The Immobilizer 418-class cruiser, more commonly known as the Interdictor cruiser or simply Interdictor, was a 600-meter-long cruiser built on the standard Vindicator-class heavy cruiser hull. Equipped with gravity well projectors designed to pull ships from hyperspace and/or prevent them making the jump to lightspeed, the Interdictor became a valuable addition to the Imperial Navy.
Being strictly defensive, its armament boasted neither long-range turbolasers nor powerful missile launchers. As a consequence, the Immobilizer rolls only a moderate amount of blue dice from each hull zone. However, two anti-squadron dice provide more than adequate protection against enemy bombers.
The Immobilizer’s true value lies in its gravity well projectors, which are represented by the new Projector upgrade cards and the two unique titles. Each of these provides a distinct strategic ability: The standard G7-x Gravity Well Projectors prevent the use of Evade tokens by any ship (friend or foe) around the ship. The later G8-a variant is able to slow down enemy ships – and, unlike the Tractor Beams upgrade card, it can affect ships of any size class. Black Asp can lock down groups of squadrons that stray too close to asteroids or debris, while Harpax disrupts missile attacks by enemy ships and bombers against her or against nearby friendly ships.
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