Just before the General War, the Gorns realized (as did everyone else) the need for a "war cruiser" to provide increased numbers of heavy ships. Built cheaply because they were not expected to survive the war anyway, these became the most numerous of Gorn warships. The clever Gorn military called their war cruiser a "heavy destroyer" so the legislature would not notice the construction of a new class of cruisers, and the trick worked! Even better, the HDD could be quickly converted into the heavier CM during wartime.
The ships of the Starline 2500 series are cast in pewter, have supremely high detail, and are in a larger (1/3200) scale than the earlier, metal 2400 series of miniatures. The ships of either series will work with Star Fleet Battles, Federation Commander, A Call to Arms, or Starmada.
This product is being done as a joint venture with Mongoose Publishing Ltd., under the strict terms of ADB, Inc.'s contract with Paramount Pictures Corporation.