Dropfleet Commander - Scourge
The Scourge are a Dropfleet/Dropzone Commander faction, originally created by Hawk Wargames and now produced by Tabletop Combat, and specialises in devastating close range strikes from behind devious stealth systems.
A collective of worm-like parasites, Scourge are capable of infecting sentient hosts and coming together to form the crew of their various vehicles and essential command networks. Their exact method of communication is unknown, but they are extremely hostile to all other races they encounter thanks to their insatiable need for new hosts.
Scourge ships are monstrous in every sense of the word: from their crew to their weapon and support systems. Oculus cannons scald their targets for increased damage at close range, while their plasma weaponry melts through bulkheads and deck plating.
Most scourge cruisers also feature sophisticated cloaking systems or designs that make them hard to detect, allowing them to close in where their agility and power truly shine.
This extends to their frigates, which while lightly armoured, can hide within a planet's atmosphere, ambushing targets with ease.
Scourge ships are given names based on mythical monsters from mankind's history, and designs are vaguely reminiscent of similarly monstrous sea dwelling creatures.