The Assault Cutter is an attempt by Navy designers to create a Cutter sized ship capable of leading a fleet into combat. This Cutter-variant has a large bank of medium cannons facing forward on its over-sized bow. Many see this as an attempt by the Royal Navy to match the Procyons' head-on firepower.


The Assault Cutter is a small ship equipped with many medium sized weapons, many of which face forward. The fact that it lacks durability and mobility makes it better as a long ranged ship.



  • Lots of medium sized gun.
  • Great forward facing firepower.


  • Weak Hull.
  • Slow.
  • Low Manoeuvrability.
  • Mediocre broadside firepower.

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 70 VP

  • Minimum Cost: 26 VP

Mass: 4,000

Max Thrust: 16,000

Max Speed: 22 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 6.111111

Manoeuvrability: Good

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 1.194100

Crew Size: 11

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 First Mate
  • 1 Helmsman
  • 1 Engineer
  • 2 Riggers
  • 1 Fighter
  • 4 Gunners

Hull Strength: 1,260 HP

  • Core Strength: 200 HP

Firepower: Good (4 Banks)

Imperial Assault Cutter Layout

Medium Carronade Icon 3 Medium Carronades
Medium Laser Cannon Icon 4 Medium LaserBall Cannons
Gatling Gun Icon 2 Laser Gatling Guns
Light Lancer Icon 1 Light Point-Defence Lancer

Battle StrategyEdit

Because of the drawbacks of Assault Cutter ship, which are its low durability and speed, it is ineffective as a close range brawling ship. The best way to use it, is to make use of the range of its medium cannons, especially when they are Plasma Cannons although that is an expensive investment, and fire barrages at ships from range. Alternate between the bow and broadside guns. This is far more effective with Plasma Cannons, but it is hard to justify the cost on an inexpensive ship. If you just want to fight other ships in close range, then the Heavy Escort is a better option. It can be useful as a support ship when using the described tactics though. The Carronades that come by default are actually a bad choice as you usually lack the speed to get in close consistently, and it doesn't deal the extreme damage per second that the Pirate variant does.


It is very easy to chase the Assault Cutter and fight it at close range. You should come out on top with most ships as this ship is fragile and lacks speed. Aiming for the bow will shut down the most weapons.

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • RLS Hastings
  • RLS Saratoga
  • RLS Lexington
  • RLS Agincourt
  • RLS Waterloo
  • RLS Kursk
  • RLS Bastogne
  • RLS Dieppe
  • RLS Somme
  • RLS Juno
  • RLS El Alemein
  • RLS Dunkirk

Known ShipsEdit

  • RLS Nightingale (Mission 12)


  • In Open Skirmishes, all Imperial Assault Cutters are named after famous battles.
  • The name 'RLS El Alemein' is misspelt, the correct spelling is 'El Alamein'.