The Large Mobile Hive is a massive construct which dwarfs all but the largest
vessels. Despite its massive size, the craft is relatively structurally fragile due to its hollow
nature. As with all Invid hives, it replies on a strong force field to stop most incoming attacks.
Only once this shield has been destroyed can the weak ship beneath be damaged. In what few space
battles its seen, the Zentraedi have adapted tactics of concentrating on one side of the vessel
to more easily breach its defenses. It has worked to some degree but has also constricted their
tactical options. In either event, the potent combat and mecha abilities of the large hive have
left Zentraedi fleets badly damaged and often times forced to retreat. The Large Hive acts as a
central command and control hive, each is usually
commanded by a sub-queen or king. When deployed on Earth, there was an average of one large hive
per Invid Zone of control. These hives were dwarfed only by the massive Invid hive at Reflex point.