Phobos (Individual Union-class DropShip)
- This article is about the Union-class DropShip. For refitted freighter, see Phobos (Trojan).
The Phobos was a Union-class DropShip operated by the Gray Death Legion by the time of their attack on Sirius V in 3028, and up until 3065. It was noted to be one of the Legion's first Union-class DropShips.
It should not be confused with the Trojan-class vessel of the same name that served the Gray Death Legion earlier, most famously in their blockade running attempt at Verthandi in 3025. The first Phobos apparently still remained in service with the Gray Death Legion by the time of the Sirius campaign but was not present at Helm and was not mentioned again afterwards.
The Phobos and its sister-ship Deimos brought the Gray Death Legion back to Helm in 3028, where they wound up in combat with House Marik forces as perceived war criminals following the Tiantan massacre. During the fighting, Harris Graff entered the Phobos under a pretense and allowed Marik troops to capture the vessel. It was reclaimed by the Gray Death Legion later in the campaign.
(Page references for the novels refer to the PDF editions and may differ from print editions.)
- The Price of Glory, pp. 29, 60, 78, with the vessel's use of autocannons on p. 89 confirming that it is not the original Phobos which never had such weapons installed; Mercenary's Handbook 3055, p. 57; The Dying Time, p. 73; Field Manual: Mercenaries describes the Gray Death Legion to own or operate altogether five Union class DropShips and a number of aerodyne DropShips, but no other spheroid DropShips, without giving names.
- The Dying Time
- The Dying Time, chapter 9 (PDF edition p. 73; page numbering for print edition may differ)
- The JumpShip Invidious and its two DropShips, "merchanters converted to troop transports", are explicitly mentioned as part of the Gray Death Legion's Transport Division in The Price of Glory, pp. 17-18, but they are not the same ships as the Union-class Deimos and Phobos deployed to Sirius V and later Helm as 'Mech transports.
- The Price of Glory