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The following information has not been confirmed by Volition
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.

Andraste Strike Cruiser.


Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description

The Andraste was first sighted by reconnaisance probes in the Kuiper Belt during the civil war in Sol. Her hull geometry and scan signature led Third Fleet operators to believe that the Gaian Effort had somehow managed to procure an Alliance Hyperion cruiser. Subsequent scan data of this vessel clarified the ship's true form and capabilities.

The cruiser-sized Andraste is the meridian of Gaian Effort ingenuity in adversity. A fast and well-armed vessel, her design combines the powerful engine array of a Federation light frigate with the hull and reactor of an Alliance cruiser, utilising Effort weapons technology - nuclear-tipped slug drivers, plasma turrets and heavy fusion missiles. Like most major Gaian Effort assets she is equipped with highly sensitive subspace sensors to allow safe navigation of the remote Kuiper Belt reaches.

Only one vessel of this type has been encountered so far, under the flag of Shepherd Iseult Vass of Greenfly Cell. It is unknown whether more of these ships exist - Federation Intelligence believes that this particular vessel was salvaged from derelict hulls and incrementally upgraded rather than designed and built indigenously.

Developer Notes

  • Model by Starbug
  • Conversion and Textures by Darius

Name Origin

Andraste, also known as Andrasta or Andred, was an Icenic war goddess invoked by Boudica in her fight against the Roman occupation of Britain in AD 60.



Name Andraste
Type Cruiser
Manufacturer Gaian Effort
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 80.0, 80.0, 80.0 s
Max Velocity 45 ms-1
Hitpoints 39 000 pts
Length 600 m
Width 175 m
Height 150 m
Turrets 12 turrets

Name URCv Excursor
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 80 - 80 - 80 s
Max Velocity 45 (80) ms-1
Hitpoints 39000 pts
Length 599.87 m
Width 174.14 m
Height 148.88 m
Turrets 16 turrets


  • Andraste
Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
Fusion Mortar 4
Firestorm 4
UEF Medium Turret 4

  • URCv Excursor
Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
CW88mm-PLC 7
CW88mm-PLCl 1
CmnWlth PDTurret 4
88mm Arclite cannon 2
Harrier 2


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