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The Iceni were a tribe of Celtic people who lived in what is now the county of Norfolk in Great Britain. They rebelled against British rule under their queen, Boadicea.
 
The Iceni were a tribe of Celtic people who lived in what is now the county of Norfolk in Great Britain. They rebelled against British rule under their queen, Boadicea.
  

Revision as of 15:40, 28 October 2007

The NTF Iceni is the command frigate of the Neo-Terran Front, built under Admiral Bosch's direction at the Freedom shipyards in Polaris, captured by the Neo-Terran Front at the start of their rebellion. With over two dozen turrets and a sheath of ultra-dense depleted uranium shielding around its subsystems, the Iceni is an extremely tough nut to crack. With Bosch on board, providing tactical guidance, the Iceni is the equal of any GTVA battle group. Intelligence believes the ship was custom-designed for a secret NTF project.





The Iceni is one of the unique designs in Terran history. Build as the NTF's command frigate at the Freedom shipyards in Polaris, the Iceni was built to help facilitate the completion of Admiral Bosch's ETAK project. The frigate possessed superior firepower, armour and speed to the smaller Deimos-class corvettes. From the moment the Iceni was first encountered in the Deneb system to the nebula beyond the Knossos subspace portal in Gamma Draconis, the Iceni was subject to continuous attacks by Allied forces, none which managed to destroy her. It was later revealed that this was mostly intentional, as Allied Command wished to acquire the ETAK technology. The end of the Iceni came in the nebula during a rendezvous between the Iceni and the Shivans. Intending for his followers to board Shivan transports to the unknown, Bosch activated the Iceni's self-destruct system. Allied forces managed to retrieve the specifications of the ETAK device just before the self-destruct system activated. The rumours of further Iceni-class frigates have yet to be substanciated. No evidence exists suggesting any more ships of the type were completed although it is likely that Alliance is now in possession of the vessels blueprints and would be able to replicate it should it be required.


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File:Iceni320x240.jpg
The NTF Iceni


Description:

FS2 Tech Room Description

The Iceni is the NTF command frigate, built under Admiral Bosch's direction at the Freedom shipyards in Polaris, captured by the Neo-Terran Front at the start of their rebellion. With over two dozen turrets and a sheath of ultra-dense depleted uranium shielding around its subsystems, the Iceni is an extremely tough nut to crack. With Bosch on board, providing tactical guidance, the Iceni is the equal of any GTVA battle group. Intelligence believes the ship was custom-designed for a secret NTF project.

Developer Notes

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Name Origin

The Iceni were a tribe of Celtic people who lived in what is now the county of Norfolk in Great Britain. They rebelled against British rule under their queen, Boadicea.

Performance:

Statistics

Type Frigate
Manufacturer Freedom Shipyards
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 35.0 s
Max Velocity N/A ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor 90 000
Hitpoints N/A
Shields 998
Length {{{10}}} m


Armaments

Freespace 2
Turret Type Amount
Terran Turret 9
Terran Huge Turret 7
Standard Flak 2
MX-52 2
Piranha 2
Big Green Beam 3

Veteran Comments

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The Iceni has decidedly FS1-era anti-fighter armament, but if your capital ship approaches from the right side, prepare for a severe beatdown as it cuts loose with paired BGreens. The Iceni is capable of tearing a Deimos or Sobek to shreds, so while it may be corvette-sized, it is destroyer-armed.


The Iceni is in a class of its own. It has slightly better armour than any other corvette, nearing that of a destroyer, and is a very speedy for a vessel its size. It has massive primary firepower in the form of 3 BGreens, but lacks an anti-fighter capability. And despite its three beam cannons, an Orion would have it for lunch. The main reason why this vessel was built IMO was to quickly reach the nebula and fend off most threats blocking the way. It was designed to be able to get to jump nodes ASAP and with minimal damage, and redundant engine subsystems help accomplish that.


However, its anti-fighter capability is noticeably less than that of the GTCv Deimos or even the GVCv Sobek


While one would say from the Table files that the Iceni has FS1 anti-fighter arnament, in the SOC-loop mission "Rebels and Renegades", the Iceni is seen using both Flak and Anti-fighter beams.