The Warclub-class Assault Frigate was developed in response to MMA's need for heavier combat ships without the construction time normally associated with building such ships. The Warclub-class is the result. The ship mounts huge engines and an impressive array of weaponry for its size, making it deadly to any enemy that discounts it. In an unusual move, nearly two-thirds of the offensive eaponry and all torpedo tubes are mounted in the forward firing arc, giving the ship enormous potential to deal a killing bow in its first strike. It comes as no surprise, then, that standard Warclub tactics dictate slashing attacks, driving directly at the enemy, firing, speeding away, turning, and repeating the movement.
One of the sacrifices of all the heavy weaponry and large engines, however, is that the ship mounts lower-than-average armor protection, featuring a number of weak spots that can potentially pose problems.
As with all MMA-produced combat vessels, the ship features the innovative harjel repair system, a set of backup shields rated at one-third the power of the ship's standard shields, and the new PDS in addition to the ship's standard weaponry and defenses.