Many of the base capabilities of the Retribution, the Mandate’s laser turret version of the Holy Lykan Republic’s Punisher Destroyer, remain the same when the Mandate started to produce the ships. The parts that are different is the number of laser turrets found on the ship. The Retribution is by far the most heavily armed destroyer among currently known nations. It has a total of 76 laser turrets found all over the ship meant for anti-frigate and anti-destroyer combat. However, it can only bring most of that firepower to bear on a target if the target is being flanked from either side of the Retribution (total of 38 turrets). Even if an enemy vessel did approach above or below, the Retribution still has more than enough guns to point in those directions to engage (total of 26 turrets). The fewest number of guns that can be brought to bear is if the target is directly in front of or behind the vessel (12 in either direction). However, the forward firepower of the Retribution is supplemented by two heavy laser cannons that replaced the two 800mm heavy artillery cannons that were originally found on the Punisher. These cannons were designed for long-range and anti-cruiser combat. These ships are found in the largest numbers but the Mandate only possesses less than 200 of these ships compared to three to four times that number among the Holy Lykan Republic. These numbers are not due to resource issues but rather the number of Mandate citizens found in their military due to their small population count compared to other nations.