Thought I'd post the makeup of my soon-to-be current battle groups, maybe get some feedback about my small craft in particular. Each eight-warship battle group (determined by jump-engine squadron limit) is composed of a 60,000t jump-carrier, a 40,000t dreadnaught (jack-of-all-trades half-capacity carrier, primary sensor platform, destroyer), two 30,000t large destroyers (destroyer leader hulls), two 20,000t destroyers, and two 10,000t frigates.

`[CV] Europe Mod.C class Carrier 60 000 tons 1602 Crew 16756.36 BP TCS 1200 TH 12000 EM 9000`

10000 km/s JR 8-1000 Armour 6-136 Shields 300-300 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 171 PPV 44.55

Maint Life 6.16 Years MSP 23055 AFR 218% IFR 3% 1YR 1043 5YR 15640 Max Repair 1509 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 18 months Flight Crew Berths 83

Hangar Deck Capacity 10000 tons Magazine 867

J60300(8-1000) Military Jump Drive Max Ship Size 60300 tons Distance 1000k km Squadron Size 8

2000 EP/ E1 Solid Core AM Drive (6) Power 2000 Fuel Use 12.5% Signature 2000 Exp 10%

Fuel Capacity 5 750 000 Litres Range 138.0 billion km (159 days at full power)

Shields Xi-R300/360 (60) Total Fuel Cost 900 Litres per hour (21 600 per day)

Twin Gauss LV4-100/ROF-5 Mk.2 Turret (3x10) Range 40 000km TS: 40000 km/s Power 0-0 RM 4 ROF 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC S02-R75k TS40000 (3) Max Range: 150 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 93 87 80 73 67 60 53 47 40 33

ASM-SR4 [S6, WH16, R31] (144) Speed: 77 600 km/s End: 6.7m Range: 31.1m km WH: 16 Size: 6 TH: 569/341/170

AS100/32 MX384m -R4 -S6 (1) GPS 2400 Range 384.0m km Resolution 4

AS100/32 MX800m -R100 -S2.5 (1) GPS 25000 Range 800.0m km Resolution 100

Compact ECCM-4 (3) ECM 50

Strike Group

24x C/A-5E Aesculapian Strikefighter Speed: 27027 km/s Size: 4.44

10x C/F-6B Fer-de-lance Interceptor Speed: 36144 km/s Size: 6.64

1x SH/SR-4 Ratfish Rescue Shuttle Speed: 24000 km/s Size: 5

2x SH/SR-3B Rasbora Rescue Shuttle Speed: 29702 km/s Size: 4.04

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

`[DN] Han Xin Mod.B class Dreadnought 40 000 tons 1027 Crew 18905.96 BP TCS 800 TH 8000 EM 6000`

10000 km/s Armour 6-104 Shields 200-300 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 109 PPV 106.09

Maint Life 4.33 Years MSP 14563 AFR 259% IFR 3.6% 1YR 1248 5YR 18718 Max Repair 1800 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 18 months Flight Crew Berths 41

Hangar Deck Capacity 5125 tons Magazine 931

2000 EP/ E1 Solid Core AM Drive (4) Power 2000 Fuel Use 12.5% Signature 2000 Exp 10%

Fuel Capacity 3 620 000 Litres Range 130.3 billion km (150 days at full power)

Shields Xi-R300/360 (40) Total Fuel Cost 600 Litres per hour (14 400 per day)

Twin 20cm C10 FXR Mk.2 Laser Turret (2x2) Range 600 000km TS: 40000 km/s Power 20-20 RM 8 ROF 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8

Twin Gauss LV4-100/ROF-5 Mk.2 Turret (3x10) Range 40 000km TS: 40000 km/s Power 0-0 RM 4 ROF 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC S02-R75k TS40000 (3) Max Range: 150 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 93 87 80 73 67 60 53 47 40 33

FC S08 R-300k TS-40000 (2) Max Range: 600 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 98 97 95 93 92 90 88 87 85 83

P8-S.5 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (8) Total Power Output 64 Armour 0 Exp 5%

ML S1-RL5s [AMM] (16) Missile Size 1 Rate of Fire 5

ML S4- RL345 (33% Reduction) (12) Missile Size 4 Rate of Fire 345

MFC-AC 384m -R4 -S2 [100/32] (4) Range 384.0m km Resolution 4

MFC 96/10m -R1 -S1 [100/32] (8) Range 96.0m km Resolution 1

ASM-SR4 [S6, WH16, R31] (48) Speed: 77 600 km/s End: 6.7m Range: 31.1m km WH: 16 Size: 6 TH: 569/341/170

ASM-LR4A [S4, WH12, R230] (84) Speed: 56 100 km/s End: 68.3m Range: 230.1m km WH: 12 Size: 4 TH: 336/202/101

AMM-4A [R7.9m] (304) Speed: 110 400 km/s End: 1.2m Range: 7.9m km WH: 1 Size: 1 TH: 2428/1457/728

AS100/32 PD3.4m -MX32m -R1 -S1 (1) GPS 100 Range 32.0m km MCR 3.5m km Resolution 1

AS100/32 MX384m -R4 -S6 (1) GPS 2400 Range 384.0m km Resolution 4

AS100/32 PD13m -MX128m -R1 -S4 (1) GPS 400 Range 128.0m km MCR 13.9m km Resolution 1

AS100/32 MX1.1b -R100 -S3.5 (1) GPS 35000 Range 1 120.0m km Resolution 100

Compact ECCM-4 (13) ECM 50

Strike Group

1x SH/SR-4 Ratfish Rescue Shuttle Speed: 24000 km/s Size: 5

12x C/A-5C Aesculapian Strikefighter Speed: 27027 km/s Size: 4.44

1x SH/SR-3B Rasbora Rescue Shuttle Speed: 29702 km/s Size: 4.04

5x C/F-6B Fer-de-lance Interceptor Speed: 36144 km/s Size: 6.64

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

`[DL] Dyeus Mod.B class Destroyer Leader 30 000 tons 810 Crew 15475.06 BP TCS 600 TH 6000 EM 6000`

10000 km/s Armour 6-86 Shields 200-300 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 72 PPV 119.37

Maint Life 4.29 Years MSP 10559 AFR 219% IFR 3.1% 1YR 920 5YR 13805 Max Repair 1800 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 18 months Flight Crew Berths 8

Hangar Deck Capacity 500 tons Magazine 955

2000 EP/ E1 Solid Core AM Drive (3) Power 2000 Fuel Use 12.5% Signature 2000 Exp 10%

Fuel Capacity 2 550 000 Litres Range 122.4 billion km (141 days at full power)

Shields Xi-R300/360 (40) Total Fuel Cost 600 Litres per hour (14 400 per day)

Twin 20cm C10 FXR Mk.2 Laser Turret (1x2) Range 600 000km TS: 40000 km/s Power 20-20 RM 8 ROF 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8

Twin Gauss LV4-100/ROF-5 Mk.2 Turret (4x10) Range 40 000km TS: 40000 km/s Power 0-0 RM 4 ROF 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC S08 R-300k TS-40000 (1) Max Range: 600 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 98 97 95 93 92 90 88 87 85 83

FC S02-R75k TS40000 (4) Max Range: 150 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 93 87 80 73 67 60 53 47 40 33

P8-S.5 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (1) Total Power Output 8 Armour 0 Exp 5%

P3.2-S0.2 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (4) Total Power Output 12.8 Armour 0 Exp 5%

ML S1-RL5s [AMM] (24) Missile Size 1 Rate of Fire 5

ML S4- RL345 (33% Reduction) (16) Missile Size 4 Rate of Fire 345

MFC-AC 384m -R4 -S2 [100/32] (8) Range 384.0m km Resolution 4

MFC 96/10m -R1 -S1 [100/32] (8) Range 96.0m km Resolution 1

ASM-LR4A [S4, WH12, R230] (160) Speed: 56 100 km/s End: 68.3m Range: 230.1m km WH: 12 Size: 4 TH: 336/202/101

AMM-4A [R7.9m] (315) Speed: 110 400 km/s End: 1.2m Range: 7.9m km WH: 1 Size: 1 TH: 2428/1457/728

AS100/32 PD10m -MX96m -R1 -S3 (1) GPS 300 Range 96.0m km MCR 10.5m km Resolution 1

AS100/32 PD3.4m -MX32m -R1 -S1 (1) GPS 100 Range 32.0m km MCR 3.5m km Resolution 1

AS100/32 MX384m -R4 -S6 (1) GPS 2400 Range 384.0m km Resolution 4

Compact ECCM-4 (13) ECM 40

Strike Group

1x SH/SR-4 Ratfish Rescue Shuttle Speed: 24000 km/s Size: 5

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

`[D] Russia Mod.B class Destroyer 20 000 tons 533 Crew 9373.8 BP TCS 400 TH 4000 EM 4500`

10000 km/s Armour 6-65 Shields 150-300 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 60 PPV 86.43

Maint Life 4.05 Years MSP 5917 AFR 158% IFR 2.2% 1YR 578 5YR 8670 Max Repair 1000 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 18 months Flight Crew Berths 3

Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons Magazine 626

2000 EP/ E1 Solid Core AM Drive (2) Power 2000 Fuel Use 12.5% Signature 2000 Exp 10%

Fuel Capacity 1 670 000 Litres Range 120.2 billion km (139 days at full power)

Shields Xi-R300/360 (30) Total Fuel Cost 450 Litres per hour (10 800 per day)

20cm C10 Far X-Ray Laser (3) Range 600 000km TS: 10000 km/s Power 10-10 RM 8 ROF 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8

Twin Gauss LV4-100/ROF-5 Mk.2 Turret (3x10) Range 40 000km TS: 40000 km/s Power 0-0 RM 4 ROF 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC S02-R75k TS40000 (3) Max Range: 150 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 93 87 80 73 67 60 53 47 40 33

FC S2-R300k TS10000 (1) Max Range: 600 000 km TS: 10000 km/s 98 97 95 93 92 90 88 87 85 83

P3.2-S0.2 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (2) Total Power Output 6.4 Armour 0 Exp 5%

P8-S.5 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (3) Total Power Output 24 Armour 0 Exp 5%

ML S1-RL5s [AMM] (12) Missile Size 1 Rate of Fire 5

ML S3 -RL200s (33% Reduction) (12) Missile Size 3 Rate of Fire 200

MFC 96/10m -R1 -S1 [100/32] (6) Range 96.0m km Resolution 1

AMM-4 [R3.2] (302) Speed: 110 400 km/s End: 0.5m Range: 3.2m km WH: 1 Size: 1 TH: 2097/1258/629

ACM-4B [S3, WH9, R57] (108) Speed: 73 600 km/s End: 13m Range: 57.3m km WH: 9 Size: 3 TH: 515/309/154

AS100/32 PD6.9m -MX64m -R1 -S2 (1) GPS 200 Range 64.0m km MCR 7.0m km Resolution 1

AS100/32 PD13m -MX128m -R1 -S4 (1) GPS 400 Range 128.0m km MCR 13.9m km Resolution 1

Compact ECCM-4 (10) ECM 40

Strike Group

1x SH/SR-4 Ratfish Rescue Shuttle Speed: 24000 km/s Size: 5

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

`[F] Aquae Sextae Mod.C class Frigate 10 000 tons 285 Crew 5168.9 BP TCS 200 TH 2000 EM 3300`

10000 km/s Armour 6-41 Shields 110-300 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 28 PPV 56.55

Maint Life 3.76 Years MSP 2827 AFR 91% IFR 1.3% 1YR 312 5YR 4682 Max Repair 1000 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 18 months Spare Berths 1

2000 EP/ E1 Solid Core AM Drive (1) Power 2000 Fuel Use 12.5% Signature 2000 Exp 10%

Fuel Capacity 825 000 Litres Range 118.8 billion km (137 days at full power)

Shields Xi-R300/360 (22) Total Fuel Cost 330 Litres per hour (7 920 per day)

20cm C10 Far X-Ray Laser (2) Range 600 000km TS: 10000 km/s Power 10-10 RM 8 ROF 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8

Twin Gauss LV4-100/ROF-5 Mk.2 Turret (3x10) Range 40 000km TS: 40000 km/s Power 0-0 RM 4 ROF 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC S02-R75k TS40000 (3) Max Range: 150 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 93 87 80 73 67 60 53 47 40 33

FC S2-R300k TS10000 (1) Max Range: 600 000 km TS: 10000 km/s 98 97 95 93 92 90 88 87 85 83

P9.6-S.6 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (1) Total Power Output 9.6 Armour 0 Exp 5%

P3.2-S0.2 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (3) Total Power Output 9.6 Armour 0 Exp 5%

AS100/32 PD348k -MX3.2m -R1 -S.1 (1) GPS 10 Range 3.2m km MCR 349k km Resolution 1

Compact ECCM-4 (3) ECM 40

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

Engagements by previous versions of the *Aquae Sextae* class make me doubt their continued utility---they've been a bit of a third wheel when the dreadnaughts, and various destroyers are more capable beam combatants, so they've functioned primarily as too-expensive, glorified PD platforms. Subsequent to refits of older *Aquae Sextaes* I'll be retooling the frigate shipyards to turn out these more versatile frigates:

`[F] Poitiers class Missile Frigate 10 000 tons 277 Crew 4753.72 BP TCS 200 TH 2000 EM 1950`

10000 km/s Armour 6-41 Shields 65-300 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 28 PPV 47.7

Maint Life 3.66 Years MSP 2585 AFR 91% IFR 1.3% 1YR 299 5YR 4482 Max Repair 1000 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 18 months Spare Berths 1

Magazine 301

2000 EP/ E1 Solid Core AM Drive (1) Power 2000 Fuel Use 12.5% Signature 2000 Exp 10%

Fuel Capacity 825 000 Litres Range 118.8 billion km (137 days at full power)

Shields Xi-R300/360 (13) Total Fuel Cost 195 Litres per hour (4 680 per day)

20cm C10 Far X-Ray Laser (1) Range 600 000km TS: 10000 km/s Power 10-10 RM 8 ROF 5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8

Twin Gauss LV4-100/ROF-5 Mk.2 Turret (2x10) Range 40 000km TS: 40000 km/s Power 0-0 RM 4 ROF 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC S2-R300k TS10000 (1) Max Range: 600 000 km TS: 10000 km/s 98 97 95 93 92 90 88 87 85 83

FC S02-R75k TS40000 (2) Max Range: 150 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 93 87 80 73 67 60 53 47 40 33

P3.2-S0.2 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (1) Total Power Output 3.2 Armour 0 Exp 5%

P8-S.5 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (1) Total Power Output 8 Armour 0 Exp 5%

ML S1-RL5s [AMM] (12) Missile Size 1 Rate of Fire 5

MFC 96/10m -R1 -S1 [100/32] (4) Range 96.0m km Resolution 1

AMM-4A [R7.9m] (301) Speed: 110 400 km/s End: 1.2m Range: 7.9m km WH: 1 Size: 1 TH: 2428/1457/728

AS100/32 PD3.4m -MX32m -R1 -S1 (1) GPS 100 Range 32.0m km MCR 3.5m km Resolution 1

Compact ECCM-4 (3) Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes]

I wonder if my battle group craft complement leaves something to be desired, both in the design of the craft and in my combat doctrine. In my last major battle, I lost all my strikecraft to alien AMMs. My response was sensor research, longer-range MFCs, and longer-ranged missiles because I don't fully trust my railgun interceptors and never have---they weren't accompanying the strikecraft. I could be wrong, or I might feel differently if I had more than five per strikecraft squadron, but I like the synergies between the number of strikecarft and their carriers' magazine capacity too much to change squadron composition.

`C/A-5E Aesculapian class Strikefighter 222 tons 1 Crew 163.2 BP TCS 4.44 TH 120 EM 0`

27027 km/s Armour 1-3 Shields 0-0 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 0 PPV 1.8

Maint Life 0 Years MSP 0 AFR 44% IFR 0.6% 1YR 9 5YR 131 Max Repair 60 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 0.1 months Spare Berths 3

Magazine 12

120 EP/ E3 Solid Core AM Drive (1) Power 120 Fuel Use 385.82% Signature 120 Exp 30%

Fuel Capacity 5 000 Litres Range 1.1 billion km (10 hours at full power)

Box Launcher S6-HR45m-Mk.2 (2) Missile Size 6 Hangar Reload 45 minutes MF Reload 7.5 hours

MFC-AC 91/22m -R10 -S.3 [100/32] (1) Range 91.1m km Resolution 10

ASM-SR4A [S6,WH25, R53] (2) Speed: 77 600 km/s End: 11.4m Range: 53m km WH: 25 Size: 6 TH: 620/372/186

Small Craft ECCM-2 (1) ECM 20

Missile to hit chances are vs targets moving at 3000 km/s, 5000 km/s and 10,000 km/s

This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes

`C/F-6B Fer-de-lance class Interceptor 332 tons 4 Crew 300 BP TCS 6.64 TH 240 EM 0`

36144 km/s Armour 1-4 Shields 0-0 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 0 PPV 3

Maint Life 0 Years MSP 0 AFR 66% IFR 0.9% 1YR 20 5YR 301 Max Repair 112 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 0.1 months Spare Berths 0

120 EP/ E3 Solid Core AM Drive (2) Power 120 Fuel Use 385.82% Signature 120 Exp 30%

Fuel Capacity 10 000 Litres Range 1.4 billion km (10 hours at full power)

10cm Railgun V4/C3/R40k (1x4) Range 40 000km TS: 36144 km/s Power 3-3 RM 4 ROF 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC S0.5/ R75k/ TS40k (FTR) (1) Max Range: 150 000 km TS: 40000 km/s 93 87 80 73 67 60 53 47 40 33

P3.2-S0.2 Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant (1) Total Power Output 3.2 Armour 0 Exp 5%

Small Craft ECCM-2 (1) This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes

`SH/SR-3B Rasbora class Rescue Shuttle 202 tons 2 Crew 155 BP TCS 4.04 TH 28.8 EM 0`

29702 km/s Armour 1-3 Shields 0-0 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 0 PPV 0

Maint Life 0 Years MSP 0 AFR 40% IFR 0.6% 1YR 7 5YR 101 Max Repair 120 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 0.3 months Spare Berths 0

Cryogenic Berths 200

120 EP/ E3/ TR.25 Solid Core AM Drive (1) Power 120 Fuel Use 385.82% Signature 28.8 Exp 30%

Fuel Capacity 85 000 Litres Range 19.6 billion km (7 days at full power)

Active MR1mk/ PD125k/ R1 (1) GPS 5 Range 1.2m km MCR 125k km Resolution 1

This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes

`SH/SR-4 Ratfish class Rescue Shuttle 250 tons 3 Crew 155.6 BP TCS 5 TH 28.8 EM 0`

24000 km/s Armour 1-3 Shields 0-0 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 0 PPV 0

Maint Life 0 Years MSP 0 AFR 50% IFR 0.7% 1YR 7 5YR 100 Max Repair 120 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 4 months Spare Berths 0

Cryogenic Berths 400

120 EP/ E3/ TR.25 Solid Core AM Drive (1) Power 120 Fuel Use 385.82% Signature 28.8 Exp 30%

Fuel Capacity 85 000 Litres Range 15.9 billion km (7 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes

`SH/TRN-05 Taimen class Fleet Support Vessel 100 tons 4 Crew 16.8 BP TCS 2 TH 1 EM 0`

500 km/s Armour 1-1 Shields 0-0 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 0 PPV 0

Maint Life 0 Years MSP 52 AFR 0% IFR 0% 1YR 0 5YR 0 Max Repair 18 MSP

Intended Deployment Time: 18 months Spare Berths 1

1 EP Nuclear Thermal Engine (1) Power 1 Fuel Use 0.44% Signature 1 Exp 2%

Fuel Capacity 5 000 Litres Range 2045.5 billion km (47348 days at full power)

This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes