The sturdy, violent VaT'ak love war, and value honor and martial prowess more than life. They are responsible for the creation of both the N-Class Battleship, designed to brave the hottest battles, and the E-Class Suicide Fighter, which is simply intended to do a lot of damage before something breaches its tinfoil hull.
The VaT'ak fleet is designed for aggressive conquest, but because most of its strength is in its starting N-class and E-class ships, the starting fleet shouldn't be divided in two . . . leave the HEW-9s at home and keep the rest of the combat units together for early attacks, and your chances of keeping (at least) the N-class past the first battle will be much better.
The VaT'ak can build the N-Class Battleship for 550 CPX.
START CONDITIONSEI: 35, RER: 200