Guardians of the Stars
- Era: Interstellar Space Era
- Manufacturer: Tantalus Ship Group (TSG)
- Government(s)/Organization(s): Colonies, Pirates
- Type: Frigate
- Size: Small
- Crew: 12
- Speed: A-
- Cruise: 1-3G
- Max: 9G
- FTL: Commercial Linear Type 1M1 (0.5 ly/m)
- Agility: C+
- Armor: D+
- Endurance: C
- Weapons: 3 Railgun Turrets, 2 Standard Missile Launchers (1-2 shots, 20 max)
- Defenses: Flare/Chafe Launcher
- Sensors: D
The first Spearhead Frigates were made in the Tantalus System during the Rebellion War though few were constructed before the end of that conflict. They are barely larger than conventional corvettes, limiting their usefulness in many roles. Their only real selling point was being cheap and having only a small crew, though they don’t even have a favorable weapons load compared to the Hammer Corvette. After the Colony Rebellion a few were kept on with militias and knockoffs became common among pirate groups.
The ship is crewed by a pilot/navigator and sensors/weapons officer in the fighter style bridge who work on twelve hour shifts and the bulk of the rest of the crew are engineers. It does not have medical facilities and the mess hall is not staffed. In fact the food that is served is usually field rations in little sealed bags due to the lack of gravity.
It’s weaponry consists of three dual railgun turrets and a pair of standard missile launchers capable of firing a single missile at a time. This firepower is more typical of a corvette than a Frigate, but the quad fission or fusion torch drives take up considerable space.