Communications Space Hive
Faction: Invid
In Service Date: 1454 (est)
Out of Service: Not Applicable
Regess's Forces: Unlimited
Regent's Forces: Limited 33%
Source: Mospeada
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      These hives are about equivalent in size to the small mobile hives, but have a different role in the Invid network. On a planet, they act as the centres of data transfer networks and also provide high sophisticated scanning equipment. This sensory equipment requires a fairly extensive amount of space throughout the hive. As a result, the ships carry less mecha and have poorer defences. The hives themselves are slightly more robust due to a less porous construction. For offensive capabilities, the communication hive is fairly limited. Stronger engines are intended to propel it away from any potential aggressors. The Plasma Capacitor has a low storage capacity that can be replenished quickly by the engines, but the offensive capabilities themselves are fairly limited, being either short ranged or defensive in nature. Though a powerful long range attack has been demonstrated, it seems to have a detrimental effect on the hive's manoeuvring drive.
Ship Control Sheet: invid_comm_hive.pdf December 15/04