior

Once entering the Bastion, you will see a small teleporter and a door. Stepping on the teleporter will take you to the bridge, and there will be a small room in front of you. You will see a map and three chairs. Next to the teleporter that would take you to the bridge, there is a door that leads to a small room with four beds, a desk with a gnome on it, and a chair.

Advantages

  • High Turret firepower.
  • Has no blind spots.
  • Very high health.
  • Balanced weapons.
  • Has a large cargo hold for a Battlecruiser.
  • Good for PVP due to its mix of kinetic and energy weapons.
  • One of cheapest Battlecruisers.
  • Good for getting rid of Aliens.

Disadvantages

  • Low mobility for its class.
  • Lacks Spinal weapons.
  • Somewhat vulnerable bottom (Has 2 Light Gatlings, decent against hull, but they can't do much damage to shields).
  • Easily out-gunned by larger and more heavily armed ships.
  • Due to the way the ship is shaped you have to turn it to get it out of dock which can give time to enemy ships to do damage.

Strategy

  • A good ship for beginners as the Lasers deal much of the damage for while teaching the tactics required for low speed capital ships.
  • Performs well as a support ship in sieges as it has many small turrets to destroy incoming small ships.
  • Best used for attacking ships below its size, as it has trouble with ships of same class due to its inferior mobility causing it to be unable to escape easily.
  • Against battlecruisers, exploiting blindspots are your best bet against them.

Version History

  • In a older version it used to have a massive explosion upon death, which easily damaged nearby ships and destroyed base Turrets. This has since been fixed.
  • Buffed in .64d to gain another Medium Laser and 100 more health in each stat.

Trivia

  • Named after a defensive architectural design built into medieval European castles. A Bastion protruded from a castle's walls, allowing defenders to attack from all angles.
  • The Bastion is one of the most used ships in Galaxy Arcade.
  • The Bastion has an easter egg that includes a Gnome on a desk with a few pieces of blank paper.
  • For a period of time the Bastion could not move or dock. The whole situation started with the gnome's hat falling off and preventing the ship from moving.
    Gnome
  • The console on the right has some memes like the illuminati triangle on it.
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