The Boron M8 Bomber was removed from Terran Conflict, but made it back in for Albion Prelude. It is relatively lightly shielded and has a small cargo bay for its class, but it is still capable of major strikes thanks to the powerful Tomahawk Heavy Missile
The Marlin is the Royal Boron Navy's first foray into the tactical strike arena. The Marlin is able to approach with speed and deliver a considerable payload on heavily defended targets.
The Marlin looks like a double-sized M3 fighter with typical Boron features, such as a green organic finish.
Like other bombers, the Marlin should not be kept on the front line of combat, and should deploy its missile payload from afar. Typical of most bombers, its laser capacity and recharge rate are negligible, making it vulnerable to attacks from masses of M2s or interception by M3 class ships. As a result, it either has to rely on its missiles for self defense from fighter wings or its own escorts such as M3 or M6 class vessels.
The Marlin fires the Tomahawk Heavy Missile.
In Terran Conflict v3 and upper, the Marlin is not sold in any shipyard.
The Marlin, like other bombers, is best used for long-range anti-capital or anti-station strikes.
|Ships by Class|
|Capital||M1 • M2 / M2+ • M7 / M7M / M7C|
|Escort||M6 / M6+ • M8|
|Fighter||M3 / M3+ • M4 / M4+ • M5|
|Transport||TL • TS / TS+ • TP • TM|
|Core Sectors||Depths of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Menelaus' Frontier | Queen's Harbour | Queen's Retribution | Queen's Space | Reservoir of Tranquillity | Rolk's Drift | Rolk's Legacy|
|Border Sectors||Atreus' Clouds | Barren Shores | Bluish Snout | Dark Waters | Faded Dreams | Great Trench | Hila's Joy | Hollow Infinity | Light Water | Mists of Elysium | Menelaus' Oasis | Menelaus' Paradise | Ocean of Fantasy | Rolk's Fate | Shining Currents | Shore of Infinity | Unknown Sector (18,16)|
|Capital Ships||M1: Shark | M2: Ray | M2+: Megalodon | M7: Thresher | M7C: Guppy | M7M: Kraken|
|Fighters||M3: Barracuda | M3+: Skate | M4: Mako | M4+: Pike | M5: Octopus|
|Escort Ships||M6: Hydra | M6+: Heavy Hydra | M8: Marlin|
|Transports||TL: Orca | TM: Pleco | TP: Angel, Manta | TS: Dolphin | TS+: Sturgeon|
|Shipyards||Depths Of Silence | Great Reef | Kingdom End | Lucky Planets | Ocean of Fantasy | Queen's Retribution|
|Racial Wares||BoFu | BoGas | Plankton | Stott Spices|