This two-masted attack vessel is the light workhorse of the Royal Navy and uses its point defence Lancers to provide anti-Torpedo and Mine coverage for larger ships. The Cutter has adequate firepower and is quite manoeuvrable.


A highly mobile ship with decent firepower at the broadside and bow, as well as good point-defence.



  • Decent broadside firepower.
  • Fast.
  • Fairly manoeuvrable.
  • Decent point-defence.
  • Inexpensive.


  • Weak hull.

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 58 VP

  • Minimum Cost: 14 VP

Mass: 4,000

Max Thrust: 60,000

Max Speed: 29 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 8.055555

Manoeuvrability: Good

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 3.222853

Crew Size: 11

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

Hull Strength: 960 HP

  • Core Strength: 200 HP

Firepower: Average (4 Banks)

Imperial Cutter Layout

Heavy Laser Cannon Icon 1 Heavy LaserBall Cannon
Medium Laser Cannon Icon 6 Medium LaserBall Cannons
Harpoon Gun Icon 1 Harpoon Gun
Light Lancer Icon 2 Light Point-Defence Lancers

Battle StrategyEdit

The Cutter has mainly Medium Cannons as its firepower, as well as a Heavy Cannon. If your against ships with mainly lighter guns, then make use of this by staying at long range. While the heavy mount at the front is useful as a Cannon, but it can be more impactful as an Arcturian Fire Launcher for blowing sails away, or a Star Mortar to turn it into an artillery ship. Due to the Cutter's low cost and decent number of point-defence Lancers, it is a very cost effective Minesweeper.


The best way to reduce the Cutter's mobility is an Energy Net, as it is quite hard to destroy all its sails usually. Other than that, try to stay behind it as it has much less firepower there. Torpedoes and Mines are going to be less effective as it has point defence.

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • RLS Sims
  • RLS Hancock
  • RLS Farragut
  • RLS Swiftsure
  • RLS Broadsword
  • RLS Tempest
  • RLS Vanguard
  • RLS Avalon
  • RLS Blake
  • RLS Exmoore
  • RLS Oberon
  • RLS Roanoke

Known ShipsEdit