The Plato Light Cruiser was one of the first Cruiser-type vessels introduced by the Covenant of Antarctica. Although newer Cruisers have replaced it in the main battle line, the Plato has been re-classified as a Light Cruiser and continues to serve with distinction in many Covenant forces. As one of the smallest vessels capable of selecting between Covenant Radiant Energy Cannons and the standard Rapid-Fire Cannon turrets, the Plato is a flexible and affordable vessel
Although smaller than the standard 36cm Rapid-Firing Cannons of most Covenant vessels, the Plato produces a terrifying weight of fire for its size. Armed with two light turrets and a small broadside battery, it is possibly the most heavily armed Light Cruiser in existence. With the ability to replace its standard turrets with Radiant Energy Cannons, the Plato can threaten targets from long range, while not bringing their fragile selves into range of the enemy.
The Plato has no significant special abilities. Like all Covenant models with defensive shields, it has Inventive Scientists to improve its defensive ability.
The Plato is equipped with a lighter version of the standard Covenant Shield Generator. Although it offers less protection, it fits within the hull of the Plato, protecting it from enemy fire.
Meaning of the NameEdit
As again, Plato was some greek dude. What do I know? I just like laser boats.
On the TabletopEdit
|Plato Class Light Cruiser|
|Nation||Covenant of Antarctica|
|Capital Status|| Non-Capital
CoA PDF 1.3
| Inventive Scientists
| Shield Generator(1)
The Plato is a fantastic light support choice, and brings a good number of HP for the cost. For only 55 points each, a full squad of Energy Turret armed Platos can provide reliable fire support against small and lesser medium targets. With their standard gunnery, they can get close and hit larger targets, or be hurled through a portal. Full squadrons are best, avoid taking only a pair if possible.