Buttress

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Buttress
Buttress.png
General Info
Faction Onyx Watch
Corporation Lochforge Industrial Marine
Difficulty Easy
Type Ship
Campaign Battle Points 5
Volume in m³ 1,976
Spawn Chance 20% in OW
Top Speed in m/s 3
Additional Information
Armament Two CRAM-turrets
Armour metal, spaced




Lochforge Industrial Marine, seeing an opportunity to undercut their competition's success with the Telemachus and Parapet, created a cut-down version of the Bastion called the Buttress. It's unknown how the Buttress got its name, but rumours about the primary engineer constantly adding 'just one more thing' before its completion seem to be common.

Performance[edit | edit source]

One of the smallest ships in the Onyx Watch fleet. She reaches just 2.3m/s when in-play, the listed speed of 3m/s result of a hardcoded minimal speed for all vehicles. Uses unfused HE CRAMs.

If fighting her, speed is your friend - it will allow you to choose a range, and help avoiding the slow-flying CRAM-shells she will send your way. Surprisingly, she has armour comparable to her larger sister the Bastion. Notably, she has spaced metal armour, where most of the Bastion's armour is unspaced – this gives her superior protection against HEAT and HESH. An exception to this are the two ammo caches, which are located inside the spaced armour. Generating fragments inside the spacing could set the ammo there off, but she will likely remain combat-capable, due to having one ammo cache on each side.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The Parapet mentioned in the lore seems to have been removed from the Onyx Watch fleet.

Links[edit | edit source]

Forum-entry: https://forum.fromthedepthsgame.com/showthread.php?tid=5023