Welcome to the vehicles page. Here you can view tank sprites for each faction as they become available along with descriptions of each tank’s background. Know thy tank; Know thyself.
The Sunean men and women who drive the decades-old LRV-30s are unusually fanatical, fearless, and perhaps maladjusted in comparison with the rest of their compatriots. They drive through and around hostile landing zones with nothing but the speed of their vehicle and their very wits protecting them from a stray tank round, guided missile or anti-armour laser. These drivers call their vehicles “Bloodhounds,” for while their primary goal is simply to locate and report on the presence of the enemy, they often revel in the fight itself, using the vehicle’s missile launcher to land hits on comparatively much larger foes. The Sunean military has made multiple attempts to replace the LRV-30 with vehicles better suited to fill its dual role of reconnaissance and infantry combat vehicle, but none of them have seemed to stick, the old workhorse continuing to perform just as well as its supposed successors. The LRV-30 continues to roll off of Sunea’s assembly lines simply because there is nothing better available.
While the S-12 Heavy Tank was excellent at forcing mercenary and pirate foes out of entrenched positions, the vehicle that EOS would later dub the “Phalanx” had a difficult time keeping pace with other Sunean vehicles if the engagement was of a more mobile nature. Development of the S-12’s replacement thus began almost immediately after the first combat deployments of the former model. While speed and operational range were the primary considerations in the design of the S-13, Sunean engineers also strove to introduce other improvements to the new vehicle, the results of lessons learned in the field. The profile of the S-13 was streamlined considerably compared to the S-12, so that the S-13 would present less of a broad target to enemy gunnery. The new design was also simplified greatly for ease of manufacture, making the S-13 considerably cheaper and quicker to produce than its more complex predecessor. The final product has been lovingly dubbed the “Razorback” by its Sunean ground crews, due to the distinctive profile of the vehicle. The new Razorbacks have served as excellent supplements to lighter Sunean forces in the evolving battlegrounds of the starship wastelands.
The Sequential Rail Accelerant Array, or, as it is more commonly known among Sunean troops on the ground, the “Stingray,” is a brand-new vehicle that has been deployed to specific Rapid Response Teams in hostile regions outside the Confederation’s borders. The experimental weapon technology mounted onto the vehicle’s chassis is so new that it has not been miniaturized to the extent where it can yet be mounted in a rotating turret. When activated, the weapon’s array ignites a series of accelerants within the Stingray’s main firing chamber that can propel a heavy magnetic projectile at great distance and speed exceeding that of a normal ballistic weapon. While this type of weapon has a limited effect on modern armor, the impact of the projectile is devastating to conventional shields, often taking them down in a single shot.
The S-9 Main Battle Tank is the mainstay of the Sunean Confederation’s armored forces; indeed, more S-9s have been produced and put into service than the rest of the Sunean military’s combat vehicles put together. The key to the S-9’s proliferation is the simplicity of the design, and the ease with which the parts can be manufactured and assembled. While the “Armadillo” is, at best, merely adequate as a main battle tank, the sheer number of them in service, and their consistent use in combined arms operations ensure that the vehicle’s shortcomings are more than made up for.
The DEL-40 All-Terrain Personnel Carrier is a rugged design that has seen service on a variety of different worlds and environments. Though the
original manufacturer has long since gone bankrupt, the ubiquity of the vehicle has made it easy for operators to maintain their aging fleets.
The Knights of EOS have converted their own DEL-40s to serve as last-resort anti-tank vehicles, nicknamed “Bayonets” for their short, stubby
cannons. Not intended for use as front-line combat units, the “Bayonets” are typically relegated to transport or garrison duties.
Originally designed to survive airborne, high-impact drops of over 2500 ft, the S-6 proved to be too niche of a concept, never employed in its intended purpose and equipped with insufficient firepower and armor for most standard engagements. The tank has found new life as the S-61, a variant respecced for export to various client nations and organizations. The vehicle has been labeled “Aurora” by its EOS operators.
The Type 56 Main Battle Tank is an ancient, Imperial design, centuries old, dating well back to before the Outsider War. Despite its incredible
age, the T-56 has proven to be a versatile and reliable vehicle, even manufactured anew in some nations and modified to fit the changing
technological standard of the modern era. The Knights of EOS have taken to souping up their own T-56s with an additional cannon mount, as well
as supplementary laser weapons. These “Falchion” vehicles bring both the versatility of a medium tank and the firepower of a heavy tank to the battlefield.
The S-12 Heavy Tank was the innovation of Sunean engineering teams, tasked with designing a vehicle that could break dug-in mercenary strongpoints. The vehicle is heavily armored on the front and sides, and it’s large size often has intimidated opposing forces into surrendering without firing a shot. The design has been retired from active Sunean military use in the past decade, but the Knights of EOS employ a modified variant of the vehicle, nicknamed the “Phalanx,” that has been upgraded with additional missile launchers and laser hardpoints to bring even more firepower to bear against would-be enemies.
The S-7 Infantry Fighting Vehicle was intended for use as part of armored Sunean formations in conventional conflicts. Designed to carry up to 12 troops, it was thought that the S-7 would be able to keep pace with the heavier S-8 main battle tanks and provide crucial fire support and infantry transport. Unfortunately, when faced with the types of mercenary foes that the Sunean military found itself employed against, the S-7 proved to have both insufficient armor and inadequate speed. The S-7 was retired from service after only 6 short years. Surplus models were purchased and modified by the Knights of EOS, who stripped off almost all of the armor plating to enhance the vehicle’s mobility. The redubbed “Blackjack” almost never delivers the killing blow, but has proven invaluable in a suppress-and-support role, its operators speaking lovingly of the vehicle’s low profile and reliability.
The SX-300 is perhaps the most preposterous design to ever come out of the Sunean military-industrial complex. Conceived in 2463 at the behest of then-Councillor Kosta, the vehicle was designed largely for political rather than military purposes. Most of the construction and manufacturing efforts went on within Kosta’s district, bolstering the Councillor’s local popular support and ensuring his re-election. However, the SX-300 simply proved to be a vehicle whose enemy did not exist — there was no reason to put so much effort into a nearly immobile weapon that could be easily destroyed from the air. Upon the design’s retirement the Knights of EOS procured a very few of the surviving models, adding even more weaponry to the turret in the form of quadruple missile launchers and laser mounts. EOS’s “Monitor” variant of the SX-300 is so heavy that it has to be brought in by special aircraft, and is used solely for guard duty of the organization’s cargo facilities.
The DST VI was just one of many attempts to meet the Tiran military’s demand for a specialized fire support vehicle that could travel in tandem with conventional armour. These “Destroyer-Tanks” were not equipped with conventional ballistic weaponry, but were outfitted instead with missile launchers and heavy laser mounts capable of carrying the most advanced energy weapons in service. The intent behind such a design was to annihilate any infantry or fixed fortification in the way of a Tiran advance. The Knights of EOS have purchased several DST VIs from Tiran client states, nicknaming their vehicles “Scythes” due to the distinctive profile of the turret’s laser sheathe.
The Tiran Union has spent many years successfully implementing and refining hovercraft technology into its fleet of armored vehicles. The HVRT IV class chassis has proven to be one of the more adaptable models produced and has been exported across the galaxy. Some of EOS’s HVRT IV purchases have been modified to serve as rapid-missile delivery systems. These “Apollo” vehicles are capable of unloading a truly astonishing amount of
ordinance on enemy targets within a short time before retreating across terrain impassable to the enemy.
When the Knights of EOS procured a large number of Tiran HVRT IV class armored hovercraft, the majority of them were modified into a design that has since been nicknamed the “Gallant.” Though less armored than many of the other EOS vehicles, the Gallant’s ability to traverse both land and water has made it invaluable in surprise assaults. The turret is equipped for any combat situation, and is equipped with a cannon, missile launcher, and laser mount. Most intriguingly, the Gallant is equipped with some of the latest shielding technology, straight out of Sunean labs — it is unknown how the Knights were able to get their hands on this kind of equipment.