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Offline Abridal (OP)

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Refit worthy of a Queen
« on: January 18, 2020, 02:57:42 PM »
This ship design is 100% spoilers so here is where it should go.  From a game in vanilla 7. 1 VB6 Aurora.  Is this refit wasteful and extravagant enough to be worthy of a boarded Star Swarm Queen?

Before:

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Queen class Star Swarm 60000 tons     1 Crew     13063 BP      TCS 1200  TH 1200  EM 18000
1000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 10-136     Shields 600-300     Sensors 2000/2000/0/0     Damage Control 1     PPV 182.16
Annual Failure Rate: 0%    IFR: 0%    Maintenance Capacity 0 MSP
Parasite Capacity 16000 tons     

J60000(3-50) Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 60000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
80 EP Magneto-plasma Drive (15)    Power 80    Fuel Use 66.5%    Armour 0    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 150 000 Litres    Range 0.7 billion km   (7 days at full power)
Epsilon R300/504 Shields (200)   Total Fuel Cost  100 800 Litres per day

Twin R6/C3 Meson Cannon Turret (22x2)    Range 60 000km     TS: 20000 km/s     Power 6-6     RM 6    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Fire Control S02 40-20000 (3)    Max Range: 80 000 km   TS: 20000 km/s     88 75 62 50 38 25 12 0 0 0
Stellarator Fusion Reactor Technology PB-1 (44)     Total Power Output 132     Armour 0    Exp 5%

Thermal Sensor TH50-2000 (1)     Sensitivity 2000     Detect Signature 1000: 2000m km
Active Search Sensor MR1344-R100 (1)     GPS 33600     Range 1 344.0m km     Resolution 100
Active Search Sensor MR11-R1 (1)     GPS 28     Range 11.2m km     Resolution 1
EM Detection Sensor EM50-2000 (1)     Sensitivity 2000     Detect Strength 1000: 2000m km

ECCM-3 (1)         ECM 30

This design is classed as a military vessel for maintenance purposes

This message kept showing up in the game while the refit didn't happen once the lack of life support decimated the crew of the boarded Queen to only one hardened survivor who refused to die no matter what, another reason why scrapping is more sensible, but not as cool:

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7th November 2241 12:49:36,SM Only,System 0,Error in CheckCrewMorale
Error 11 was generated by Aurora
Division by zero
Please report to http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php/board,11.0.html

After:

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Machine Mother class Titan    60 000 tons     1522 Crew     16005.2 BP      TCS 1200  TH 9792  EM 4200
8160 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 9-136     Shields 140-300     Sensors 90/90/0/0     Damage Control Rating 76     PPV 127.4
Maint Life 3.82 Years     MSP 9337    AFR 514%    IFR 7.1%    1YR 1004    5YR 15064    Max Repair 995 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 18 months    Flight Crew Berths 131   
Flag Bridge    Hangar Deck Capacity 10000 tons     Troop Capacity: 4 Companies   

Aerodyne Titan-X Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 60000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Rocketdyne R326 IC Fusion Drive (30)    Power 326.4    Fuel Use 14.65%    Signature 326.4    Exp 8%
Fuel Capacity 2 000 000 Litres    Range 41.0 billion km   (58 days at full power)
Omniventures Model T Shields (35)   Total Fuel Cost  350 Litres per hour  (8 400 per day)

Shodan LTD FXL-300t Xaser (10)    Range 800 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 10-10     RM 8    ROF 5        10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8
Shodan LTD FXL-600t Spinal Xaser (1)    Range 1 000 000km     TS: 10000 km/s     Power 38-10     RM 8    ROF 20        38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 33 30
Black Mesa MSON120x3 (5x3)    Range 120 000km     TS: 40000 km/s     Power 9-9     RM 12    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gauss Workshop Mk. 4 Turret FC (2)    Max Range: 250 000 km   TS: 40000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 76 72 68 64 60
BM Mesons HIT-500S FC (1)    Max Range: 1 000 000 km   TS: 10000 km/s     99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90
General Atomics ICFR-12 Small Ship Reactor (13)     Total Power Output 156    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Ross Electronics AST-111010 Active Shiptracker (1)     GPS 9000     Range 162.0m km    Resolution 100
Skynet Dynamics PRIMM-3 Missile Warning Sensor (1)     GPS 72     Range 13.0m km    MCR 1.4m km    Resolution 1
Skynet Dynamics Thermoscope-90 250t (1)     Sensitivity 90     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  90m km
Skynet Dynamics E.Y.E.-90 250t EM Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 90     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  90m km

Strike Group
4x Zero Fear Assault Shuttle   Speed: 59627 km/s    Size: 6.44
18x F-40 Bypasser Heavy Fighter   Speed: 20869 km/s    Size: 9.2
1x F-40BT Pillbox Escort Fighter   Speed: 11793 km/s    Size: 8.14

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes

59627 km/s is more than enough to drop a space marine company for boarding even a completely intact Queen before getting shot, but not always enough for the assault shuttles to bail before the mesons annihilate them.  I wonder if such boarding would involve the boarders acting like mind controlling parasites and hacking the organic brain of that thing, considering what the Star Spawn are.  The Machine Mother Class would have the appearance of a very H.  R.  Giger styled biomechanical horror and it would take guts to get inside the guts of such a thing and literally fight against its macroscopic antibodies or something like that to take control of it, then convert it into that with crew spaces inside its guts and all.  Not exactly an efficient choice, but where is the fun in that? Going all meson in this design was an option and would match the original more closely but also force it to always have to get very close, risk its fighters or try boarding to achieve victory, thus the choice of combining PD meson turrets and longer range unturreted X-Ray lasers.

PS: The Pillbox is a turreted gauss cannon PD fighter escort while the Bypassers are, as expected considering what this is a refit of, meson fighters.
 

Offline QuakeIV

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Re: Refit worthy of a Queen
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 05:34:14 PM »
What have you done...
 

Offline xenoscepter

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Re: Refit worthy of a Queen
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2020, 06:36:05 PM »
He's doin' God's work son...
 

Offline Abridal (OP)

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Forgot Something
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 07:18:10 PM »
I knew I forgot something.  Here some screencaps of the events in this particular game(if there are no restrictions to posting attachments, at least).  Respectively: 18750. 5 BPs well-spent, the history of the vessel before and some years after its conquest, the medals of the lone survivor inside a Star Swarm Queen and the results of its first action after the refit.

 

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Re: Refit worthy of a Queen
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 12:51:32 AM »
Skynet brand anti-missile sensors... you're braver than I thought.
 

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Re: Refit worthy of a Queen
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2020, 12:38:11 PM »
Holy smeg  ;D

That's awesome!
 

 

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