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Fight, win, prevail!
- A Swordfish crew's motto
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The Swordfish is the primary vessel of the Foehn navy.

Official description

Swordfishes are the cornerstone of the Foehn navy. These agile military warships are armed with an enhanced version of the Lancer’s pressure lance. With more space available, Swordfish pressure lances are vastly more powerful than their Lancer counterparts, allowing them to take on the largest of enemy warships. As it also makes use of a windspin engine, Swordfishes can gain a burst of speed when close to a Spinblade; Spinblades are not a common sight close to shores, but competent commanders know where and when to deploy a Spinblade and augment their Swordfishes’ speed.[1]

Overview

The Swordfish is the Foehn's main naval unit. Its main advantage compared to their counterparts is their raw firepower and enhanced speed from Spinblades. Their pressure lances are powerful enough to crush any ships, tanks and buildings within their range.

However, they also have weaknesses that a Foehn naval commander should be wary of. While its pressure lance is strong, it has a short range so the Swordfish won't have the first strike against its rivals. Their weapon is also ineffective against infantry, a flaw shared by Lancers and Pteranodons.

Assessment

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  • Decent naval unit.
  • Versatile unit that can attack naval and ground units on the shore.
  • Can detect submerged and cloaked units.
  • Speed can be boosted by Spinblades.

  • Vulnerable to anti-ship weapons.
  • Not very durable.
  • Pressure Lance weapon has a short attack range.
  • Weak against infantry.

Quotes

The Swordfish is voiced by Falloutman.

When selected

  • Swordfish at the ready.
  • Fight, win, prevail!
  • Poised to strike
  • We lurk.
  • Foehn's naval force.
  • Where are they hiding?

When ordered to move

  • Got a good current.
  • Let's go with the flow.
  • We rule these waters!
  • Carry on!
  • Orders received.

When ordered to attack

  • This is their last!
  • Consider them gone!
  • In pursuit.
  • En garde!
  • Rip their hull to shreds.
  • I'm your sword.

Changelog

  • Version 3.3.3 
    • Change: Improved acceleration and deceleration. Removed slowdowns when stopping.
    • Change: No longer moves at very slow speed when ordered to change location by only 1 cell in any direction.
    • Change: Shrike anti-air Drone removed. The Whipray replaces the Swordfish as naval anti-air unit.
    • Buff: Price decreased from $1000 to $900.
  • Version 3.3.2 
    • Change: Veterancy gain improved; requires 25% less units to kill to receive veterancy.
  • Version 3.3.1 
    • Buff: Shrike ammo count increased from 4 to 5.
    • Buff: Shrike speed increased from 30 to 36.
    • Buff: Shrike firepower increased from 40 to 45.
  • Version 3.3.0 Added.


Trivia

  • Swordfishes (Xiphias gladius) are a family of large migratory and predatory fishes known for their long, flat bill akin to that of a sword.

External links

  1. Foehn Units page on the official Mental Omega website