Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Just start reading it, and I loving it !

I like your idea of random diplomatic relation ! I may steal it from you :) 
2
nice attention to detail in the write-up
Thanks, I rarely have the time or energy for a full campaign write-up and updates, so I'm settling for these little bits.
3
The Corporate Federation / Re: Corporate Federation - Comments
« Last post by Panopticon on Yesterday at 07:15:26 PM »
Yeah I think turning it into an AMM fight might end up being the easiest option if your fast missiles don't work, for that matter a dedicated anti-ship size one missile might be useful anyway.
4
nice attention to detail in the write-up
5
GRU stamp:00953                                 
DECLASSIFIED                                                                                                                                                                                                       CPSU CC stamp:06281
11 May 2119                                                                                                                                                                                                        14 November 2115


Headquarters of the Earth Military District                                                                                                                                                              SECRET
12 November 2115                                                                                                                                                                                                            Copy Nº2

From the journal of
Fleet Admiral Ilya Voskresensky
Commander of Soviet Space Command


Joint Review of Space Combat Capabilities
With members of the Central Design Bureau and
representative of Directorate for Space Intelligence

20 October 2115

The meeting was held at the request of Moscow.

Given the expansion of the explored warp network, encounters with new alien civilizations and the active threat of the imperialist alien invasion from the solar system of HIP 21932, a review of the current combat-capable ships of the Soviet Space Command and possibilities of future methods of Space Warfare is to be carried out per instructions from Kreml.

In accordance with instructions, I informed the representatives of the Design Bureau of the talks held in Moscow between the General Secretary of the Soviet Armed Forces and certain members of Politburo. They expressed gratitude for the information and said they would report it to the Bureau.

Vladilen Demidov, the member of Central Design Bureau's team of representatives (and leading expert of developing new missile and other weapon systems) asked if he understood it correctly, that they are to review the current combat starships in this meeting.

I said that this is correct and that in this meeting we'll also discuss the potential of new designs.

Code: [Select]
Skory class Frigate    23 000 tons     483 Crew     5725.5 BP      TCS 460  TH 840  EM 0
5217 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 3-72     Shields 0-0     Sensors 110/110/0/0     Damage Control Rating 54     PPV 79.32
Maint Life 2.08 Years     MSP 2178    AFR 302%    IFR 4.2%    1YR 675    5YR 10119    Max Repair 735 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 440   

VF 23000M97     Max Ship Size 23000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Bobrov Aerospace SVZ-92R30 (4)    Power 600    Fuel Use 28%    Signature 210    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1 750 000 Litres    Range 48.9 billion km   (108 days at full power)

AK-222 Turret (2x8)    Range 40 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 4    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kashtan-250 (6x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 20000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
AK-222 Firecontrol (2)    Max Range: 160 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     94 88 81 75 69 62 56 50 44 38

P-200 Box Launcher (40)    Missile Size 11    Hangar Reload 82.5 minutes    MF Reload 13.7 hours
130R50-95 Missile Guidance System (1)     Range 130.7m km    Resolution 50
P-200 (40)  Speed: 21 800 km/s   End: 94.8m    Range: 124m km   WH: 24    Size: 11    TH: 305/183/91

MR326-R50 Active radar  (1)     GPS 21000     Range 326.7m km    Resolution 50
Nikolsky & Yefimov N&Y MR30-R100 Navigation Radar (1)     GPS 2800     Range 30.8m km    Resolution 100
TD10-110A92 (1)     Sensitivity 110     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  110m km
EMD10-110M92 (1)     Sensitivity 110     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  110m km

ECCM-2 (1)         ECM 20

Main Intelligence Directorate's representative comrade Gawel Olender pointed out that while the class had excellent combat record, the imperialist aliens had stepped up their game and introduced new, larger ships with larger and faster missiles that the "Skory" Class has difficult time matching.

Comrade Demidov replies that while this is true, the class has been upgraded and retrofitted. He further added that with the new missiles such as the P-200L with much larger warhead, range and improved infrared homing system, the Skory-Class can still match the alien ships.

Code: [Select]
Skory M class Frigate    23 000 tons     483 Crew     6431.5 BP      TCS 460  TH 384  EM 0
5217 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 3-72     Shields 0-0     Sensors 140/140/0/0     Damage Control Rating 54     PPV 79.32
Maint Life 2 Years     MSP 2447    AFR 302%    IFR 4.2%    1YR 813    5YR 12189    Max Repair 735 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 440   

VF 23000M97     Max Ship Size 23000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Bobrov Aerospace SVZ-92R30M (4)    Power 600    Fuel Use 28%    Signature 96    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1 750 000 Litres    Range 48.9 billion km   (108 days at full power)

AK-222 Turret (2x8)    Range 40 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 4    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kashtan-250 (6x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 20000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
AK-222 Firecontrol (2)    Max Range: 160 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     94 88 81 75 69 62 56 50 44 38

P-200 Box Launcher (40)    Missile Size 11    Hangar Reload 82.5 minutes    MF Reload 13.7 hours
166R50-98 Missile guidance system (1)     Range 166.3m km    Resolution 50
P-200M (40)  Speed: 21 800 km/s   End: 95.2m    Range: 124.5m km   WH: 24    Size: 11    TH: 174/104/52

MR415-R50M Active radar (1)     GPS 21000     Range 415.8m km    Resolution 50
Nikolsky & Yefimov N&Y MR30-R100 Navigation Radar (1)     GPS 2800     Range 30.8m km    Resolution 100
TD10-140A98 (1)     Sensitivity 140     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  140m km
EMD10-140M98 (1)     Sensitivity 140     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  140m km

ECCM-2 (1)         ECM 20

I expressed my gratitude for their efforts and asked if the "Gauntlet" early warning systems will be powerful enough for the twin-230mm gausscannon AK-222 turrets to track and target missiles, which was a major shortcoming in the last battle of HIP 21932.

Comrade Demidov assured me that it will protect our ships and that it has even easier time tracking the latest enemy missiles, since they are larger due to the aliens' apparent inferior warhead technologies, for which they compensate in size.

Code: [Select]
Skory E class Frigate    23 000 tons     517 Crew     6778.5 BP      TCS 460  TH 384  EM 0
5217 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 3-72     Shields 0-0     Sensors 140/140/0/0     Damage Control Rating 74     PPV 92.64
Maint Life 2.56 Years     MSP 3579    AFR 302%    IFR 4.2%    1YR 762    5YR 11436    Max Repair 735 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 440   

VF 23000M97     Max Ship Size 23000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Bobrov Aerospace SVZ-92R30M (4)    Power 600    Fuel Use 28%    Signature 96    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1 750 000 Litres    Range 48.9 billion km   (108 days at full power)

AK-222M Turret (4x8)    Range 50 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 5    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kashtan-250 (6x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 20000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
AK-222 Firecontrol (2)    Max Range: 160 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     94 88 81 75 69 62 56 50 44 38

P-200 Box Launcher (40)    Missile Size 11    Hangar Reload 82.5 minutes    MF Reload 13.7 hours
166R50-98 Missile guidance system (1)     Range 166.3m km    Resolution 50
P-200 (40)  Speed: 21 800 km/s   End: 94.8m    Range: 124m km   WH: 24    Size: 11    TH: 305/183/91

Gauntlet-5 Early warning system (1)     GPS 84     Range 11.8m km    MCR 1.3m km    Resolution 1
Nikolsky & Yefimov N&Y MR30-R100 Navigation Radar (1)     GPS 2800     Range 30.8m km    Resolution 100
MR415-R50M Active radar (1)     GPS 21000     Range 415.8m km    Resolution 50
TD10-140A98 (1)     Sensitivity 140     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  140m km
EMD10-140M98 (1)     Sensitivity 140     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  140m km

ECCM-2 (1)         ECM 20

I expressed my intention of keeping the class in use and asked if they have plans for further improvements to the class.

Comrade Avel Petrov, one of the Bureau's representatives (leading expert in propulsion and FTL systems) answered that the recent improvements in fuel efficiency and faster-than-light drives, would free up internal volume in the design, which could potentially be used to increase reliability of the design. One possible variant he says would use the SVZ-92R30B boosted internal confinement fusion engines, to increase the speed of the vessel. However he regretfully informed that a improved model of the VF 23000M97 "jump-drive" is still months away from being ready.

Another member of the representative team, comrade Igor Muravyov (expert of sensor technologies), said that they still have a upgrade package ready for the class that would improve it's electronic warfare systems, sensors and replace the propulsion system with the latest, more fuel efficient model. He further added that the proposed package would much improve the reliability of the class and provide additional cryogenic berths for emergencies.

Code: [Select]
Skory D class Frigate    23 000 tons     543 Crew     7317.5 BP      TCS 460  TH 384  EM 0
5217 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 3-72     Shields 0-0     Sensors 140/140/0/0     Damage Control Rating 80     PPV 92.64
Maint Life 3.74 Years     MSP 4977    AFR 211%    IFR 2.9%    1YR 557    5YR 8348    Max Repair 945 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 2   
Magazine 440    Cryogenic Berths 200   

VF 23000M97     Max Ship Size 23000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Bobrov Aerospace SVZ-92R30MF (4)    Power 600    Fuel Use 21%    Signature 96    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1 400 000 Litres    Range 52.2 billion km   (115 days at full power)

AK-222M Turret (4x8)    Range 50 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 5    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kashtan-260 (6x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 20000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
AK-222 M-17 Firecontrol (2)    Max Range: 240 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     96 92 88 83 79 75 71 67 62 58

P-200 Box Launcher (40)    Missile Size 11    Hangar Reload 82.5 minutes    MF Reload 13.7 hours
166R50-98 Missile guidance system (1)     Range 166.3m km    Resolution 50
P-200L (40)  Speed: 21 800 km/s   End: 106.8m    Range: 139.8m km   WH: 27    Size: 11    TH: 174/104/52

Gauntlet-6 Early warning system (1)     GPS 108     Range 15.1m km    MCR 1.6m km    Resolution 1
Nikolsky & Yefimov N&Y M117 Navigation Radar (1)     GPS 2520     Range 42.2m km    Resolution 70
MR534-R50 Active radar (1)     GPS 27000     Range 534.6m km    Resolution 50
TD10-140A98 (1)     Sensitivity 140     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  140m km
EMD10-140M98 (1)     Sensitivity 140     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  140m km

ECCM-3 (1)         ECM 30

Comrade Olender said that while the improved speed would increase the lifespan of the class, it would come at the cost of strategic capabilities, given the increased fuel usage that would cut it's range almost by half, even with the improved fuel efficiency.

I agreed with him, but pointed out that the logistics division of the Bureau of Logistics and Colonization has two groups of T-02 class jump-capable tankers that can be mobilized for the combat fleet's use for long-range operations.

I informed that it will be taken in consideration to upgrade quarter at minimum of the current Skory-class frigates to the proposed variant that would use the boosted engines.
With the situation and future of the Skory-class frigate concluded, I then moved on to the next generation of frigate-class ship.

Moscow had time and time again expressed their intend to keep Combat Fleet's warships as cost-efficient as possible. Following the instructions given over five years ago, a new generation of frigates was designed to employ the use of gausscannons and railguns rather than missiles. With the combat experience hard earned in the battles in HIP 21932, the future of space warfare doctrine will be a balance between missiles, speed and railguns.

Code: [Select]
Kanin class Frigate    26 000 tons     602 Crew     8161.7 BP      TCS 520  TH 499.2  EM 0
6000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 5-78     Shields 0-0     Sensors 126/70/0/0     Damage Control Rating 57     PPV 97.32
Maint Life 2.09 Years     MSP 3335    AFR 318%    IFR 4.4%    1YR 1023    5YR 15344    Max Repair 877.5 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 440   

VF 26000M109     Max Ship Size 26000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Bobrov Aerospace SVZ-92R30U (4)    Power 780    Fuel Use 53.95%    Signature 124.8    Exp 13%
Fuel Capacity 3 750 000 Litres    Range 48.1 billion km   (92 days at full power)

AK-222M Turret (2x8)    Range 50 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 5    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kashtan-250 (6x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 20000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
M-ZAK 30110 300mm Railgun (2x4)    Range 384 000km     TS: 6000 km/s     Power 21-5     RM 7    ROF 25        7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 4
AK-222 Firecontrol (1)    Max Range: 160 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     94 88 81 75 69 62 56 50 44 38
MR-110S10 Railgun firecontrol system (1)    Max Range: 384 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     97 95 92 90 87 84 82 79 77 74
RTS-44 Fusion Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 44    Armour 0    Exp 10%

P-200 Box Launcher (40)    Missile Size 11    Hangar Reload 82.5 minutes    MF Reload 13.7 hours
166R50-98 Missile guidance system (1)     Range 166.3m km    Resolution 50
P-200M (40)  Speed: 21 800 km/s   End: 95.2m    Range: 124.5m km   WH: 24    Size: 11    TH: 174/104/52

Nikolsky & Yefimov N&Y MR30-R100 Navigation Radar (1)     GPS 2800     Range 30.8m km    Resolution 100
Gauntlet-5 Early warning system (1)     GPS 84     Range 11.8m km    MCR 1.3m km    Resolution 1
MR280-R70M "Mir" Active radar (1)     GPS 19600     Range 328.0m km    Resolution 70
TD9-126 (1)     Sensitivity 126     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  126m km
EMD5-70M104 (1)     Sensitivity 70     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  70m km

ECCM-2 (1)         ECM 20

Comrade Muravyov said that retrofits had been carried out on the current ships in service to improve the combat capabilities and reliability of the design. Comrade Petrov continued the same line of discussion, saying that upgrade packages will be implemented when the new jump-drives will be ready and if they are approved

Code: [Select]
Kanin A class Frigate    26 000 tons     607 Crew     8164.95 BP      TCS 520  TH 499.2  EM 0
6000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 5-78     Shields 0-0     Sensors 126/70/0/0     Damage Control Rating 58     PPV 105.57
Maint Life 2.23 Years     MSP 3533    AFR 300%    IFR 4.2%    1YR 956    5YR 14338    Max Repair 877.5 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 495   

VF 26000M109     Max Ship Size 26000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Bobrov Aerospace SVZ-92R30B (4)    Power 780    Fuel Use 40.46%    Signature 124.8    Exp 13%
Fuel Capacity 3 250 000 Litres    Range 55.6 billion km   (107 days at full power)

AK-222M Turret (2x8)    Range 50 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 5    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kashtan-250 (6x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 20000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
M-ZAK 30110 300mm Railgun (2x4)    Range 384 000km     TS: 6000 km/s     Power 21-5     RM 7    ROF 25        7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 4
MR-110S10 Railgun firecontrol system (1)    Max Range: 384 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     97 95 92 90 87 84 82 79 77 74
AK-222 Firecontrol (1)    Max Range: 160 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     94 88 81 75 69 62 56 50 44 38
RTS-44 Fusion Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 44    Armour 0    Exp 10%

P-200 Box Launcher (45)    Missile Size 11    Hangar Reload 82.5 minutes    MF Reload 13.7 hours
166R50-98 Missile guidance system (1)     Range 166.3m km    Resolution 50
P-200L (45)  Speed: 21 800 km/s   End: 106.8m    Range: 139.8m km   WH: 27    Size: 11    TH: 174/104/52

MR280-R70M "Mir" Active radar (1)     GPS 19600     Range 328.0m km    Resolution 70
Nikolsky & Yefimov N&Y MR30-R100 Navigation Radar (1)     GPS 2800     Range 30.8m km    Resolution 100
Gauntlet-5 Early warning system (1)     GPS 84     Range 11.8m km    MCR 1.3m km    Resolution 1
TD9-126 (1)     Sensitivity 126     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  126m km
EMD5-70M104 (1)     Sensitivity 70     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  70m km

ECCM-3 (1)         ECM 20

Comrade Olender pointedly asked why the design had been upgraded with additional missile launchers against Moscow's wishes. To come to the Design Bureau's defense, I said that the Kanin-class frigates will be less numerous than the Skory-class frigates and that they will be working together in future operations, therefore they need to be packed with as much long-range punch as possible.

To which Olender admits that this is acceptable.

Comrade Petrov changes the subject by mentioning that the field trials of the Bobrov Aerospace SVZ-92R30B boosted engines have gone without a hitch, and that encouraged by it, the completely new Oscar-class cruiser under construction will be employing similiarly "boosted" engines.

Code: [Select]
Oscar class Cruiser    34 800 tons     840 Crew     12269.1 BP      TCS 696  TH 768  EM 0
6896 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 8-94     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 87     PPV 163.8
Maint Life 2.03 Years     MSP 5950    AFR 358%    IFR 5%    1YR 1924    5YR 28862    Max Repair 1350 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Flight Crew Berths 0   
Flag Bridge    Hangar Deck Capacity 125 tons     Magazine 546    Cryogenic Berths 200   

VF 34800M119     Max Ship Size 34800 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Dzik -Kepka  DK-1200B (4)    Power 1200    Fuel Use 49.6%    Signature 192    Exp 15%
Fuel Capacity 4 450 000 Litres    Range 46.4 billion km   (77 days at full power)

RB-480AM8 High Power Microwave (2)    Range 480 000km     TS: 6896 km/s     Power 16-4     RM 48    ROF 20        1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
AK-222M Turret (4x8)    Range 50 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 5    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kortik-4157 Turret (2x16)    Range 50 000km     TS: 30000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 5    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kashtan-260 (4x8)    Range 1000 km     TS: 20000 km/s     ROF 5       Base 50% To Hit
M-ZAK 350117 350mm Railgun (2x4)    Range 480 000km     TS: 6896 km/s     Power 27-5     RM 8    ROF 30        9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 7
MR-480KS10 Railgun firecontrol system (1)    Max Range: 480 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     98 96 94 92 90 88 85 83 81 79
AK-222 M-17 Firecontrol (1)    Max Range: 240 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     96 92 88 83 79 75 71 67 62 58
RTS-44 Fusion Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 44    Armour 0    Exp 10%

P-300 Box Launcher (42)    Missile Size 13    Hangar Reload 97.5 minutes    MF Reload 16.2 hours
453R100 Missile guidance system (1)     Range 453.6m km    Resolution 100
P-300K (42)  Speed: 27 700 km/s   End: 86.7m    Range: 144m km   WH: 30    Size: 13    TH: 184/110/55

MR534-R50 Active radar (1)     GPS 27000     Range 534.6m km    Resolution 50
Gauntlet-6 Early warning system (1)     GPS 108     Range 15.1m km    MCR 1.6m km    Resolution 1

ECCM-3 (1)         ECM 30

I mention my curiosity of the newest electronic warfare systems, such as the RB-480AM8 High Power Microwave projector and it's future potential. Comrade Olender said that considering the aliens apparent obliviousness to concepts of electromagnetic counter-measures, this system will be highly effective.

Another member of the Design Bureau's representative team, Comrade Olimpiusz Paprocki (leading expert in electronic warfare systems and study of energy weapons) said that his team is currently working on developing larger, longer range variants of high-powered microwave projection systems that could disable enemy starships without spending expendable ammunition.

I expressed my gratitude for Paprocki's and his team's work, and implored him to continue his work to decrease our reliance on expendable ammunition.

Comrade Paprocki thanked me and said that he'll tell my gratitudes to his team.

With all subjects covered, I asked everyone present if they have any questions.

None present asked any questions.

The meeting was concluded.

Fleet Admiral
Ilya Voskresensky

Four copies printed
1 – to Gs. V. Kalinin
2 – to Gru. G. Olender
3 – to Cde. V. I. Likhachev
4 – to file


20 October 2115
6
The Corporate Federation / Re: Corporate Federation - Comments
« Last post by King-Salomon on Yesterday at 04:22:36 PM »
well, the Republic could try to overwhelm the AMM defence with it's own AMM in attack mode... hoping that the defence own AMM are concentrating on shooting down AMM instead of the bigger boys...

also the attacking fleet could move way into the AMM radius of the defenders (just short of the energy weapons) to shorten the range and so the number of AMM attacks the attacking missiles have to survive.. this could and would most possible lead to an attack from the planet with AMM themself but the attacking fleet would have to take the damage to make sure it's own missiles reach the target... without the AMM a large enough missile wave (maybe beefed up with size 1 AMM too) could penetrate the defence...

I guess the Republic just should take the losses - it is used to win without looses.. at the beginning at the war they understood to take the looses if necessary.. guess they are a little bit self-satisfied :D

and... having to change doctrine to energy-weapon ships would mean to take those looses non the less...
7
The Corporate Federation / Re: Corporate Federation - Comments
« Last post by Kurt on Yesterday at 03:43:47 PM »
I'm pretty skeptical of the chances of this fast missile plan too. Even if the fleet lands some hits, will they actually do enough damage to degrade the orbital defenses?

The only other alternative that I (AKA: The Republic's Admiralty) could think of was either the armored missiles, or complete change in fleet design strategy.  The fast missiles will be easy, designed with off-the shelf components and built in existing munitions factories and fired from existing missile ships & pods.  It will only take a few months (okay, maybe a bit more than a 'few'), but if they fail the only other alternative is to build up a beam-armed fleet to challenge the Dregluk defenses at short range.  That is going to take some time and effort. 

However, the fast-missile option doesn't have to score a complete kill on the defenses to be a winning strategy.  If the first attack with fast missiles can degrade the defenses, even a little, then the follow-on attack should be decisive. 

Kurt

Kurt
8
The Corporate Federation / Re: Corporate Federation - Comments
« Last post by Karlito on Yesterday at 03:20:48 PM »
I'm pretty skeptical of the chances of this fast missile plan too. Even if the fleet lands some hits, will they actually do enough damage to degrade the orbital defenses?
9
The Corporate Federation / Republic: Ground attack in El Paso
« Last post by Kurt on Yesterday at 09:58:56 AM »
January 2, 2144, Earth
The Republic’s R&D establishment completes development work on fire control systems for the new 3rd generation meson cannon turrets intended for planetary defense.  These new turrets are equipped with four rapid-firing 150 mm meson cannons with a range of 180,000 kilometers, meaning that they can be used both for missile defense and defense against enemy ships that approach too close.  Work will begin on converting the existing Shield r1 class PDC’s to the Shield r2 standard almost immediately. 

January 14, 2144, Baton Rouge system
The 3rd Survey Group completes its gravitational survey of the system.  One additional jump point is found, approximately one billion kilometers from the two other jump points.  The new jump point has a Dregluk built gate.  The survey commander decides to probe the new system before continuing back up the chain towards the solar system. 

January 17, 2144
The 3rd Survey Group jumps out of the Baton Rouge system into a new system with a G1-V star 1.7 billion kilometers from their entry point.  The system contains six terrestrial planets and three gas giants, and is designated as the Oklahoma system.  One of the terrestrial planets has an oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere and is rated at a colony cost of 2.85 on the BuReLoc scale.  Lt. Commander Campbell, the senior officer commanding the 3rd, orders her group to separate and begin surveying the system.  The jump scout is dispatched to probe the fifth planet to determine if there is a Dregluk base there. 

January 18, 2144, 0512 hours, Austin system
1st Fleet scout Kit Carson detects nine Ant class small units 137 mkm’s out and closing on the jump point to Houston.  Fortunately, ASU missiles are the one thing the fleet has a relative abundance of, unlike Bludgeon and Thunderbolt missiles.  The five ASUM pods stationed at the jump point go to a higher alert level and begin preparing for action. 

Two and a half hours later the Dregluk units had closed and were within range of the Republican forces on the jump point.  Two ASUM Pods launched a total of twenty-seven missiles at the Dregluk units.  The missiles took just over seven minutes to reach their targets, and they obliterated seven of the nine, leaving one dead in space the other still apparently functional.  A second launch of four missiles sufficed to destroy the two remaining ships, leaving space around the jump point clear again. 

January 25, 2144, Solar System
The Admiralty’s R&D teams complete development work on three different types of Planetary Assault Missiles.  All three are variations of the basic Bludgeon and Thunderbolt designs, and use off-the-shelf parts, to minimize development time and cost. 

Planetary Attack Missile (Fast)
Size: 16
Speed: 78,100 km/s
Range: 152.6 mkm’s
WH: 26
Active Sensor and ECM (no armor)

Planetary Attack Missile, Light (Fast)
Size: 5
Speed: 100,000 km/s
Range: 86.1 mkm’s
WH: 4

Planetary Attack Missile, Armored
Size: 16
Speed: 39,100 km/s
Range: 152.6 mkm’s
WH: 26
Armor: 5
Active Sensor and ECM

After some consideration, the Admiralty decides to create a new attack plan based on the two “Fast” planetary attack missile designs.  They hope that the speed of the new missiles will be enough to bypass the Dregluk AMM defenses, and at the very least degrade their gauss cannon defense as well.  Certainly, a missile travelling at a third of light speed will be difficult to stop, and the Admiralty has high hopes.  It will take months for the munitions industry in the Solar System to construct enough missiles to fill the 1st Fleet’s magazines, so in the mean time Admiral Wallace is ordered to blockade Dregluk Prime and prevent any Dregluk ships from escaping the system. 

February 7, 2144, Houston system
Ammunition transports had arrived from the Solar System to replenish the fleet’s magazines, and finally most of the fleet’s ships were rearmed and ready for action.  Instead of another pointless attack on Dregluk Prime, or merely waiting until the new planetary assault missiles were ready, Admiral Wallace decided to begin eliminating or conquering known Dregluk infestations outside of their home system.  To this end, she dispatched a heavy task group, with Fleet Docks, munitions ships, and troop transports, back up the chain of stars to the Portland system.  From there they would divert to the El Paso system, where several Dregluk outposts or settlements had been detected.  The task group consisted of two assault Ships, two destroyer escorts, three fast frigates, six ASM frigates, eleven missile boats, and two ASUM pods, along with various support craft and transports. 

February 30, 2144, Salt Lake System
The task group is finally assembled and refueled.  Captain Harper gives the order and her two Essex class assault ships jump out, accompanied by two destroyer escorts.  They materialize in the Dregluk-occupied El Paso system and immediately determine that the area around the jump point is clear.  After the rest of the fleet transits in, Captain Harper orders the fleet and its troop transports to advance on the system primary.  She leaves her support ships at the jump point, covered by the 2nd LR Missile Group.  The voyage in-system will take over seven days, as the jump point is positioned mid-way between the system’s primary and secondary stars. 

March 9, 2144, El Paso System
Captain Harper’s force is approaching the smaller of the two known Dregluk outposts in the system when it detects twelve Dregluk freighters fleeing across the system.  After considering it for a short time, he detaches two ASM frigates and a destroyer escort to shadow the freighters, while his main group continues towards the Dregluk outpost.   The fleet’s scans from the last time they were in this system indicated that the two known outposts were composed of numerous automated industrial sites, almost certainly mines, with ground force protection.  If the Dregluk had emplaced populations since then his orders were to eliminate them, but, if not, then Captain Harper’s force was to overwhelm the defenders and secure the mining sites for the Republic, thus depriving the Dregluk Imperium of their use. 

March 12, 2144, El Paso System
The 1st Marine Raider Brigade is landed on the smaller Dregluk outpost in the system.  Operations begin immediately against the Dregluk forces dug in around their mining facilities. 

March 18, 2144, El Paso System
The marines come up against numerous and determined Dregluk defensive ground units, and make little headway.  In space, the Dregluk freighters originally moved away from the invading human force, but then turned back towards the human ships.  By this time, the squadron Captain Harper assigned to follow them is low on fuel, and it doesn’t appear that they are going to lead the fleet anywhere useful, so Captain Harper orders his Lake class ASM frigates to engage and destroy the Dregluk ships.  In the meantime, he calls his support ships forward to join his force, leaving the LR missile boats at the jump point. 

Soon, thirty-six Thunderbolt IV ASM’s were speeding towards the oblivious Dregluk freighters.  Twenty minutes later the missile attack was over and two of the freighters were drifting hulks.  Captain Harper ordered a second attack on the freighters to finish them off.   

April 5, 2144, Ganymede
BuReLoc certifies that Ganymede’s environment is now completely Earth-compatible, meaning that all restrictions on transfers to Ganymede and local births have been lifted.  The terraformers in orbit will return to Earth to rebalance its environment before moving on to their next assignment.   

April 12, 2144, El Paso
Reinforcements finally arrive for the beleaguered marines on Dregluk Outpost #2.  An infantry brigade and an assortment of replacements and garrison battalions are landed today, and the new infantry brigade immediately joins the attack.  Two additional infantry brigades are on their way from Earth. 
10
The Academy / Re: Small Missiles in too big of Launchers.
« Last post by JacenHan on Yesterday at 08:59:17 AM »
You could also design two-stage missile that has no fuel or engine and is basically a  shell that immediately releases 24 missiles. I've never done this myself but I remember it being discussed a while back. You have to remember to set the seperation range to be greater than the sub munition's range. You could alternatively build an actual MIRV that extends the range of the size 1 missiles. However both of these options remove the ability to use them in a smaller launcher.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10