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The Gorns are six-to-seven-foot-tall, 350-pound, cold-blooded, egg-laying, reptilian humanoids bearing a superficial resemblance to a T-Rex or Raptor. Despite the fearsome visage, they are actually quite civilized people who run one of the few democracies in the galaxy. The Federation and Gorns met in a border incident in which two hot-headed captains shot first and faced embarrassing questions later. (A Federation corporation built an unauthorized colony outside of Federation territory. The Gorns saw a few Vulcans and thought the colonists were Romulans (with which they had fought wars for over a century). Diplomats smoothed everything over and the Gorns became the most stable ally of the Federation. The Gorn legislature’s reluctance to spend money or join the Federation’s war limited this alliance during some periods. (Note: The dinosaur-based names are Federation “reporting names” because few in the Federation could pronounce the Gorn names for them. Shown books on paleontology, the Gorns were reportedly honored and amused by the naming convention.)
The strike cruiser is a variant of the medium cruiser (which was, itself, a heavy destroyer with new engines and a rear bubble) with a plasma-R replacing the two plasma-S torpedoes of the medium cruiser. The strike cruiser was produced at a low rate for special missions. This countered the Romulan half-sister classes which had either one plasma-R or two plasma-S torpedoes. The Federation reporting name is Epanterias-K. Known names include 163-Death Stomp and 166-Death Tongue. The ships later received the “plus” refit. The scaled panels on the outer surfaces represent efforts to reduce the electronic signature of the Epanterias-K+ and match it to the original so the enemy could not tell the difference.
This ship is available in a variety of materials. Ships are unpainted, use standard flight stands available from many sources, and, while designed for gaming, make fine display pieces.