UEC Sanctus

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The UEC Sanctus

Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description

The Sanctus occupies a tactical space between the Karuna frigates and the old GTA Great War-era cruisers. The UEF military officially designates the Sanctus as a next-generation cruiser, though the ship's dimensions approach those of the Vasudan Sobek class corvette. The cruiser was designed with the Federation's philosophy of generalisation in mind, and as such has enough cargo space to serve as a military freighter and transport while still performing adequately as a warship. Although numerous and tactically flexible, the Sanctus is so broadly deployed that casualties are simply inevitable.

Developer Notes


Name Origin

Meaning: Holy (masculine form)
Language: Latin
Alternate spellings: Unknown

Unlike most ship names, Sanctus doesn't refer to any mythological character. It's just the masculine form of Holy.



Name UEC Sanctus
Type Cruiser
Manufacturer Han-Ronald Corporation
Max Velocity 40 ms-1
Hitpoints 67 000 pts
Turrets 17 turrets


Default Statistics
Turret Type Amount
Warhammer 2
Burst Flak 2
Point Defense Turret 2
UEF Heavy Turret 2
Mass Driver 3
UEF Medium Turret 4
Gauss Cannon 2

Veteran Comments

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The Sanctus is the most numerous of the UEF's versatile and beautiful capital ships. To compensate for its lack of beam weapons and relatively light railgun armament, the Sanctus mounts a pair of four-tube torpedo launchers that a)look incredibly cool and b) allow it to serve as a close-range, formation-disrupting combatant. It may not have much punch, but it can force a GTVA gunline to turn off and deal with a new threat.

The Santcus will get murdered at range by beam-armed combatants. Its antifighter defenses are, relatively speaking, numerous, and it is a veritable fortress except from the fore against bombs.