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Crusade - Background
« on: July 01, 2019, 12:40:02 PM »
By the early 22nd Century, the nations of Earth had discovered Trans-Newtonian technology, explored more than two hundred star systems and established a number of large colonies. Without warning, human space was invaded by an aggressive alien race with a substantial technological advantage. Humanity fell back on all fronts. After the initial chaos, a global alliance was formed to fight the aliens. Scouting missions were sent into deep space to find the alien centres of production so they could be targeted by a counter-strike. Those missions either returned empty-handed or failed to return at all. The alien populations were assumed to be too distant or too well-defended to attack, so humanity was left with no choice but to conduct a defensive war.

Despite gallant resistance, the human colonies fell one by one. The final defence of Earth inflicted considerable damage on the alien invaders but it was not enough. A ground invasion was accompanied by substantial orbital bombardment. Civilian casualties were catastrophic. When the final human resistance was overcome and the last of the Trans-Newtonian installations destroyed, the aliens boarded their ships and left, apparently more interested in devastating human worlds than in claiming them. Only pockets of humanity remained, living in near-medieval conditions in a cold, irradiated wasteland.

In the centuries that followed, some semblance of civilisation returned with the emergence of small city states. Even though knowledge of the Fall was part of collective human memory in the form of myths and legends, humanity was fractured and small wars still broke out over territory or resources. One state, known as the Imperium, expanded quickly as a result of conquering its neighbours with swift and effective military campaigns. Those campaigns were aided by propaganda from the Imperium claiming that humanity must unite and prepare for another alien attack. This was effective enough to bring some small powers into the fold without military action and the Imperium grew.

By the dawn of the twenty-sixth century, Earth was united under the banner of the recently renamed Terran Imperium. It was accepted wisdom across the globe that aliens were an existential threat and that the Imperium had to be ready for their return. Trans-Newtonian physics were re-discovered and the Imperium became a Trans-Newtonian Power, building factories, shipyards and research facilities. Spacecraft were built, although remained in Earth orbit initially. The leader of the Imperium, known only as The Emperor, did not wish to venture into space, even to the rest of the solar system, until humanity was ready. Concern was high that the aliens had left some form of monitoring system to alert them to humanity venturing forth from its home. Detailed pre-fall records, such as survey data, the location of extra-solar colonies and even the identity of the alien invaders, had been lost so a complete resurvey was necessary. On the symbolic date of January 1st 2500, the Emperor gave the order for the first survey frigates to leave orbit.

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Campaign Notes: Unlike earlier semi-WH40k campaigns, this campaign will use the WH40k Imperium as a doctrinal guide. Ship classes will mirror the general capabilities of classes of the Imperial Navy, based on the type and number of weapons specified for the ship classes in the Battlefleet Gothic board game. I will have to make exceptions for jump-capable and survey ships, as they don’t exist in BFG, so I will choose a design and reduce weapons to allow room for the drive and/or sensors. There is also a much wider variety of non-warships in Aurora compared to BFG so I will create those from scratch and use names appropriate to the theme.

For the ship lists, I am primarily using the BFG Expanded Revised edition, plus I may use the Additional Ships Compendium for roles not covered by the standard ship lists. Ground forces will be based on the equipment of Imperial Guard, Space Marines and other Imperial forces from the WH40k 8th edition codices. In order to utilise the nomenclature of the Imperial Navy, railguns of 12cm or more will be named weapon batteries, gauss turrets will become defence turrets, CIWS are commercial defence turrets, reduced-size gauss cannon on small craft will be Lascannon, particle beams will be lance batteries and missiles will become torpedoes. There are various attack craft in WH40k which will be harder to replicate exactly, but I will stay true to their intended roles.

To reflect the theme and to allow me to include all the listed weapons, I intend to ‘go large’ with the ship design, with light cruisers at 18,000 tons and cruisers at 36,000 tons, and to provide higher endurance in terms of fuel, engineering and crew quarters than I normally would. This will not produce ‘efficient’ ships. In fact, this approach results in some spectacularly bad designs, but good design is not the intention. This is a role-play campaign based on a WH40k Imperial Navy theme.

With all the above in mind, I made a number of changes to the starting setup:
•   Almost all installations, such as factories and research facilities, are based on a population of one billion.
•   Research Points are double normal for a population of one billion to allow for the variety of starting weapons.
•   Shipyards are customised for the ship classes. This results a large number of shipyards, although the vast majority have only a single slipway. Also, the Imperium doesn’t have the resources to use them all.
•   Starting Build Points are six times normal for a population of one billion, on the assumption the Imperium has been building up the largest fleet it can support before venturing into the galaxy.
•   The number of maintenance facilities is based on supporting the starting fleet
•   The actual population is increased from one billion to one point two five billion to provide workers for the extra shipyards and maintenance facilities.


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Imperial Navy Ship Designs
The Sword class frigate is a workhorse for the Imperium, capable of independent operations, functioning as part of a frigate squadron or acting an escort for larger warships. The primary armament comprises four Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Batteries, with each battery firing four projectiles every fifteen seconds out to a range of 90,000 kilometres. The secondary armament is a pair of Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-1 Defence Turrets. The primary function of the defence turrets is to destroy hostile torpedoes, with each one firing three rounds every five seconds. The turrets are capable of tracking and destroying much faster targets than the weapon batteries, although the latter can also function in a defensive mode, using volume of fire to compensate for slower tracking. Passive defences include armour and a single Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield. With a full suite of sensors, the Sword can locate hostile ships with her active augur array at more than fifty million kilometres, detect incoming torpedoes and conduct passive searches with both thermal and electromagnetic augur arrays.
 
Sword class Frigate      7,500 tons       220 Crew       1,079.9 BP       TCS 150    TH 600    EM 600
4000 km/s      Armour 3-34       Shields 20-300       HTK 54      Sensors 6/4/0/0      DCR 4      PPV 40.8
Maint Life 2.49 Years     MSP 359    AFR 112%    IFR 1.6%    1YR 80    5YR 1,207    Max Repair 150 MSP
Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG 
Intended Deployment Time: 15 months    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-300 Ion Drive (2)    Power 600    Fuel Use 44.27%    Signature 300    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 355,000 Litres    Range 19.2 billion km (55 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (1)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-1 Defence Turret (2x3)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (4x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Weapons Battery Fire Control (2)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-6 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 13.4    Exp 5%

MK I Frigate Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 4800     Range 51.3m km    Resolution 100
MK I Small Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 4     Range 2.9m km    MCR 310.9k km    Resolution 1
MK I Small Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 4     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  15.8m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Firestorm class frigate is a modification of the original Sword, replacing two of the four weapon batteries with a pair of V4-200 Lance Batteries. Although the Lances generate less raw damage than the weapons they replace, they reach out to 200,000 km and maintain their damage output across that range. They require more internal space than the weapon batteries, so the Firestorm design sacrifices the passive sensors of the Sword and nine percent of the fuel storage.

Firestorm class Frigate      7,500 tons       223 Crew       1,101.6 BP       TCS 150    TH 600    EM 600
4000 km/s      Armour 3-34       Shields 20-300       HTK 52      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 4      PPV 42.8
Maint Life 2.47 Years     MSP 367    AFR 112%    IFR 1.6%    1YR 83    5YR 1,246    Max Repair 150 MSP
Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG 
Intended Deployment Time: 15 months    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-300 Ion Drive (2)    Power 600    Fuel Use 44.27%    Signature 300    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 330,000 Litres    Range 17.9 billion km (51 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (1)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-1 Defence Turret (2x3)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (2x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
Valentinian Precision Armaments V4-200 Lance Battery (2)    Range 200,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 10-3    ROF 20       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Weapons Battery Fire Control (2)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-6 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 13.4    Exp 5%

MK I Frigate Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 4800     Range 51.3m km    Resolution 100
MK I Small Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 4     Range 2.9m km    MCR 310.9k km    Resolution 1

The Falchion class is a jump-capable ship based on a modified Sword hull. To create space for the 1500-ton Ravenor Drive Systems RM-75 Military Jump Drive, a defence turret and half the weapon batteries have been removed. The armour has also been reduced and the primary active augur array replaced with a less capable installation. The loss of offensive firepower is made up by the tactical and strategic flexibility the Falchion provides to frigate squadrons.

Falchion class Frigate      7,500 tons       219 Crew       965.4 BP       TCS 150    TH 600    EM 600
4000 km/s    JR 3-50      Armour 2-34       Shields 20-300       HTK 50      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 4      PPV 20.4
Maint Life 2.40 Years     MSP 362    AFR 100%    IFR 1.4%    1YR 86    5YR 1,293    Max Repair 150 MSP
Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 15 months    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RM-75 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 7500 tons    Distance 50k km     Sqdn Size 3
Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-300 Ion Drive (2)    Power 600    Fuel Use 44.27%    Signature 300    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 363,000 Litres    Range 19.7 billion km (56 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (1)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-1 Defence Turret (1x3)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (2x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
Trajan-Vandis TV-6 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 6.7    Exp 5%

MK I Corvette Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 3200     Range 41.9m km    Resolution 100
MK I Small Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 4     Range 2.9m km    MCR 310.9k km    Resolution 1

The conversion of the Sword hull to the Tempest class survey frigate followed a similar path to the Falchion, with the same weapon systems removed and the armour similarly reduced. However, instead of a jump drive the Tempest gained two gravitational survey sensors, two geological survey sensors, an increase in endurance from fifteen to twenty-four months, a larger engineering deck and an eighty percent increase in fuel storage. The Tempest will serve within expeditionary fleets, where the Falchion class will be available to provide jump capability.

Tempest class Survey Frigate      7,500 tons       207 Crew       1,304.7 BP       TCS 150    TH 600    EM 600
4000 km/s      Armour 2-34       Shields 20-300       HTK 52      Sensors 6/8/2/2      DCR 5      PPV 20.4
Maint Life 3.46 Years     MSP 543    AFR 90%    IFR 1.2%    1YR 69    5YR 1,038    Max Repair 150 MSP
Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-300 Ion Drive (2)    Power 600    Fuel Use 44.27%    Signature 300    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 628,000 Litres    Range 34 billion km (98 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (1)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-1 Defence Turret (1x3)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (2x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
Trajan-Vandis TV-6 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 6.7    Exp 5%

MK I Frigate Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 4800     Range 51.3m km    Resolution 100
MK I Small Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 4     Range 2.9m km    MCR 310.9k km    Resolution 1
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km
Gravitational Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour
Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

The Cobra class Destroyer is yet another variant of the Sword-class hull. Imperial escort-class ships are divided into two sub-types; frigates and destroyers. Frigates have a pure energy-based armament while destroyers mount one or more torpedo launchers. Compared to the original Sword design, the Cobra removes three of the four weapon batteries and one of the two defence turrets. In their place are two torpedo launchers and sufficient magazine space for fifty standard torpedoes or variants. One of the two weapon battery fire controls is replaced with a torpedo fire control system. The standard torpedo has a powerful warhead, a speed of 20,400 km/s and a range of fifty million kilometres. On-board active sensors are capable of detecting their own target if the intended target is already destroyed or contact is lost with the launching ship.

Cobra class Destroyer      7,500 tons       189 Crew       1,037 BP       TCS 150    TH 600    EM 600
4000 km/s      Armour 3-34       Shields 20-300       HTK 50      Sensors 6/4/0/0      DCR 4      PPV 26.4
Maint Life 2.28 Years     MSP 345    AFR 112%    IFR 1.6%    1YR 90    5YR 1,344    Max Repair 150 MSP
Magazine 303   
Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG 
Intended Deployment Time: 15 months    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-300 Ion Drive (2)    Power 600    Fuel Use 44.27%    Signature 300    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 400,000 Litres    Range 21.7 billion km (62 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (1)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-1 Defence Turret (1x3)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (1x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Weapons Battery Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-3 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 3.2    Exp 5%

Torpedo Launcher (2)     Missile Size: 6.00    Rate of Fire 25
MK I Torpedo Fire Control (1)     Range 53m km    Resolution 100
MK I Standard Torpedo (50)    Speed: 20,400 km/s    End: 40.9m     Range: 50m km    WH: 9    Size: 6.0000   

MK I Frigate Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 4800     Range 51.3m km    Resolution 100
MK I Small Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 4     Range 2.9m km    MCR 310.9k km    Resolution 1
MK I Small Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 4     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  15.8m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

Imperial light cruisers lie halfway between true capital ships and the escort classes and are intended to form the core of a light task group. The Dauntless class is the ‘standard’ light cruiser class of the Imperial Navy and combines eight weapon batteries, three V4-200 Lance Batteries and a DV-2 Defence Turret with strong passive defences. The DV-2 is equipped with twin defence cannon rather than the single cannon of the DV-1 turret on the escort classes. The Dauntless has improved endurance compared to the escort classes, a more capable sensor suite, a boat bay and an auxiliary control for improved redundancy.

Dauntless class Light Cruiser      18,000 tons       512 Crew       2,569.9 BP       TCS 360    TH 1,440    EM 1,200
4000 km/s      Armour 6-61       Shields 40-300       HTK 119      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 12      PPV 85.32
Maint Life 2.48 Years     MSP 1,070    AFR 216%    IFR 3.0%    1YR 241    5YR 3,621    Max Repair 240 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     
Commander    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 20    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-480 Ion Drive (3)    Power 1440    Fuel Use 35.00%    Signature 480    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 854,000 Litres    Range 24.4 billion km (70 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (2)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-2 Defence Turret (1x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (8x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
Valentinian Precision Armaments V4-200 Lance Battery (3)    Range 200,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 10-3    ROF 20       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (4)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-16 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 33.4    Exp 5%

MK I Light Cruiser Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 11520     Range 77.1m km    Resolution 120
MK I Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 16     Range 6.4m km    MCR 695.1k km    Resolution 1
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Endurance class Light Cruiser was created by the Voss Design Bureau as an alternative design to the Dauntless.  In an effort to provide more long-range striking power, half the weapon batteries were replaced with a fourth lance battery, two torpedo launchers and sufficient magazine capacity for thirty-four standard torpedoes.

Endurance class Light Cruiser      18,000 tons       484 Crew       2,487.1 BP       TCS 360    TH 1,440    EM 1,200
4000 km/s      Armour 6-61       Shields 40-300       HTK 116      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 12      PPV 80.32
Maint Life 2.41 Years     MSP 1,036    AFR 216%    IFR 3.0%    1YR 244    5YR 3,667    Max Repair 240 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     Magazine 205   
Commander    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 20    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-480 Ion Drive (3)    Power 1440    Fuel Use 35.00%    Signature 480    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 859,000 Litres    Range 24.5 billion km (71 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (2)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-2 Defence Turret (1x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (4x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
Valentinian Precision Armaments V4-200 Lance Battery (4)    Range 200,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 10-3    ROF 20       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (2)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-16 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 16.7    Exp 5%

Torpedo Launcher (2)     Missile Size: 6    Rate of Fire 25
MK I Torpedo Fire Control (1)     Range 53m km    Resolution 100
MK I Active Augur Torpedo (1)    Speed: 6,200 km/s    End: 1.3d     Range: 685.4m km    WH: 0    Size: 6   
MK I Passive Augur Torpedo (1)    Speed: 6,200 km/s    End: 1.3d     Range: 686.2m km    WH: 0    Size: 6   
MK I Standard Torpedo (32)    Speed: 20,400 km/s    End: 40.9m     Range: 50m km    WH: 9    Size: 6   

MK I Light Cruiser Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 11520     Range 77.1m km    Resolution 120
MK I Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 16     Range 6.4m km    MCR 695.1k km    Resolution 1
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The primary function of the Endeavour class light cruiser is to provide jump capability. The design is based on the Dauntless, with the lance batteries and half the weapon batteries removed to provide space for the drive. Although the armour has been reduced thickness by a third compared to the Dauntless, the defence turret and both shield generators have been retained. The Endeavour is intended to operate as part of an expeditionary fleet or light cruiser squadron, so it would be rare to see one on independent operations

Endeavour class Light Cruiser      18,000 tons       510 Crew       2,584.6 BP       TCS 360    TH 1,440    EM 1,200
4000 km/s    JR 3-50      Armour 4-61       Shields 40-300       HTK 109      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 16      PPV 40.32
Maint Life 2.35 Years     MSP 1,435    AFR 162%    IFR 2.2%    1YR 355    5YR 5,329    Max Repair 551 MSP
Commander    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RM-180 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 18000 tons    Distance 50k km    Sqdn Size 3
Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-480 Ion Drive (3)    Power 1440    Fuel Use 35.00%    Signature 480    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 864,000 Litres    Range 24.7 billion km (71 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (2)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-2 Defence Turret (1x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (4x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (2)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-12 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 12.7    Exp 5%

MK I Light Cruiser Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 11520     Range 77.1m km    Resolution 120
MK I Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 16     Range 6.4m km    MCR 695.1k km    Resolution 1

The Defiant class light cruiser is based on the same hull as the Dauntless, albeit with significant internal changes. Only two weapon batteries and the defence turret remain from the original armament and the passive defences have been reduced. A pair of torpedo launchers has been added and two thousand tons of hangar bay capacity replaces the single boat bay of the Dauntless. The primary strike power of the Defiant is its squadron of four Starhawk bombers, capable of launching forty-eight light torpedoes in a single salvo. The capacious magazines of the Defiant allow for five full strikes by the Starhawks and contain twenty-four standard torpedoes for the integral torpedo launchers. Fuel capacity has been increased by fifty-five percent to support multiple Starhawk strikes.

Defiant class Light Cruiser      18,000 tons       388 Crew       2,308.8 BP       TCS 360    TH 1,440    EM 600
4000 km/s      Armour 4-61       Shields 20-300       HTK 103      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 13      PPV 40.32
Maint Life 2.42 Years     MSP 1,042    AFR 199%    IFR 2.8%    1YR 245    5YR 3,671    Max Repair 240 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 2,000 tons     Magazine 628   
Commander    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 40    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-480 Ion Drive (3)    Power 1440    Fuel Use 35.00%    Signature 480    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,324,000 Litres    Range 37.8 billion km (109 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (1)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.1 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-2 Defence Turret (1x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (2x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-6 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 6.7    Exp 5%

Torpedo Launcher (2)     Missile Size: 6    Rate of Fire 25
MK I Torpedo Fire Control (1)     Range 53m km    Resolution 100
MK I Light Torpedo (192)    Speed: 24,880 km/s    End: 14.2m     Range: 21.2m km    WH: 4    Size: 2.5   
MK I Standard Torpedo (20)    Speed: 20,400 km/s    End: 40.9m     Range: 50m km    WH: 9    Size: 6   
MK I Active Augur Torpedo (2)    Speed: 6,200 km/s    End: 1.3d     Range: 685.4m km    WH: 0    Size: 6   
MK I Passive Augur Torpedo (2)    Speed: 6,200 km/s    End: 1.3d     Range: 686.2m km    WH: 0    Size: 6   

MK I Light Cruiser Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 11520     Range 77.1m km    Resolution 120
MK I Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 16     Range 6.4m km    MCR 695.1k km    Resolution 1
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km

Strike Group
4x Starhawk Bomber   Speed: 7275 km/s    Size: 9.9

The Lunar is the standard cruiser class of the Imperial Navy. With a hull twice the size of the Dauntless class, the Lunar has sufficient internal space to add a fourth lance battery, four more weapon batteries, a second DV-2 defence turret, six torpedo launchers and magazine space for over a hundred standard torpedoes. Passive defences are substantially increased for the Lunar, with more than double the total armour volume of the Dauntless and the addition of a third shield generator. The MK I Cruiser Active Augur Array replaces the smaller active augur array on the Dauntless, extending sensor range by twenty-five million kilometres. Finally, the fuel storage, engineering systems and reactors have all been upgraded in line with the larger hull.

Lunar class Cruiser      36,000 tons       967 Crew       4,943.6 BP       TCS 720    TH 2,880    EM 1,800
4000 km/s      Armour 8-97       Shields 60-300       HTK 227      Sensors 6/4/0/0      DCR 24      PPV 168.64
Maint Life 2.68 Years     MSP 2,059    AFR 432%    IFR 6.0%    1YR 409    5YR 6,134    Max Repair 180 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     Magazine 652   
Commander    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 20    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-360 Ion Drive (8)    Power 2880    Fuel Use 40.41%    Signature 360    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,500,000 Litres    Range 18.6 billion km (53 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (3)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.2 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-2 Defence Turret (2x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (12x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
Valentinian Precision Armaments V4-200 Lance Battery (4)    Range 200,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 10-3    ROF 20       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (2)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (4)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-16 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (3)     Total Power Output 50.1    Exp 5%

Torpedo Launcher (6)     Missile Size: 6    Rate of Fire 25
MK I Torpedo Fire Control (2)     Range 53m km    Resolution 100
MK I Standard Torpedo (108)    Speed: 20,400 km/s    End: 40.9m     Range: 50m km    WH: 9    Size: 6   

MK I Cruiser Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 21600     Range 101.7m km    Resolution 150
MK I Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 16     Range 6.4m km    MCR 695.1k km    Resolution 1
MK I Small Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 4     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  15.8m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Dominator class is a jump-capable conversion of the Lunar. To create space for the massive Ravenor Drive Systems RM-360 Military Jump Drive the armament has been drastically reduced, with the torpedo launchers, lance batteries, a third of the weapon batteries and one of the two defence turrets all removed. The armour has been reduced in thickness by twenty-five percent. The huge jump drive, which provides the Imperial Navy with considerable strategic flexibility, has the same cost as a pair of Sword class frigates.

Dominator class Cruiser      36,000 tons       1,052 Crew       5,968.2 BP       TCS 720    TH 2,880    EM 1,800
4000 km/s    JR 3-50      Armour 6-97       Shields 60-300       HTK 219      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 51      PPV 64.32
Maint Life 2.50 Years     MSP 5,284    AFR 203%    IFR 2.8%    1YR 1,176    5YR 17,637    Max Repair 1942.7 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 250 tons     
Commander    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 20    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RM-360 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 36250 tons    Distance 50k km     Sqdn Size 3

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-720 Ion Drive (4)    Power 2880    Fuel Use 28.58%    Signature 720    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,530,000 Litres    Range 26.8 billion km (77 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (3)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.2 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-2 Defence Turret (1x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (8x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (2)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-12 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 25.4    Exp 5%

MK I Cruiser Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 21600     Range 101.7m km    Resolution 150
MK I Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 16     Range 6.4m km    MCR 695.1k km    Resolution 1
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Dictator class cruiser is another variant on the Lunar hull. The armour has been reduced by twenty-five percent and the torpedoes, lance batteries and one of the defence turrets have been removed. In their place is a hangar bay with a capacity of four thousand tons, plus increased storage for ordnance and fuel. The strike group for the Dictator is composed of two squadrons of Starhawk bombers.

Dictator class Cruiser      36,000 tons       824 Crew       4,624 BP       TCS 720    TH 2,880    EM 1,800
4000 km/s      Armour 6-97       Shields 60-300       HTK 200      Sensors 6/0/0/0      DCR 30      PPV 88.32
Maint Life 2.34 Years     MSP 2,408    AFR 346%    IFR 4.8%    1YR 597    5YR 8,959    Max Repair 360 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 4,000 tons     Magazine 960   
Commander    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 80    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems RDS-720 Ion Drive (4)    Power 2880    Fuel Use 28.58%    Signature 720    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 2,020,000 Litres    Range 35.3 billion km (102 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-20 Void Shield (3)     Recharge Time 300 seconds (0.2 per second)

Dominus-Varnus Defence Systems DV-2 Defence Turret (1x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-15 Weapons Battery (12x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 100%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 15       
MK I Defence Turret Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16,000 km/s     
MK I Energy Weapon Fire Control (3)     Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     
Trajan-Vandis TV-12 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (3)     Total Power Output 38.1    Exp 5%

MK I Light Torpedo (384)    Speed: 24,880 km/s    End: 14.2m     Range: 21.2m km    WH: 4    Size: 2.5   

MK I Cruiser Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 21600     Range 101.7m km    Resolution 150
MK I Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 16     Range 6.4m km    MCR 695.1k km    Resolution 1
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

Strike Group
8x Starhawk Bomber   Speed: 7275 km/s    Size: 9.9

The Galaxy class support vessel is a key part of the Emperor’s plan to return humanity to its rightful place in the universe. That importance is reflected in the cost of the ship, which is almost double that of a cruiser-class warship. The Galaxy class will accompany Imperial expedition fleets as they explore and survey the galaxy, allowing warships to be maintained and overhauled even when far from home. Without such a ship, it would be difficult for the Imperial Navy to protect Imperial survey frigates due to the distances at which such deployments are likely to take place. The Galaxy has large stores of fuel, maintenance supplies and torpedoes and her twenty-five maintenance modules allow the vessel to maintain up to 40,000 tons of ships. Due to the value of this class and the potential for expedition fleets to encounter hostile action, the Galaxy is armoured and equipped with four commercial defence turrets.

Galaxy class Support Vessel      243,160 tons       1,933 Crew       8,542.9 BP       TCS 4,863    TH 5,832    EM 0
1199 km/s      Armour 3-347       Shields 0-0       HTK 449      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 12,021    Max Repair 200 MSP
Magazine 2,000   
Commander    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   
Maintenance Modules: 25 module(s) capable of supporting ships of 40,000 tons

Commercial Ion Drive (27)    Power 5832    Fuel Use 1.41%    Signature 216    Explosion 3%
Fuel Capacity 12,000,000 Litres    Range 630.5 billion km (6085 days at full power)
Refuelling Capability: 50,000 litres per hour     Complete Refuel 240 hours

Commercial Defence Turret (4x6)    Range 1000 km     TS: 16,000 km/s     ROF 5       
MK I Passive Augur Torpedo (10)    Speed: 6,200 km/s    End: 1.3d     Range: 686.2m km    WH: 0    Size: 6
MK I Active Augur Torpedo (10)    Speed: 6,200 km/s    End: 1.3d     Range: 685.4m km    WH: 0    Size: 6
MK I Standard Torpedo (120)    Speed: 20,400 km/s    End: 40.9m     Range: 50m km    WH: 9    Size: 6
MK I Light Torpedo (416)    Speed: 24,880 km/s    End: 14.2m     Range: 21.2m km    WH: 4    Size: 2.5
Geological Survey Torpedo (20)    Speed: 4,033 km/s    End: 7.4d     Range: 2,577.5m km    WH: 0    Size: 6
Ordnance Transfer Rate: 40 MSP per hour     Complete Transfer 50 hours

MK I Commercial Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 1920     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The vast capacity of the Cetaceous class Troop Transport provides the Imperium with the means to transport and combat drop an entire Imperial Guard corps, including four full regiments and the corps assets. Given the high potential for hostile fire as it approaches the drop zone, the Cetaceous is well-armoured for a commercial-engined vessel and equipped with four commercial defence turrets. That capability comes at a price, making the Cetaceous only fifteen percent less expensive than the Galaxy.

Cetaceous class Troop Transport      239,925 tons       1,360 Crew       7,280.2 BP       TCS 4,798    TH 7,344    EM 0
1530 km/s      Armour 4-341       Shields 0-0       HTK 544      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 18    Max Repair 200 MSP
Troop Capacity 100,000 tons     Drop Capable    Cargo Shuttle Multiplier 10   
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

Commercial Ion Drive (34)    Power 7344    Fuel Use 1.41%    Signature 216    Explosion 3%
Fuel Capacity 600,000 Litres    Range 31.9 billion km (241 days at full power)

Commercial Defence Turret (4x6)    Range 1000 km     TS: 16,000 km/s     ROF 5       
MK I Commercial Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 1920     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Jericho class colony ships provide the means by which the Imperium will re-colonise the galaxy. It is capable of transporting half a million colonists and is equipped with a full commercial sensor suite. As with the Galaxy and Cetaceus, the Jericho is more expensive than even the cruiser-class warships.

Jericho class Colony Ship      230,565 tons       1,192 Crew       6,985.7 BP       TCS 4,611    TH 6,912    EM 0
1498 km/s      Armour 1-334       Shields 0-0       HTK 325      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 18    Max Repair 100 MSP
Cryogenic Berths 500,000    Cargo Shuttle Multiplier 10   
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

Commercial Ion Drive (32)    Power 6912    Fuel Use 1.41%    Signature 216    Explosion 3%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 27.7 billion km (213 days at full power)

MK I Commercial Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 1920     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Universe class Mass Conveyor is the primary cargo transport of the Imperium. It is capable of transporting up to five factories or mines over considerable distances.

Universe class Mass Conveyor      229,875 tons       717 Crew       2,098.1 BP       TCS 4,597    TH 6,912    EM 0
1503 km/s      Armour 1-334       Shields 0-0       HTK 266      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 5    Max Repair 50 MSP
Cargo 125,000    Cargo Shuttle Multiplier 10   
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

Commercial Ion Drive (32)    Power 6912    Fuel Use 1.41%    Signature 216    Explosion 3%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 27.8 billion km (213 days at full power)

MK I Commercial Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 1920     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Carrack class freighter is the much smaller companion to the Universe class and is used for tasks where the vast capacity of the mass conveyor is not, such as transporting minerals or establishing sensor outposts.
 
Carrack class Freighter      48,950 tons       175 Crew       556 BP       TCS 979    TH 1,512    EM 0
1544 km/s      Armour 1-119       Shields 0-0       HTK 63      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 7    Max Repair 50 MSP
Cargo 25,000    Cargo Shuttle Multiplier 3   
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

Commercial Ion Drive (7)    Power 1512    Fuel Use 1.41%    Signature 216    Explosion 3%
Fuel Capacity 250,000 Litres    Range 65.2 billion km (489 days at full power)

MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Empyrean class Jump Tender provides jump support for the Imperium’s large, commercial-engined craft, such as the Expedition, Universe and Jericho classes. It can also function as a tanker, although this is generally for emergency use only. As with Empyrean will be used in expedition fleets and may encounter hostile forces, it is equipped with four commercial defence turrets and has double the armour of most commercial-engined vessels.

Empyrean class Jump Tender      128,080 tons       652 Crew       3,093.9 BP       TCS 2,562    TH 3,888    EM 0
1517 km/s    JR 2-25(C)      Armour 2-226       Shields 0-0       HTK 196      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 15    Max Repair 1596.0 MSP
Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

JD-244 Commercial Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 244000 tons    Distance 25k km     Squadron Size 2
Commercial Ion Drive (18)    Power 3888    Fuel Use 1.41%    Signature 216    Explosion 3%
Fuel Capacity 3,000,000 Litres    Range 299.1 billion km (2282 days at full power)
Refuelling Capability: 50,000 litres per hour     Complete Refuel 60 hours

Commercial Defence Turret (4x6)    Range 1000 km     TS: 16,000 km/s     ROF 5       
MK I Commercial Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 1920     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Gaia class terraforming station has been designed and built on the premise that the Imperium will find worlds that are not immediately ideal for human habitation, but could be transformed over time. The Gaia will be towed into place by the Goliath class tug.

Gaia class Terraforming Station      126,925 tons       530 Crew       2,764.2 BP       TCS 2,539    TH 0    EM 0
1 km/s      No Armour       Shields 0-0     HTK 77      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 13    Max Repair 500 MSP
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   
Terraformer: 5 modules producing 0.0013 atm per annum

MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (5)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (5)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Ambrosia class Fuel Harvester Stations have been constructed to refine fuel from the atmospheres of gas giants. While the Sol system has yet to be surveyed, Imperial scientists are hopeful that at least one of the four gas giants in the system will contain gaseous Sorium. If not, there will many other gas giants in the galaxy that could serve as the Imperium’s long-term source of fuel.

Ambrosia class Fuel Harvester Station      129,435 tons       530 Crew       1,814.4 BP       TCS 2,589    TH 0    EM 0
1 km/s      No Armour       Shields 0-0     HTK 287      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 8    Max Repair 30 MSP
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   
Fuel Harvester: 50 modules producing 2,400,000 litres per annum

Fuel Capacity 2,500,000 Litres    Range N/A

MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (5)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (5)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Goliath class Tug was constructed to tow the Gaia and Ambrosia class stations, plus any future Imperial stations that may be designed and built.

Goliath class Tug      125,220 tons       746 Crew       1,934 BP       TCS 2,504    TH 8,640    EM 0
3449 km/s      Armour 1-222       Shields 0-0       HTK 319      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 9    Max Repair 100 MSP
Tractor Beam     
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

Commercial Ion Drive (40)    Power 8640    Fuel Use 1.41%    Signature 216    Explosion 3%
Fuel Capacity 2,000,000 Litres    Range 204 billion km (684 days at full power)

MK I Commercial Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 1920     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km

The Brigantine class Tanker is a basic design, allowing the Imperium to transport fuel from refineries and harvesting stations to the ships of the Imperial Navy

Brigantine class Tanker      26,375 tons       124 Crew       530.9 BP       TCS 527    TH 1,080    EM 0
2047 km/s      Armour 1-78       Shields 0-0       HTK 83      Sensors 6/8/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 12    Max Repair 32.4 MSP
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

Commercial Ion Drive (5)    Power 1080    Fuel Use 1.41%    Signature 216    Explosion 3%
Fuel Capacity 10,000,000 Litres    Range 4,843.6 billion km (27386 days at full power)
Refuelling Capability: 50,000 litres per hour     Complete Refuel 200 hours

MK I Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 8     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  22.4m km
MK I Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  19.4m km
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Re: Crusade - Background
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 12:41:45 PM »
Imperial Attack Craft
The Starhawk class bomber is the primary long-range strike weapon of the Imperial Navy and is equipped with twelve launching tubes for light torpedoes. The Starhawk includes an integral active augur array and fire control system allowing launch of its payload from twenty million kilometres. The bomber’s endurance is sufficient to attack targets more than a billion kilometres from its parent ship.

Starhawk class Bomber      495 tons       7 Crew       74.9 BP       TCS 10    TH 72    EM 0
7275 km/s      Armour 1-5       Shields 0-0       HTK 1      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 0      PPV 30
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 0    AFR 98%    IFR 1.4%    1YR 10    5YR 147    Max Repair 36 MSP
Magazine 30   
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   
Intended Deployment Time: 0.4 months    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor Drive Systems AC-72 Attack Craft Ion Drive (1)    Power 72    Fuel Use 722.96%    Signature 72    Explosion 20%
Fuel Capacity 45,000 Litres    Range 2.3 billion km (3 days at full power)

Starhawk Torpedo Launcher (12)     Missile Size: 2.5    Hangar Reload 79 minutes    MF Reload 13 hours
MK I Light Torpedo Fire Control (1)     Range 26.5m km    Resolution 100
MK I Light Torpedo (12)    Speed: 24,880 km/s    End: 14.2m     Range: 21.2m km    WH: 4    Size: 2.50    TH: 82/49/24

MK I Starhawk Augur Array (1)     GPS 800     Range 20.9m km    Resolution 100

The Aquila class Lander is a workhorse small craft, used for transporting key personnel, scouting missions and even fleet defence in desperate situations. The Aquila is armed with a MK II Lascannon, capable of three shots every five seconds but lacking the accuracy of ship-mounted weapons. Many ships of light cruiser size and above will carry the Aquila as a utility craft.

Aquila class Lander      247 tons       6 Crew       37.9 BP       TCS 5    TH 12    EM 0
2430 km/s      Armour 1-3       Shields 0-0       HTK 3      Sensors 1/0/0/0      DCR 0      PPV 1.5
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 0    AFR 49%    IFR 0.7%    1YR 3    5YR 39    Max Repair 12.8 MSP
Lieutenant Commander    Control Rating 1   
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Morale Check Required   

Shuttle Engine (1)    Power 12    Fuel Use 221.36%    Signature 12    Explosion 10%
Fuel Capacity 50,000 Litres    Range 16.5 billion km (78 days at full power)

MK II Lascannon (1x3)    Range 30,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Accuracy Modifier 25%     RM 30,000 km    ROF 5       
MK II Lascannon Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 4,000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0

MK I Shuttle Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 160     Range 9.4m km    Resolution 100
MK I Shuttle Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 1     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  7.9m km

Ground Forces
The Imperium ground combat forces are known as the Imperial Guard, or more formally as the Astra Militarum. The primary manoeuvre formation is the powerful Imperial Guard Regiment, which comprises two thousand four hundred guardsman armed with lasguns, one hundred and twenty Chimeras (light vehicles armed with autocannon), sixty lascannon teams to provide a light anti-vehicle capability, twelve Hydra flak platforms, two Vox Caster squads for liaison with orbital fire support, thirty-six supply vehicles and the regimental HQ. The whole regiment requires 20,000 tons of transport capacity. When multiple regiments are deployed together, they are organised into Corps formations. Each corps consists of up to four regiments plus corps-level assets including ninety-six heavy mortars, twenty-four Hydra flak platforms, one hundred and fifty supply vehicles, twelve Land Crawler construction vehicles and a Leviathan command tank. The corps assets require similar transport capacity to a regiment.

These large infantry-based formations are supported by a number of Light Armour Companies, each of which has forty Hellhound Anti-Infantry tanks, two Hydra flak tanks, two Salamander command vehicles and four supply vehicles, and the Planetary Defence Forces. This latter formation is focused on surface-to-orbit combat and comprises four planetary defence turrets and six planetary lance batteries. The defence turrets are based on the DV-2 turrets of Imperial cruiser and light cruiser classes while the lance batteries use the same tried and tested Valentinian Precision Armaments V4-200 as Imperial warships. Planetary Defence Forces are intended to protect Terra against attack from hostile warships, should any penetrate the shield of the Imperial Navy, and can also be used to secure the sites of new colonies.

In addition to the combat forces, there are three other Imperial formations; the Ordo Xenos, the Ordo Mineralis and the Ordo Machinum. The Ordo Xenos is intended to investigate any alien artefacts or ruins that are discovered during the re-survey of the galaxy. The Ordo Machinum comprises thirty Land Crawler construction vehicles for various tasks, including recovery of any alien installations identified by the Ordo Xenos. Finally, the Ordo Mineralis will conduct ground-based geological surveys where the orbital survey finds evidence to suggest further mineral deposits may be located.

Plans are in motion for more capable ground forces, with two approaches under consideration. The first is the development of superior infantry forces using genetic enhancements and improved armour, intended for use in specialist missions. The second is a series of larger and more destructive armoured vehicles. Both will take some time due to the research requirements.

Starting Forces:
4x Lunar class Cruiser: Imperial Wrath, Justicar, Relentless, Retribution
2x Dominator class Cruiser:  Ferrum Aeterna, Ultima Praetor
2x Dictator class Cruiser:  Fortitude, Rhadamanthine
6x Dauntless class Light Cruiser: Cerberus, Dauntless, Divine Crusade, Guardian, Vanguard, Vigilant
4x Endeavour class Light Cruiser: Endeavour, Leonid, Sanctis Legate, Sword of Voss
2x Defiant class Light Cruiser:  Archangel, Defiant
2x Endurance class Light Cruiser: Ad Liberis, Endurance
6x Sword class Frigate: Drusus, Excalibur, Rapier, Sabre, Strident Virtue, Valiant
6x Falchion class Frigate: Falchion, Flamberge, Katana, Khopesh, Scimitar, Spatha
6x Firestorm class Frigate: Cape Wrath, Firestorm, Harrower, Maelstrom, Thunder, Vortex
6x Cobra class Destroyer: Callidus, Implacable, Omnis Arcanum, Valour Eternal, Veritas, Zealous
6x Tempest class Survey Frigate: Ascension, Morning Star, Covenant, Quaesitor, Sapientius, Tempest
4x Cetaceous class Troop Transport: Cadia, Mordian, Valhalla, Vostroya
2x Galaxy class Support Vessel:
4x Empyrean class Jump Tender:
4x Goliath class Tug:
5x Universe class Mass Conveyor
4x Jericho class Colony Ship
5x Carrack class Freighter
4x Brigantine class Tanker
4x Gaia class Terraforming Station
4x Ambrosia class Fuel Harvester
24x Starhawk Bomber
14x Aquila class Lander

24x Imperial Guard Regiment
6x Corps Assets
8x Light Armour Company
4x Planetary Defence Force
4x Ordo Machinum
2x Ordo Xenos
2x Ordo Mineralis


 
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Re: Crusade - Background
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