Dropfleet Commander - UCM
The UCM is a Dropfleet/Dropzone Commander faction, originally created by Hawk Wargames and now produced by Tabletop Combat, that boasts wide fire arcs and accurate weaponry.
Formed in the wake of the alien Scourge's invasion and domination of humanity's cradle worlds and colonies, the United Colonies of Mankind are a 20 billion-strong group of humans who are devoted to the task of retaking their old homes from the enemy.
Having shed much of humanity's old bureaucracy and obsession with creating unwieldly vehicles and ships which were more status symbol than practical, the UCM's armoury is sharp, utilitarian and efficient, favouring function above form.
The UCM's fleet is state of the art: thick armour is backed up by versatile railguns and turreted weaponry that allows most battleships and cruisers to engage targets from multiple angles, as well as front-mounted lasers that deliver a devastating punch to hard targets.
UCM ships are named after historic city names from Earth, and feature sharp, defined angles across their forms.