Argosy Pirate

The pirate Argosy is a pirate ship in Escape Velocity Nova.

"How the advanced Heraan Argosy fell into the hands of pirate shipwrights is a matter of hot debate in some circles. The story that the ship dealer spins for you maintains that the plans were snatched during a daring hit-and-run raid several years ago. The truth of the matter is that Aurorans can be bribed, as can all humans throughout the galaxy. Senginar Hmel, the noteworthy shipwright, has been brutal with the original design spec, and sadly much of the original beauty of the lines of this ship has been destroyed, performance boosts aside." ― Buying a Pirate Argosy
"The crew of this Argosy eye you warily as the captain shows off the more impressive parts of the ship. "You'll have to forgive them," he says with a sigh. "We've just come from a bad situation. We took on a small Fed supply convoy that turned out to be armed to the teeth. I tell ya," he frowns, "there's something going on here. Something big."" ― Hiring a Pirate Argosy
The Pirate Argosy is a variant of the familiar Argosy commercial craft. As one would expect of a pirate-enhanced ship, it packs more firepower than the standard version and exhibits slightly better performance. 

Gameplay Analysis

"This is a very fair light freighter with heavy defenses. Although certainly not a killer, it can defend itself against most light attacks quite admirably." ― EVula Survival Guide
Despite the pirate enhancements, this is still one of the more mediocre ships in its class. Veteran pilots generally overlook these ships in favor of the more espensive pirate iterations of the the Valkyrie and Starbridge. Weither the argosy should be considered or not is a matter of playstyle. It's dual chainguns are not effective against larger ships than fighters, while its turning capabilites lag significantly. But, that dosen't mean there dosen't exist a remedy to this problem. Suggested modifications: Remove both chainguns, sell the ammo (800 rounds) Sell em all, now you got more creds to play with. Put on a few vectored thrust units, 2 FPC, hellhound missle launcher or whatever you can afford for a missle launcher, maybe a rail gun or two with a mass expander. It's got plenty of space to spare, its very rare you would be using all 50 tons.

The Blockade Runner variant does not appear under normal circumstances, making it incredibly rare. It only appears in a few missions, and even then not always.

Nova Pirates
Sub-factions: MaraudersFree TradersThe AssociationHouseless Warriors
Pirate Ships: Viper (v) (i) 110k, Argosy (v) (i) 250k, Thunderhead (v) (i) 425k, Valkyrie (v) (i) 500k, Enterprise (v) (i) 700k, Starbridge (v) (i) 725k, Manticore (v) (i) 12M, Carrier (v) (i) 15M (Unrelenting 0c)
Association Storyline (PreambleIntro MissionsFinal MissionsOffshootMerrol Missions)
Pirate OutfitsPirate Weapons

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