Resembling the larger, more heavily armed Terminus-class destroyer, the Gage-class transport trades the destroyer's numerous turbolaser banks for cargo space and troop barracks. Where the Gage does resemble its cousin, however, is its heavy armor--the Gage isn't built for speed or combat, but to get its cargo to a destination intact.
Captaincy of a Gage is often a first step for Imperial naval officers seeking greater responsibilities, but it can also be a punishment for an officer who's drawn the ire of his superiors. In one famous case during the last war, a disgraced captain took advantage of the Gage's armor in an act of redemption--ramming the ship into a Republic battle station, tearing through deck after deck before the Gage was destroyed.
XP Level: 10