This vessel is utilized by any UNSC admiral wishing to deploy strike craft. Replacing the Athens-class Carrier in the UNSC's roster, it is more affordable and has stronger weaponry despite being smaller and having less Longsword squadrons.
The Eion-class light carrier is designed to transport smaller spacecraft to and from battle, i.e. Longswords. The Eion has limited weaponry, Archer Missiles, and a MAC. Being fairly well armed, Eions do not necessarily need escorts, but should always be deployed with a contingent of frigates for support. They are rarely used for front-line engagements and instead support embattled fleets with squadrons of Longswords from afar.
Eion Carriers replaced the Athens-class Carrier as the UNSC's mainline carrier-cruiser because they are much cheaper and quicker to produce than the Athens, as well as housing stronger weapon systems.
Weapons and Tactical UsageEdit
While equipped with a MAC and various other weapons its strength lies within its strike craft. One should not have these on the frontline. Keep them in the very back of the fleet in attempts to protect them.
How to acquire this shipEdit
'Eion' is a non-canon class name. Officially it is only named 'Carrier' but this is a broad name, and there are several variants. 'Eion' is used to distinguish this ship. The design as seen in SotP also draws inspiration from the UNSC Musashi.
- Model - Annihilater102
- Texture - Annihilater102
|Strikecraft||Broadsword • Longsword • Sabre|
|Combat vessels||Eion-class Light Carrier • Halberd-class Destroyer • Halcyon-class Light Cruiser • Paris-class Heavy Frigate • Strident-class heavy frigate|
|Support vessels||Charon-class Light Frigate • Cradle-class Repair Ship • Geneva-class Envoy • Phoenix-class Colony Ship • Sloop-class Corvette • Stalwart-class Light Frigate|
|Capitals||Artemis-class Battlecruiser • Autumn-class Heavy Cruiser • Epoch-class Heavy Carrier • Marathon-class Heavy Cruiser • Orion-class Assault Carrier • Punic-class Supercarrier • Sahara-class Heavy Prowler • Valiant-class Super-Heavy Cruiser|
|Other||Gyges Construction Drone • Hermes-class Freighter|
|Obsolete||Athens-class Carrier • Berlin-class Frigate • Hephaestus-class ACU • Mako-class Corvette • Phoenix-class Assault Ship • Thermopylae-class Supercarrier|