Essential Guide #7: The Pentastar Alignment (Faction In-Depth)
The final faction preview before the release of v.132 TOMORROW (9th Nov) explores the most successful warlord faction in Star Wars history, the Pentastar Alignment!
What Is The Pentastar Alignment?
Arguably the most successful Imperial splinter group of all, the Alignment was founded by Grand Moff Ardus Kaine in the New Territories. It is a conglomeration of Kaine’s Imperial fleet assets – based around his Executor-class flagship Reaper – and the corporate interests of the region. It is wealthy and easily defended. Content to rule itself, the Alignment did not attack its neighbours and was in turn ignored by a New Republic beset with more aggressive adversaries. Ultimately, following Kaine’s death, the Alignment would be absorbed into the Imperial Remnant, which would maintain the territory Kaine protected as its core territory for more than a century.
Enforcement: Space Roster
T.I.E Starfighter* [spawn only - not pictured], V-19 Torrent*, Belbullab-24 Strike Bomber*, Porax-38*, VT-49 Decimator, Customs Corvette, Acclamator I, Vigil-class gunship, Type-A Fleet Tender, Munificent*, Enforcer, Vindicator, Immobiliser-418, Venator, Victory I, Imperial I, Imperial II, Lucrehulk (Carrier/Control), Praetor II, Arc Hammer-class Fleet Tender*, Vengeance
* = new playable unit in the mod
Control: Land Roster
Pentastar Patrol Enforcers*, Plex Stormtroopers, Politorate Officer*, AT-XT, Aratech 112, Droideka, Protectorate Trooper*, IG-86 Sentinel Droid, Dark Trooper Phase Zero, AAT, Inquisitorium Dark Trooper*, Dark Jedi, TX-130 Saber, Inquisitor*, AT-AA, PTB-625*, LAAT/i, Hover AT-AT *, Hailfire
* = new playable unit in the mod
Kaine’s Confederates: The PA Hero Line-Up
Maw - Dark Jedi
Sariss - Dark Jedi
Gregor Raquoran - economic bonus
Elta Besk - reduces construction time and cost of droid units by 25%
Governor Ib Dekeet - reduces construction time and cost of all units and structures by 25%
Wyrn Otro - reduces ship construction costs by 10%
Captain Sysco - Super Star Destroyer ‘Vengeance’
Grand Admiral Octavian Grant - Imperial II-class ‘Oriflamme’ (command bonus)
Yun - Dark Jedi
Boc Aseca - Dark Jedi
Jerec - Dark Jedi
Grand Moff Ardus Kaine - Executor-class ‘Reaper’
Galactic Conquests – The Strategic Picture
The Pentastar Alignment begins with a very strong economic base and at least one Super Star Destroyer in every Galactic Conquest. In the earliest scenarios the Alignment feature in they also have the Dark Jedi Jerec and his acolytes, and most crucially of all his Vengeance-class Super Star Destroyer under the command of Sysco. These two assets can hold virtually any chokepoint for the Alignment and be the spear-tip which advances into the surrounding regions, once the time is right for the Alignment to expand.
Playable Galactic Conquests:
The Pentastar Alignment will initially be playable in the following Galactic Conquest (GC) scenarios:
4-6 ABY: Rogue Squadron
4-7 ABY: The Rise of Zsinj
11 ABY: Crimson Empire
Many additional scenarios featuring the Pentastar Alignment and the other warlords will feature in later scenarios as we progress towards Age of Legends: All Out War! (v1.4).
Age of Legends v1.32: The Warlords will be releasing this WEDNESDAY (as subscribers will know.) In the meantime you can watch some preview footage from Mrgrey_hatt on Twitch here. You can also check-out the complete release announcement for detail of all the goodies that are in store!
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