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#2 Starting Forces
« on: August 12, 2015, 02:35:25 PM »
Australia

In the mid to late 21st century Australia underwent a huge expansion in population, partly due to refugees from India and China and partly due to the annexing of portions of Indonesia when it fragmented in 2055 following a civil war. The main Australian colony is on Pendragon, the eighth moon of Struve 2398-B II, which it shares with a UK colony. Pendragon is a colony class 2.0 world that is partially terraformed. Both Australian and UK terraformers are currently adding oxygen to the atmosphere.  A small automated mining colony (6 mines) is based on an asteroid in the same system. Australia has the best railgun technology of any nation but does not possess any missile combatants.

Australia starts with a total population of 100m (5m of which is on Pendragon), four shipyards with a capacity of 28,000 naval and 80,000 commercial, sixteen research facilities and 132,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Melbourne class Destroyer    7,800 tons     256 Crew     1312 BP      TCS 156  TH 624  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-35     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 46
Maint Life 2.47 Years     MSP 421    AFR 121%    IFR 1.7%    1YR 96    5YR 1434    Max Repair 156 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   

Nelson-Hutchinson NH-312 Ion Drive (2)    Power 312    Fuel Use 51.8%    Signature 312    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 350,000 Litres    Range 15.6 billion km   (45 days at full power)

10cm Railgun V4/C3 (6x4)    Range 40,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 4    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
20cm Railgun V4/C4 (4x4)    Range 160,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 12-4     RM 4    ROF 15        4 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1
Whitehead Techsystems WTS-96 Beam Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Whitehead Techsystems WTS-48 Railgun Fire Control (2)    Max Range: 96,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     90 79 69 58 48 38 27 17 6 0
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (7)     Total Power Output 31.5    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Medium Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 2.7    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Ryan-Blackburn RB-3M Active Sensor (1)     GPS 48     Range 2.9m km    MCR 314k km    Resolution 1
Ryan-Blackburn RB-20A Active Sensor (1)     GPS 3840     Range 21.0m km    Resolution 120

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Sydney class Destroyer Leader    7,800 tons     240 Crew     1408 BP      TCS 156  TH 624  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-35     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/18/0/0     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 30
Maint Life 2.63 Years     MSP 564    AFR 97%    IFR 1.4%    1YR 116    5YR 1733    Max Repair 320 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   

Nelson-Hutchinson NH-312 Ion Drive (2)    Power 312    Fuel Use 51.8%    Signature 312    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 420,000 Litres    Range 18.7 billion km   (54 days at full power)

10cm Railgun V4/C3 (3x4)    Range 40,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 4    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
20cm Railgun V4/C4 (3x4)    Range 160,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 12-4     RM 4    ROF 15        4 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1
Whitehead Techsystems WTS-48 Railgun Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 96,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     90 79 69 58 48 38 27 17 6 0
Whitehead Techsystems WTS-96 Beam Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (5)     Total Power Output 22.5    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Ryan-Blackburn RB-210A Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 38400     Range 210.3m km    Resolution 120
Large EM Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  18m km

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Darwin class Scout    6,000 tons     160 Crew     1068.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 360  EM 0
3000 km/s     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/18/0/3     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 9
Maint Life 5.4 Years     MSP 668    AFR 48%    IFR 0.7%    1YR 38    5YR 575    Max Repair 144 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 48 months    Spare Berths 0   

Nelson-Hutchinson NH-360E Ion Drive (1)    Power 360    Fuel Use 20.46%    Signature 360    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 750,000 Litres    Range 110.0 billion km   (424 days at full power)

10cm Railgun V4/C3 (3x4)    Range 40,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 4    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Whitehead Techsystems WTS-48 Railgun Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 96,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     90 79 69 58 48 38 27 17 6 0
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 9    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Ryan-Blackburn RB-100A Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 19440     Range 100.4m km    Resolution 135
Ryan-Blackburn RB-3M Active Sensor (1)     GPS 48     Range 2.9m km    MCR 314k km    Resolution 1
Large EM Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  18m km
Geological Survey Sensors (3)   3 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

1x Sydney class Destroyer Leader
2x Melbourne class Destroyer
1x Darwin class Scout

1x Amphion class Tanker (10,500 tons)
3x Botany Bay class Colony Ship (34,150 tons, 60,000 berths, 2549 km/s)
2x Collins class Fuel Harvester (44,400 tons, 15 modules, 675 km/s)
3x Success class Freighter (44,200 tons, 1 cargo hold, 1900 km/s)
2x Perry class Terraformer (38,850 tons, 1 module, 1544 km/s)
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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 03:46:38 PM »
Argentina

Argentina and Brazil have maintained their rivalry throughout the 21st century. While Argentina is at a technological and economic disadvantage, its leaders have been determined that their nation should claim its rightful place in the stars. The most loyal citizens were chosen for Argentina's single colony on the twentieth moon of Alpha Centauri II, named Díaz de Solís. That proved a wise decision as Díaz de Solís was the only colony in the Alpha Centauri system that did not join the Centauri Federation, although this was partly because the colonists were not intermingled with other nationalities on the two habitable worlds. The Centauri Federation is not entirely happy with this situation as the colony cost 2.0 moon has almost two million tons of accessibility 0.6 Duranium and a total of four million tons of three other minerals with 0.9 through 0.5 accessibilities. Due to this tension, Argentina maintains a warship on permanent station in orbit of the colony. The sole Almorante Brown class Terraformer is also in orbit but without additional ships the moon will remain at its current habitability for several decades. Argentina has concentrated on missile technology for its warships and has no energy-armed combatants.

Argentina starts with a total population of 100m (5m of which is on its Díaz de Solís colony), four shipyards with a capacity of 28,000 naval and 162,000 commercial, fifteen research facilities and 100,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Capayan class Destroyer    6,400 tons     163 Crew     810.52 BP      TCS 128  TH 320  EM 0
2500 km/s     Armour 3-30     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/12/0/0     Damage Control Rating 2     PPV 24
Maint Life 2.13 Years     MSP 158    AFR 163%    IFR 2.3%    1YR 47    5YR 698    Max Repair 96 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 5 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 312   

Vaca-Casillas VC-80 Nuclear Pulse Engine (4)    Power 80    Fuel Use 72%    Signature 80    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 19.5 billion km   (90 days at full power)

Vega Engineering Company M3 Missile Launcher (8)    Missile Size 3    Rate of Fire 30
Medina-Casárez MC-70F Missile Fire Control (2)     Range 70.5m km    Resolution 150
Vega-1 Anti-ship Missile (104)  Speed: 14,000 km/s   End: 139.8m    Range: 117.4m km   WH: 4    Size: 3    TH: 46/28/14

Medina-Casárez MC70 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 14400     Range 70.5m km    Resolution 150
Medina-Casárez EM-12 Passive Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 12     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  12m km

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Esperanza class Destroyer Escort    6,400 tons     142 Crew     818.58 BP      TCS 128  TH 320  EM 0
2500 km/s     Armour 3-30     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 2     PPV 15
Maint Life 1.99 Years     MSP 160    AFR 163%    IFR 2.3%    1YR 54    5YR 806    Max Repair 96 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 5 months    Spare Berths 4   
Magazine 447   

Vaca-Casillas VC-80 Nuclear Pulse Engine (4)    Power 80    Fuel Use 72%    Signature 80    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 19.5 billion km   (90 days at full power)

Vega Engineering Company M1 Missile Launcher (15)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Medina-Casárez MC-6F Missile Fire Control (3)     Range 5.8m km    Resolution 1
Orion Anti-missile Missile (447)  Speed: 15,600 km/s   End: 7.6m    Range: 7.2m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 67/40/20

Medina-Casárez MC-6 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 96     Range 5.8m km    MCR 627k km    Resolution 1

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Rio Quequen class Geological Survey Vessel    4,000 tons     74 Crew     538.2 BP      TCS 80  TH 240  EM 0
3000 km/s     Armour 1-22     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/2     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 0
Maint Life 4.86 Years     MSP 252    AFR 42%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 18    5YR 265    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 48 months    Spare Berths 0   

Vaca-Casillas VC-120E Nuclear Pulse Engine (2)    Power 120    Fuel Use 31.17%    Signature 120    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 700,000 Litres    Range 101.1 billion km   (389 days at full power)

Medina-Casárez MC25 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 4800     Range 23.5m km    Resolution 150
Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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San Luis class Gravitational Survey Vessel    6,000 tons     142 Crew     731.4 BP      TCS 120  TH 240  EM 0
2000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/2/0     Damage Control Rating 7     PPV 0
Maint Life 7.03 Years     MSP 533    AFR 41%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 19    5YR 283    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 48 months    Spare Berths 1   

Caballero Drive Systems CDS-60 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 6000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Vaca-Casillas VC-120E Nuclear Pulse Engine (2)    Power 120    Fuel Use 31.17%    Signature 120    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres    Range 96.2 billion km   (556 days at full power)

Medina-Casárez MC25 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 4800     Range 23.5m km    Resolution 150
Gravitational Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

4x Capayan class Destroyer
2x Esperanza class Destroyer Escort
1x Rio Quequen class Geological Survey Vessel
2x San Luis class Gravitational Survey Vessel

1x Almorante Brown class Terraformer (39,300 tons, 1 module, 1272 km/s)
2x Comodoro Rivadavia class Freighter (42,000 tons, 1 cargo hold, 1428 km/s)
2x Dorado class Fuel Harvester (44,850 tons, 16 modules, 222 km/s)
1x Espora class Tanker (13,150 tons)
2x Gomez Roca class Colony Ship (29,500 tons, 50,000 berths, 2033 km/s)
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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 06:03:32 PM »
Brazil

Brazil is the dominant nation in South America and the sixth largest nation on Earth in terms of population. The Brazilian space program has been characterised by the development of a powerful naval force at the expense of jump capability and non-military technology such as terraforming and fuel harvesting. Brazilian ships are fast, deadly at close quarters and have a significant anti-missile capability from the combination of railguns and gauss cannon. Brazilian shipwrights have a designed a fleet around the doctrine of using superior speed to run down opposing warships while relying on an array of kinetic weaponry to defend against missile attack during the approach. This doctrine has yet to be tested in combat.

The Brazilian colony of Novo Rio is on the edge of the jump gate network in the Kruger 60 system, four jumps from Earth and beyond the UK and Australian colonies in Barnard's Star and Struve 2398. The planet is colony cost 2.0 and has a thin nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere. Mineral deposits on Novo Rio are vast but at low accessibility. However, Kruger 60 as a whole has several promising mining sites and a Brazilian automated mining colony has been established on the sixth moon of Kruger 60-B VII. The main challenges for Brazil are to develop jump capable vessels, as it is currently restricted to the jump gate network, and to develop key technologies for expansion, such as terraforming and fuel harvesting. Another alternative may be for Brazil to test its naval doctrine and take what it needs from weaker nations. 

Brazil starts with a total population of 300m (15m of which is on Novo Rio), four shipyards with a capacity of 32,000 naval and 220,000 commercial, sixteen research facilities and 127,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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São Paulo class Kinetic Cruiser    9,000 tons     252 Crew     1447.4 BP      TCS 180  TH 792  EM 0
4400 km/s     Armour 4-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/12/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 57.12
Maint Life 2.03 Years     MSP 402    AFR 162%    IFR 2.2%    1YR 130    5YR 1951    Max Repair 132 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   

Vieira-Bastos VB-264 Ion Drive (3)    Power 264    Fuel Use 81.22%    Signature 264    Exp 11%
Fuel Capacity 560,000 Litres    Range 13.8 billion km   (36 days at full power)

Twin Gauss Cannon R3-100 Turret (2x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15cm Railgun V3/C3 (4x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4400 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 3    ROF 15        3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
Medrano-Carneiro MC-16 Beam Fire Control (2)    Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0
Medrano-Carneiro MC-96 Beam Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
P31 Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 3.15    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 9    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Agra-Barreiros  AB-2M Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 32     Range 1.9m km    MCR 209k km    Resolution 1
Agra-Barreiros AB-30 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
EM-12 Passive Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 12     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  12m km

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Almirante Sabóia class Kinetic Frigate    6,000 tons     171 Crew     998.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 528  EM 0
4400 km/s     Armour 4-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 34.56
Maint Life 2.41 Years     MSP 312    AFR 96%    IFR 1.3%    1YR 74    5YR 1107    Max Repair 132 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 3   

Vieira-Bastos VB-264 Ion Drive (2)    Power 264    Fuel Use 81.22%    Signature 264    Exp 11%
Fuel Capacity 380,000 Litres    Range 14.0 billion km   (36 days at full power)

Twin Gauss Cannon R3-100 Turret (1x6)    Range 30,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15cm Railgun V3/C3 (3x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4400 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 3    ROF 15        3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
Medrano-Carneiro MC-16 Beam Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0
Medrano-Carneiro MC-96 Beam Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 9    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Agra-Barreiros AB-30 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
Agra-Barreiros  AB-2M Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 32     Range 1.9m km    MCR 209k km    Resolution 1

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Liberal class Geological Survey Vessel    3,000 tons     70 Crew     563.2 BP      TCS 60  TH 168  EM 0
2800 km/s     Armour 1-18     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/12/0/3     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 0
Maint Life 7.33 Years     MSP 352    AFR 24%    IFR 0.3%    1YR 11    5YR 172    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 60 months    Spare Berths 0   

Vieira-Bastos VB-168E Ion Drive (1)    Power 168    Fuel Use 26.24%    Signature 168    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 510,000 Litres    Range 116.6 billion km   (482 days at full power)

Navigation Sensor (1)     GPS 1920     Range 10.5m km    Resolution 120
EM-12 Passive Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 12     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  12m km
Geological Survey Sensors (3)   3 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

6x São Paulo class Kinetic Cruiser
6x Almirante Sabóia class Kinetic Frigate
5x Liberal class Geological Survey Vessel

4x Amapá class Freighter (47,000 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2553 km/s)
2x Comandante Varella class Tanker  (18,250 tons)
4x Defensora class Colony Ship (37,000 tons, 60,000 berths, 3243 km/s)
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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 12:58:27 PM »
The Caliphate

The Caliphate was formed in the 2030s, initially as a loose alliance of Sunni Muslim states formed to combat Iran. The success of the alliance resulted in formation of an economic and ultimately political union. Eventually the Caliphate spread along the North African coast, down into Sudan and north-west into Turkey, creating one of the most powerful nations on Earth. When the race into space began the Caliphate established colonies on Mars and in Alpha Centauri. After the formation of the Martian Union and the Centauri Federation, the Caliphate devoted all its energies to colonization of the Medina system (originally Gliese 445), three transits from Sol via Lalande 21185 and WX Ursae Majoris, and began to establish a real navy. Both of the transit systems have American colonies, which causes some concern within the Caliphate that, in the event of increased tensions, the USA could interdict Caliphate commercial traffic moving between Earth and Medina. Medina II already had acceptable gravity and a breathable atmosphere when the first Caliphate colonists arrived. Since then Caliphate terraforming operations have increased the temperature to 27C, beyond the normal mid-range for humans but comfortable for colonists used to a generally warmer climate. The Caliphate's Shiraz class Terraformer, equipped with three terraforming modules, is generally accepted as the best vessel of its type in service with any power

When establishing a fleet doctrine, the Caliphate ship designers noted firstly that the Caliphate had generally lower levels of technology than most of its major rivals, including the use of nuclear pulse rather than ion engines, and secondly that the  that all the major powers were designing their ships to fight one another. In particular, the sensor resolution of most major combatants was intended to detect warships of around 6000 tons or more. Taking these two factors into consideration, the Caliphate decided to adopt a unique approach to combat operations. The Caliphate Star Navy is based entirely around fast attack craft for offensive operations, which will be hard for other naval forces to detect at range, plus larger ships to provide logistical support to the FACs. There are four types of FAC; the Ashdod is missile-armed but has no active sensor, the Hebron is an unarmed type with active and passive sensors, the Mecca has a single 15cm meson cannon and an active sensor while the Matrah has twin 10cm mesons and extended endurance, making it ideal for defending jump points. They are supported by Mersin class FAC Transports, which can carry six FACs in their hangar bay, Mosul class FAC Tenders, which provide temporary bases for the FACs, and Abadan class ammunition transports, which operate with the Mosuls to keep the Ashdods supplied with ordnance. The most significant consequence of the Caliphate's dedication to the development of fast attack craft is that its research teams have not yet developed jump point theory, so the Caliphate is restricted to the jump gate network, at least in the short term.

The Caliphate starts with a total population of 400m (25m of which is on Medina II), eight shipyards with a capacity of 48,000 naval and 270,000 commercial, fifteen research facilities and 134,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Ashdod class Fast Attack Craft    950 tons     14 Crew     147.6 BP      TCS 19  TH 80  EM 0
4210 km/s     Armour 1-8     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 7.2
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 0    AFR 190%    IFR 2.6%    1YR 19    5YR 283    Max Repair 40 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 3   
Magazine 48   

Hasan-Najeeb HN80 FAC Engine (1)    Power 80    Fuel Use 429.92%    Signature 80    Exp 20%
Fuel Capacity 160,000 Litres    Range 7.1 billion km   (19 days at full power)

Scimitar Box Launcher (16)    Missile Size 3    Hangar Reload 22.5 minutes    MF Reload 3.7 hours
Abdulah-Mansoor Scimitar Fire Control (1)     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
Scimitar Anti-ship Missile (16)  Speed: 21,300 km/s   End: 39.2m    Range: 50.1m km   WH: 4    Size: 3    TH: 71/42/2

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Hebron class FAC Leader    950 tons     26 Crew     204.8 BP      TCS 19  TH 80  EM 0
4210 km/s     Armour 1-8     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/12/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 0
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 0    AFR 190%    IFR 2.6%    1YR 72    5YR 1086    Max Repair 96 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 1   

Hasan-Najeeb HN80 FAC Engine (1)    Power 80    Fuel Use 429.92%    Signature 80    Exp 20%
Fuel Capacity 200,000 Litres    Range 8.8 billion km   (24 days at full power)

Abdulah-Mansoor AM-60 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 11520     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
EM-12 Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 12     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  12m km

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Mecca class Fast Attack Craft    950 tons     42 Crew     193.8 BP      TCS 19  TH 80  EM 0
4210 km/s     Armour 1-8     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 4
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 0    AFR 190%    IFR 2.6%    1YR 34    5YR 514    Max Repair 58 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 3   

Hasan-Najeeb HN80 FAC Engine (1)    Power 80    Fuel Use 429.92%    Signature 80    Exp 20%
Fuel Capacity 180,000 Litres    Range 7.9 billion km   (21 days at full power)

Rashid-Ameen Dynamics RAD-15/C3 Meson Cannon (1)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4210 km/s     Power 6-3     RM 9    ROF 10        1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
Hasan-Alam FC-96 Meson Fire Control  (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Pebble Bed Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 3    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Abdulah-Mansoor AM-10 Navigation Sensor (1)     GPS 1920     Range 10.5m km    Resolution 120

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Matrah class Fast Attack Craft    1,000 tons     48 Crew     153.8 BP      TCS 20  TH 80  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 1-8     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 6
Maint Life 0 Years     MSP 0    AFR 200%    IFR 2.8%    1YR 28    5YR 417    Max Repair 40 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 6 months    Spare Berths 1   

Hasan-Najeeb HN80 FAC Engine (1)    Power 80    Fuel Use 429.92%    Signature 80    Exp 20%
Fuel Capacity 150,000 Litres    Range 6.3 billion km   (18 days at full power)

Rashid-Ameen Dynamics RAD-10/C3 Meson Cannon (2)    Range 45,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 4.5    ROF 5        1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hasan-Alam  FC-48 Meson Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 96,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     90 79 69 58 48 38 27 17 6 0
Pebble Bed Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 6    Armour 0    Exp 5%

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Mersin class FAC Transport    12,000 tons     192 Crew     1233.8 BP      TCS 240  TH 408  EM 0
1700 km/s     Armour 1-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 7     PPV 0
Maint Life 2.21 Years     MSP 450    AFR 164%    IFR 2.3%    1YR 124    5YR 1862    Max Repair 96 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Flight Crew Berths 0   
Hangar Deck Capacity 6000 tons     

Sulaiman-Khaleel Drive Systems SKDS-200E Nuclear Pulse Drive (2)    Power 204    Fuel Use 37.3%    Signature 204    Exp 8%
Fuel Capacity 1,250,000 Litres    Range 50.3 billion km   (342 days at full power)

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Mosul class FAC Tender    54,650 tons     464 Crew     2070 BP      TCS 1093  TH 1600  EM 0
1463 km/s     Armour 1-128     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
MSP 24    Max Repair 200 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 0   
Cargo 5000   
Maintenance Modules: 5 module(s) capable of supporting ships of 1000 tons

Commercial Nuclear Pulse Engine (8)    Power 200    Fuel Use 7.07%    Signature 200    Exp 5%
Fuel Capacity 3,000,000 Litres    Range 139.7 billion km   (1105 days at full power)

Abdulah-Mansoor AM-10 Navigation Sensor (1)     GPS 1920     Range 10.5m km    Resolution 120

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Abadan class Ammunition Transport    5,100 tons     102 Crew     566.1 BP      TCS 102  TH 204  EM 0
2000 km/s     Armour 1-26     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 2     PPV 0
Maint Life 2.43 Years     MSP 139    AFR 104%    IFR 1.4%    1YR 32    5YR 486    Max Repair 96 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 850   

Sulaiman-Khaleel Drive Systems SKDS-200E Nuclear Pulse Drive (1)    Power 204    Fuel Use 37.3%    Signature 204    Exp 8%
Fuel Capacity 250,000 Litres    Range 23.7 billion km   (136 days at full power)

Scimitar Anti-ship Missile (283)  Speed: 21,300 km/s   End: 39.2m    Range: 50.1m km   WH: 4    Size: 3    TH: 71/42/21

Abdulah-Mansoor AM-60 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 11520     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120

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Dubai class Geological Survey Vessel    1,000 tons     18 Crew     188.05 BP      TCS 20  TH 30  EM 0
1500 km/s     Armour 1-8     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/1     Damage Control Rating 1     PPV 0
Maint Life 10.3 Years     MSP 118    AFR 8%    IFR 0.1%    1YR 2    5YR 30    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 120 months    Spare Berths 0   

Hasan-Najeeb HN30 Survey Engine (1)    Power 30    Fuel Use 37.02%    Signature 30    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range 145.9 billion km   (1125 days at full power)

Geological Survey Sensors (1)   1 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

24x Ashdod class FAC
6x Hebron class FAC
12x Mecca class FAC
12x Matrah class FAC
6x Mersin class FAC Transport
4x Mosul class FAC Tender
4x Abadan class Ammunition Transport

4x Jiddah class Colony Ship (34,450 tons, 60,000 berths, 2031 km/s)
3x Beirut class Freighter (44,450 tons, 1 cargo hold, 1574 km/s)
4x Shiraz class Terraformer (97,850 tons, 3 modules, 817 km/s)
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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 06:34:15 PM »
Canada

The population of Canada expanded rapidly after the Sino-Indian war, in small part due to refugees from the war but mainly because accelerating global warming opened up the country’s vast Arctic regions. Global conglomerates were attracted by the mineral wealth of Canada’s far North, which in turn attracted service industries to support the huge influx of migrant workers. New cities sprang up across breadth of the country and by 2100 Canada’s population had more than tripled within a span of eighty years. Canada suffered from the same early reverse in her colonial fortunes as many other nations, losing the investments made on Mars and in the Alpha Centauri colonies. To avoid any subsequent problems along similar lines, the Canadian government decided to select a planet which Canada would colonise alone and also to begin building warships to protect that investment from threats within and without.

The colony site selected was the second planet of Kuiper 75-B, two jumps from Earth via Bernard’s Star. The planet, renamed Acadia, had two and a half million tons of accessibility 0.9 Duranium plus similar quantities of 0.7 accessibility Gallicite and 0.5 accessibility Mercassium. Given that Earth’s Gallicite deposits were limited and only accessibility 0.4, this appeared to be a sound long-term strategy. In addition, the only jump point in Kuiper 75 besides the entry point from Bernard’s Star led to the dead-end system of 70 Ophiuchi, making the system easy to defend. The UK, a friendly power, had a large colony on the planet Avalon in the Bernard’s Star system which added an extra degree of security. The main problem for the medium term was that Acadia was colony cost 2.30 and lacked an atmosphere. Canada did not operate any terraforming ships so the colony relied on domed cities, the infrastructure for which would have to be shipped to Acadia, or built on site. A few mines and construction factories were in place on Acadia by 2100.

Canada decided to spend most of its research & development budget in the late 21st century on military technology, opting to rely on the jump gate network that was being expanded by other powers rather than developing an indigenous jump capability. This concentration of effort allowed Canada to develop capable and flexible warship designs but left it lacking in some key industrial areas such as Fuel Harvesting and Terraforming. The challenge for Canada in the early years of the 22nd Century will be to remedy the deficiencies in its industrial capabilities and develop Acadia to its full potential. In the meantime though its modern warships should greatly increase the chance of being left in peace to do so.

Canada starts with a total population of 125m (7m of which is on Acadia), four shipyards with a capacity of 22,000 naval and 154,000 commercial, eighteen research facilities and 134,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Halifax class Destroyer    8,100 tons     227 Crew     1201.2 BP      TCS 162  TH 648  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-35     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/6/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 36
Maint Life 2.26 Years     MSP 371    AFR 131%    IFR 1.8%    1YR 98    5YR 1476    Max Repair 162 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 264   

Lawrence-Kirk LK-324 Ion Drive (2)    Power 324    Fuel Use 58.4%    Signature 324    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 530,000 Litres    Range 20.2 billion km   (58 days at full power)

Fitzgerald-Charlton 15cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser (3)    Range 180,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 6-3     RM 3    ROF 10        6 6 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 1
Howard Dynamics HD-96 Beam Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 9    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Stewart-Whittaker SW-4 Missile Launcher (6)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Lyons-Gordon LG-60F Missile Fire Control (1)     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
Iroquois Anti-ship Missile (66)  Speed: 25,200 km/s   End: 51.4m    Range: 77.8m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 84/50/25

Lyons-Gordon LG-60A Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 11520     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
Passive EM Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  6m km

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Protecteur class Destroyer    8,100 tons     196 Crew     1224.28 BP      TCS 162  TH 648  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-35     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/6/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 26.56
Maint Life 2.23 Years     MSP 378    AFR 131%    IFR 1.8%    1YR 103    5YR 1541    Max Repair 162 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 346   

Lawrence-Kirk LK-324 Ion Drive (2)    Power 324    Fuel Use 58.4%    Signature 324    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 530,000 Litres    Range 20.2 billion km   (58 days at full power)

Twin 10cm Laser Turret (2x2)    Range 48,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 6-6     RM 3    ROF 5        3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Howard Dynamics HD-16 Beam Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 48,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     79 58 38 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medium Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 3.15    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (2)     Total Power Output 9    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Stewart-Whittaker SW-1 Missile Launcher (10)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Lyons-Gordon LG-6F Missile Fire Control (2)     Range 5.8m km    Resolution 1
Huron Anti-missile Missile (346)  Speed: 31,700 km/s   End: 1.8m    Range: 3.5m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 137/82/41

Lyons-Gordon LG-6A Missile Detection Sensor  (1)     GPS 96     Range 5.8m km    MCR 627k km    Resolution 1
Lyons-Gordon LG-24A Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 5120     Range 24.3m km    Resolution 160
Passive EM Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  6m km

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Kingston class Scout    5,100 tons     137 Crew     851.15 BP      TCS 102  TH 306  EM 0
3000 km/s     Armour 1-26     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/30/0/2     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 8
Maint Life 7.09 Years     MSP 626    AFR 34%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 22    5YR 327    Max Repair 114.75 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 52 months    Spare Berths 0   

Lawrence-Kirk LK-306E Ion Drive (1)    Power 306    Fuel Use 25.72%    Signature 306    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 750,000 Litres    Range 102.9 billion km   (397 days at full power)

Fitzgerald-Charlton 15cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser (2)    Range 180,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 6-3     RM 3    ROF 10        6 6 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 1
Howard Dynamics HD-96 Beam Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Small Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 1.8    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 4.5    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Lyons-Gordon LG-60A Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 11520     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
Large Passive EM Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 30     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  30m km
Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

3x Halifax class Destroyer
3x Protecteur class Destroyer
4x Kingston class Scout

3x Annapolis class Freighter (44,550 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2356 km/s)
2x Mackenzie class Colony Ship (32,000 tons, 50,000 berths, 3281 km/s)
1x Restigouche class Tanker (14,050 tons)
 

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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 12:41:23 PM »
Centauri Federation

After the Martian declaration of independence and the subsequent treatment of the Martian colonists by the involved nations, the leadership of the various colonies in Alpha Centauri began covertly discussing the potential implications. The two most important conclusions were that firstly colonising nations saw their colonies as a resource to be exploited, with no weight being given to the well-being of the actual colonists, and secondly that those same nations would quickly learn the lesson of Mars and begin building military forces to compel any other independent-minded colonies to remain loyal. Mars was already building orbital bases to protect against any future assault launched from Earth. The combined leadership of the Alpha Centauri colonies decided they had to act as soon as possible. The next two years were spent ensuring the two planets on which the colonies were based could survive independently of Earth so that a similar trade embargo to that used against Mars would have little effect.

In 2078, a new nation named the Centauri Federation declared its independence from Earth. Well aware that the Federation needed a significant population to ensure its long-term survival, the Centauri leadership decided to follow the UK model and offered a new home to colonists from any nation. Eventually, the Federation founded its own colony on a partially-habitable moon of Alpha Centauri-A II and began terraforming operations. The only colony that did not join the Federation was an Argentine settlement on a moon of Alpha Centauri-A II. There are some elements within the current Centauri government who see this an intrusion from Earth and would like the colony to be either removed or occupied. To bring the colonists from different nations closer together, the leaders of the independence movement decided the Federation should have an identity of its own, beyond simply being against the colonial governments. As a disproportionate number of those leaders, compared to the general population, were originally from northern European countries, they started to introduce a Norse theme into everything from the names of the planets on which they lived, to the ships being built and even when naming their own children. Leading by example proved to be the right strategy and by 2100 the citizens of the Centauri Federation had discarded their old national identities and taken to their new one with enthusiasm.

The first human ships to visit Alpha Centauri not only found habitable planets, they also found evidence of alien life. On Alpha Centauri-B III, now the Centauri capital planet of Asgard, were the remnants of a small alien colony and an alien research station apparently dedicated to construction/production technology. Two wrecked alien ships were in orbit of Asgard and a second alien installation, dedicated to missile research, was discovered on Midgard. The presence of these alien artifacts makes the Centauri real estate particularly valuable and the Federation is constantly on guard against any attempt by Earth-based powers to mount an invasion. Japan is considered the greatest threat as it is the only other major power, apart from Argentina, with colonies in the Centauri Arm. In fact, Japanese ships travel through Alpha Centauri on a regular basis to reach their main Colony at Edo. As of 2100 AD, the Centauri have not been able to learn anything from the alien ruins and have not developed the technology to salvage the alien ships.

Centauri Federation warships have no energy-based weapons. Instead, their military research & development has been concentrated on developing some of the most capable missile combatants in known space. The Grendel class cruiser can launch salvos of ten Thor anti-ship missiles at targets up to one hundred million kilometres away. The Thor is a relatively fast missile with a speed of 24,000 km/s and has a size-6 warhead. The four Grendels are supported by four Tyr class cruisers, each armed with fifteen AMM launchers, and a pair of Asgard class jump cruisers. The Nyström-Sjögren NS-400A Area Surveillance Array on the Asgard has a range of more than four hundred million kilometres, giving the Federation Navy far better sensor coverage than their potential foes. The Federation has also built a pair of jump gate construction ships, which will allow the expansion of Centauri influence further along the Centauri Arm. The Federation's major disadvantage is a lack of fuel harvesting ships. Correcting that problem is one of the primary goals of the Centauri as they begin the 22nd century.

The Centauri Federation starts with a total population of 300m (150m on Asgard, 125m on Vanaheim and 25m on Midgard), five shipyards with a capacity of 33,000 naval and 312,000 commercial, twenty research facilities and 165,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Asgard class Jump Cruiser    10,200 tons     282 Crew     1671.2 BP      TCS 204  TH 816  EM 0
4000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 4-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/30/0/0     Damage Control Rating 9     PPV 0
Maint Life 2.42 Years     MSP 922    AFR 92%    IFR 1.3%    1YR 217    5YR 3256    Max Repair 576 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   

Palme-Magnusson PM-100 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 10250 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Bóndison-Arnmundarson BA-400 Main Drive (2)    Power 408    Fuel Use 46.2%    Signature 408    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 500,000 Litres    Range 19.1 billion km   (55 days at full power)

Nyström-Sjögren NS-400A Area Surveillance Array (1)     GPS 77760     Range 401.6m km    Resolution 135
Nyström-Sjögren NS-30E Passive Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 30     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  30m km

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Grendel class Cruiser    10,200 tons     273 Crew     1477.6 BP      TCS 204  TH 816  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 40
Maint Life 2.47 Years     MSP 543    AFR 138%    IFR 1.9%    1YR 124    5YR 1853    Max Repair 204 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 2   
Magazine 520   

Bóndison-Arnmundarson BA-400 Main Drive (2)    Power 408    Fuel Use 46.2%    Signature 408    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 520,000 Litres    Range 19.9 billion km   (57 days at full power)

Vakrson-Sørkvirson VS-4 Missile Launcher (10)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Nyström-Sjögren NS-100T Target Tracking System (2)     Range 100.4m km    Resolution 135
Thor Anti-ship Missile (130)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   End: 74.6m    Range: 107.4m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 80/48/24

Nyström-Sjögren NS-100A Target Acqusition System (1)     GPS 19440     Range 100.4m km    Resolution 135

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Tyr class Cruiser    10,200 tons     246 Crew     1704.64 BP      TCS 204  TH 816  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 15
Maint Life 2.37 Years     MSP 627    AFR 138%    IFR 1.9%    1YR 152    5YR 2286    Max Repair 204 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 543   

Bóndison-Arnmundarson BA-400 Main Drive (2)    Power 408    Fuel Use 46.2%    Signature 408    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 540,000 Litres    Range 20.6 billion km   (59 days at full power)

Vakrson-Sørkvirson VS-1 Missile Launcher (15)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Nyström-Sjögren NS-10P Missile Tracking System (3)     Range 25.9m km    Resolution 1
Magni Anti-missile Missile (543)  Speed: 33,600 km/s   End: 2.1m    Range: 4.2m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 134/80/40

Nyström-Sjögren NS-20A Target Acquisition System (1)     GPS 3840     Range 21.0m km    Resolution 120
Nyström-Sjögren NS-10M Missile Acquisition System (1)     GPS 144     Range 8.6m km    MCR 941k km    Resolution 1

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Saga class Science Vessel    6,000 tons     152 Crew     865.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 360  EM 0
3000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/2/1     Damage Control Rating 7     PPV 0
Maint Life 5.75 Years     MSP 631    AFR 41%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 32    5YR 485    Max Repair 135 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 51 months    Spare Berths 0   

Palme-Magnusson PM-60 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 6000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Bóndison-Arnmundarson BA-360E Ion Drive (1)    Power 360    Fuel Use 20.46%    Signature 360    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 800,000 Litres    Range 117.3 billion km   (452 days at full power)

Nyström-Sjögren NS-20A Target Acquisition System (1)     GPS 3840     Range 21.0m km    Resolution 120
Gravitational Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour
Geological Survey Sensors (1)   1 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

2x Asgard class Jump Cruiser
4x Grendel class Cruiser
4x Tyr class Cruiser

4x Galdsheim class Freighter (47,000 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2553 km/s)
4x Kolga class Colony Ship (34,450 tons, 50,000 berths, 3483 km/s)
5x Loki class Terraformer (64,500 tons, 2 modules, 1162 km/s)
2x Norn class Construction Ship (64,350 tons, 180 day module, 1165 km/s)
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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2015, 01:33:20 PM »
France

After the UK left the European Union in 2018, following the departure of Greece a year earlier, the relationship between France and Germany began to deteriorate. Germany, with an electorate growing tired of paying taxes to bail out other countries, favoured enforcement of fiscal responsibility across the Union. The French had a more socialist approach, believing the richer nations should subsidise the poorer nations and forgive or reduce their debts. In time, two power blocs formed within Europe; one supporting Germany and one supporting France. While the European Union remained relatively intact, little advancement was made in terms of treaties as one side or the other would veto any new proposals. Both France and Germany accepted the stagnation as the two governments believed that if Union collapsed it might result in another major war in Europe. Having seen the results of the Sino-Indian war, that was not a future that either country wished to contemplate. The breakthrough into Trans-Newtonian physics and the subsequent age of discovery gave both power blocs the opportunity to expend their competitive energies in space rather than on Earth. The population and industry of France represents France itself plus those European countries within its sphere of influence.

French ships concentrated their survey efforts mainly on the American Arm and followed a branch from the crossroads system of WX Ursae Majoris that ultimately led to New France, a red dwarf system with only three planets located five jumps from Sol. The second planet of New France had a nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere, albeit with only 0.05 atm of oxygen, and a surface temperature of 60C. While a good terraforming candidate, there were better options closer to Earth from a purely environmental perspective. What persuaded the French government to establish their primary colony further out than any other nation was the presence of a ruined alien city on the surface plus an alien installation that would provide a significant boost to energy weapon research. Due to the distance, more than twenty-four billion kilometres for a round-trip, the French colony was relatively small compared to the other space-faring powers. By January 2100 it had reached five million.

Because of the long distances French ships had to travel between Sol and New France, the French research and development program devoted more effort to engine technology and fuel efficiency than any other nation. France is the only nation with magneto-plasma engines, resulting in the fastest warships in known space, and has the most advanced fuel efficiency technology. The price paid for that advanced propulsion technology was a complete lack of research into any energy-weapon-related technologies; France operates only missile combatants. Even so, the speed and range of the MM400 Exocet provides the Marine Nationale with one of the best anti-ship missiles available to any power. The Mistral AMM is equally capable in a defensive role. France has a wide variety of commercial designs, operating jump-capable versions of both freighter and colony ship, as well as small but capable fuel harvesters and terraformers. All French designs have longer endurance and range than comparable ships of other powers.

France starts with a total population of 200m (5m of which is on New France II), four shipyards with a capacity of 34,000 naval and 170,000 commercial, twenty research facilities and 166,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Clemenceau class Missile Cruiser    12,000 tons     305 Crew     1832.88 BP      TCS 240  TH 1200  EM 0
5000 km/s     Armour 4-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/18/0/0     Damage Control Rating 9     PPV 40
Maint Life 3.56 Years     MSP 859    AFR 128%    IFR 1.8%    1YR 104    5YR 1564    Max Repair 200 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 616   

Chenault-Allaire CA-400 Magneto-plasma Drive (3)    Power 400    Fuel Use 45%    Signature 400    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres    Range 33.3 billion km   (77 days at full power)

Sylver-4 Missile Launch System (10)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 60
Favre-Rivard Orbital Systems FROS-100M Missile Fire Control (2)     Range 100.4m km    Resolution 135
MM400 Exocet Anti-ship Missile (154)  Speed: 32,000 km/s   End: 65.3m    Range: 125.3m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 106/64/32

Favre-Rivard Orbital Systems FROS-100 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 19440     Range 100.4m km    Resolution 135
EM-18 Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  18m km

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Le Redoutable class Jump Cruiser    12,000 tons     313 Crew     1834.6 BP      TCS 240  TH 1200  EM 0
5000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 4-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 11     PPV 16
Maint Life 3.34 Years     MSP 1051    AFR 104%    IFR 1.5%    1YR 142    5YR 2137    Max Repair 266 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 256   

J12 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 12000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Chenault-Allaire CA-400 Magneto-plasma Drive (3)    Power 400    Fuel Use 45%    Signature 400    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 1,030,000 Litres    Range 34.3 billion km   (79 days at full power)

Sylver-4 Missile Launch System (4)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 60
Favre-Rivard Orbital Systems FROS-100M Missile Fire Control (1)     Range 100.4m km    Resolution 135
MM400 Exocet Anti-ship Missile (64)  Speed: 32,000 km/s   End: 65.3m    Range: 125.3m km   WH: 6    Size: 4    TH: 106/64/32

Favre-Rivard Orbital Systems FROS-100 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 19440     Range 100.4m km    Resolution 135

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Dunkerque class Frigate    6,400 tons     141 Crew     1059.52 BP      TCS 128  TH 640  EM 0
5000 km/s     Armour 4-30     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 10
Maint Life 3.18 Years     MSP 414    AFR 81%    IFR 1.1%    1YR 62    5YR 927    Max Repair 160 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 394   

Chenault-Allaire CA-320 Magneto-plasma Drive (2)    Power 320    Fuel Use 48%    Signature 320    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 520,000 Litres    Range 30.5 billion km   (70 days at full power)

Sylver-1 Missile Launch System (10)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 15
Favre-Rivard Orbital Systems FROS-10M Missile Fire Control (2)     Range 8.6m km    Resolution 1
MIstral Anti-missile Missile (394)  Speed: 41,600 km/s   End: 1.9m    Range: 4.7m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 194/116/58

Favre-Rivard Orbital Systems FROS-10 Missile Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 144     Range 8.6m km    MCR 941k km    Resolution 1

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Rubis class Science Vessel    8,000 tons     213 Crew     1200 BP      TCS 160  TH 600  EM 0
3750 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-35     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/18/2/2     Damage Control Rating 11     PPV 0
Maint Life 5.48 Years     MSP 1031    AFR 46%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 58    5YR 864    Max Repair 225 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 48 months    Spare Berths 0   

J8 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 8000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Chenault-Allaire CA-600E Magneto-plasma Drive (1)    Power 600    Fuel Use 14.61%    Signature 600    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres    Range 154.0 billion km   (475 days at full power)

Favre-Rivard Orbital Systems FROS-30 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
EM-18 Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  18m km
Gravitational Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour
Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

1x Le Redoutable class Jump Cruiser
2x Clemenceau class Missile Cruiser
3x Dunkerque class Frigate
2x Rubis class Science Vessel

2x La Fantasque class Tanker (15,100 tons)
1x Bisson class Jump Colony Ship (40,000 tons, 35,000 berths, 2800 km/s)
3x Courbet class Terraformer (38,800 tons, 1 module, 2061 km/s)
3x La Galissonniere class Fuel Harvester (44,100 tons, 15 modules, 725 km/s)
1x Normandie class Jump Freighter (45,000 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2844 km/s)
2x Richelieu class Freighter (44,400 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2522 km/s)
2x Suffren class Colony Ship  (40,000 tons, 81,000 berths, 2800 km/s)
 

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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 02:59:46 PM »
Germany

As described in the entry for France (see above), by the middle of the 21st century two power blocs, one led by Germany and the other led by France, dominated continental Western and Central Europe. Eastern Europe was in the Russian sphere of influence. Both power blocs maintained the European Union, fearing an outbreak of hostilities if the outdated but stabilising institution should crumble. The discovery of Trans-Newtonian physics relieved the pressure, allowing both sides to concentrate their efforts on expanding into space, rather than on competing with each other. German explorations followed those of France along the first two systems of the American Arm, Lalande 21185 and WX Ursae Majoris, then took a different route through Wolf 358 to Groombridge 1618. The first German colony was established in this latter system on its second planet, a good terraforming candidate with a nitrogen-carbon dioxide atmosphere and surface temperature of -34C.

Groombridge had a couple of other worlds with long-terms terraforming prospects and a Super-Jovian with four million tons of accessibility 1.0 Sorium. The main attraction though was that Groombridge 1618 was the only gateway to FL Virginis. FL Virginis-A II was home to a ruined alien colony and an alien research station that German scientists believed would boost their missile and kinetic research by as much as 70%. The planet itself was another good terraforming candidate with acceptable temperature and an atmosphere that required only oxygen to transform FL Virginis-A II into an ideal habitable world. A moon of FL Virginis-B III had substantial mineral deposits of nine different minerals, all with good accessibilities, including 260,000 tons of accessibility 0.9 Duranium and 360,000 tons of accessibility 1.0 Gallicite. A second populated colony was established in FL Virginis within two years of the first colony in Groombridge. By the end of the 21st century, a total of twenty million colonists were living in domed cities on the two worlds. An automated mining colony with ten installations was established on the mineral-rich moon.

German research and development programs devoted more effort to general construction and production technology than most other nations, which slowed down the German energy weapon program. However, unlike other nations lacking energy weapons, Germany is already well on the way to a energy weapon capability. All the necessary sensor technology to develop modern beam fire control is already available, as is the capacitor technology required for a reasonable recharge rate. All that remains is to select the focus for actual weapon research. German missile technology is comparable to other nations except for the area of warhead strength, where its technology is among the most advanced. The Astra Anti-ship missile has a strength-9 warhead, that is matched only by the American RGM-1A Sabre and the Russian SS-N-1 Scarab, both of which are 25% larger than the German missile. The Astra is relatively short-ranged though at 55m kilometres, which means a German task group may have to close through enemy missile fire to deliver its heavy blow. With this in mind, the Deutsche Marine is well protected by its four Deutschland class anti-missile frigates. Germany has harvesting technology and has deployed three Koln class Fuel Harvesters in Groombridge 1618. It has yet to develop a terraforming ship.

Germany (including her allies) starts with a total population of 250m (12.5m of which is on Groombridge 1618 II and 7.5m of which is on FL Virginis-A II), four shipyards with a capacity of 36,000 naval and 240,000 commercial, twenty research facilities and 167,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Scharnhorst class Battlecruiser    12,000 tons     310 Crew     1671.12 BP      TCS 240  TH 960  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 5-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 7     PPV 48
Maint Life 2.17 Years     MSP 609    AFR 164%    IFR 2.3%    1YR 173    5YR 2600    Max Repair 240 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 672   

Anschütz-Radetzky Engines Limited AREL-480 Ion Drive (2)    Power 480    Fuel Use 48%    Signature 480    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 580,000 Litres    Range 18.1 billion km   (52 days at full power)

Schädler-Zorn SZ-4 Raketenwerfer (12)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Liebermann Warning & Control LWC-60 Raketenlenk (2)     Range 61.7m km    Resolution 115
Astra Anti-ship Missile (168)  Speed: 22,800 km/s   End: 39.8m    Range: 54.5m km   WH: 9    Size: 4    TH: 76/45/22

Liebermann Warning & Control LWC-60 Funkmessgerät (1)     GPS 11040     Range 61.8m km    Resolution 115

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Konigsberg class Jump Cruiser    12,000 tons     321 Crew     1842.68 BP      TCS 240  TH 960  EM 0
4000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 5-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/30/0/0     Damage Control Rating 10     PPV 8
Maint Life 2.41 Years     MSP 960    AFR 115%    IFR 1.6%    1YR 226    5YR 3393    Max Repair 384 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 104   

J1200 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 12000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Anschütz-Radetzky Engines Limited AREL-480 Ion Drive (2)    Power 480    Fuel Use 48%    Signature 480    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 600,000 Litres    Range 18.8 billion km   (54 days at full power)

Schädler-Zorn SZ-4 Raketenwerfer (2)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Liebermann Warning & Control LWC-60 Raketenlenk (1)     Range 61.7m km    Resolution 115
Astra Anti-ship Missile (26)  Speed: 22,800 km/s   End: 39.8m    Range: 54.5m km   WH: 9    Size: 4    TH: 76/45/22

Liebermann Warning & Control LWC-250 Funkmessgerät (1)     GPS 46080     Range 252.4m km    Resolution 120
EM-30 Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 30     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  30m km

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Deutschland class Frigate    6,000 tons     143 Crew     924.36 BP      TCS 120  TH 480  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 3-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 10
Maint Life 2.72 Years     MSP 385    AFR 72%    IFR 1%    1YR 74    5YR 1116    Max Repair 240 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 442   

Anschütz-Radetzky Engines Limited AREL-480 Ion Drive (1)    Power 480    Fuel Use 48%    Signature 480    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 270,000 Litres    Range 16.9 billion km   (48 days at full power)

Schädler-Zorn SZ-1 Raketenwerfer (10)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Liebermann Warning & Control LWC-10M Raketenlenk (2)     Range 8.6m km    Resolution 1
Adler Anti-missile Missile (442)  Speed: 33,600 km/s   End: 1.8m    Range: 3.7m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 145/87/43

Liebermann Warning & Control LWC-10M Funkmessgerät (1)     GPS 144     Range 8.6m km    MCR 941k km    Resolution 1

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Bayern class Scout    6,000 tons     153 Crew     782.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 360  EM 0
3000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/30/2/0     Damage Control Rating 8     PPV 0
Maint Life 6.61 Years     MSP 652    AFR 36%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 26    5YR 387    Max Repair 135 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 48 months    Spare Berths 1   

J600 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 6000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Anschütz-Radetzky Engines Limited AREL-360E Ion Drive (1)    Power 360    Fuel Use 23.38%    Signature 360    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 850,000 Litres    Range 109.1 billion km   (420 days at full power)

EM-30 Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 30     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  30m km
Gravitational Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Rheinland class Geological Survey Vessel    6,000 tons     153 Crew     782.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 360  EM 0
3000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/30/0/2     Damage Control Rating 8     PPV 0
Maint Life 6.61 Years     MSP 652    AFR 36%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 26    5YR 387    Max Repair 135 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 48 months    Spare Berths 1   

J600 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 6000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Anschütz-Radetzky Engines Limited AREL-360E Ion Drive (1)    Power 360    Fuel Use 23.38%    Signature 360    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 850,000 Litres    Range 109.1 billion km   (420 days at full power)

EM-30 Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 30     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  30m km
Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

2x Konigsberg class Jump Cruiser
3x Scharnhorst class Battlecruiser
4x Deutschland class Frigate
2x Bayern class Scout
4x Rheinland class Geological Survey Vessel

2x Bremse class Tanker (12,500 tons)
3x Koln class Fuel Harvester (59,900 tons, 20 modules, 751 km/s)
2x Emden class Jump Freighter (60,000 tons, 1 cargo hold, 1500 km/s)
4x Nassau class Freighter (44,450 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2362 km/s)
4x Von Roeder class Colony Ship (39,750 tons, 70,000 berths, 3018 km/s)
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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2015, 04:45:00 PM »
Japanese Empire

Faced with a growing potential threat from the People's Republic of China in the early 21st century, Japan initially began to reinterpret its pacifist constitution in order to increase its military strength and finally, after China forcibly occupied several key islands in the South China Sea, abandoned it altogether. The Japanese government become increasingly militaristic, convinced that China would eventually attack and determined to ensure the country was ready. Eventually, the Chinese pushed their aggressive agenda too far but it was India, responding to Chinese actions in South-East Asia, rather than Japan that was drawn into a war. Japan elected to stay on the sidelines and guard its own territory while two of its potential rivals fought each other. The catastrophic nuclear exchange that ended the war, devastating both combatants and the surrounding countries, left Japan with no effective opposition in East Asia. Japan did suffer from significant radiation and environmental problems due to her proximity to so many nuclear detonations but the preparedness of both her military and civilian population for such a scenario meant Japan survived relatively intact. Even though China fragmented into smaller states, the Japanese government was concerned that China would rise again as it had in the past. Intent on avoiding any such future threat from a recovering China, Japan sent military forces into the Chinese coastal provinces and effectively annexed them, crushing any resistance. Eventually the East and South of China became part of a new Japanese Empire while the remaining Chinese provinces to the North and West consolidated into the new nation of Manchuria. Once Japan had absorbed her vast new territories and the effects of the Sino-Indian war had receded, Japan began to rival the United States in economic power and military strength. The successful invasion and annexation of Mexico kept the United States ahead in terms of population and economic strength but by 2100 Japan had moved well ahead of its major rival in terms of technology and the Imperial Japanese Navy is without doubt the most powerful military force in known space.

Like several other nations, Japan's early investments in colonization were lost with the independence of Mars and Alpha Centauri. Determined to avoid such losses in the future, Japan concentrated her subsequent efforts on securing two systems for Japanese-only colonies. The first was Luyten 143-23, renamed as Edo, three jumps out from Sol via Alpha Centauri and Luhman 16. Edo's second planet was close to habitable and required only the addition of greenhouse gas to bring it fully into the habitable range. By the end of the 21st century, Edo II was an ideal habitable world with a Japanese population of sixty million. The planet had 2.4 million tons of Duranium and 3.9 million tons of Gallicite, both at accessibility 0.7. More importantly, Edo was a crossroads system with four jump points, giving Japan three different avenues for further exploration while using Edo II as a forward base. The second colony was established in HIP-86961 (renamed Kyoto), also three jumps from Earth via Proxima and Gliese 682. The latter system also linked to Luhman 16, which meant the two Japanese colonies were three jumps apart. There is some debate among astrographers as to whether Kyoto should be classed as being within the Russo-Manchurian Arm or the Centauri Arm. The Japanese have little interest in such distinctions and have made it clear that the rest of the human race can designate the system as being wherever they like, as long as no one interferes with Japanese operations in Kyoto. A Japanese colony of ten million is in place on the innermost planet, a world with substantial mineral reserves that include five million tons of accessibility 0.8 Duranium, almost three million tons of accessibility 0.8 Corundium and six other minerals with accessibilities from 0.1 to 0.9. Kyoto I is colony cost 2.00 and Japanese terraforming operations are ongoing.

The relative positions of Edo and Alpha Centauri have resulted in tension between Japan and the Centauri Federation. The shortest route from Sol to Edo passes through Alpha Centauri and any Federation ships, or ships of any nation, wanting to explore further down the Centauri Arm have to pass through Edo. In Alpha Centauri, a direct course between the Sol and Luhman 16 jump points keeps any transiting ship at least one point five billion kilometres from any Centauri colony. Even so, the Federation is unhappy at the regular Japanese traffic. In Edo, ships moving between Luhman 16 and two of three branches further down the arm also keep at least a billion kilometres from the Japanese colony. However, Centauri traffic moving to the third branch passes directly through the heart of the Edo system, causing increasing irritation for the Japanese. Most Solarian intelligence agencies predict that eventually the tension will reach the point where one side, probably Japan, issues an ultimatum to the other. For the moment, two factors appear to be responsible for maintaining the peace. Firstly, the Japanese military is concerned that moving against Alpha Centauri might draw in one or more Solarian powers and the Imperial Japanese Navy is not yet strong enough to engage multiple opponents, especially with most of its shipbuilding and industrial capability on Earth. Secondly, even if the Federation Navy could be eliminated, the Imperial Army does not have the strength or the lift capacity to mount an invasion of Asgard, Vanaheim and Midgard. Orbital bombardment of the civilian population would not be desirable, either economically or diplomatically.

The Imperial Japanese Navy operates sixteen very capable warships, including four 15,000 ton missile cruisers, four 11,250 ton anti-missile cruisers and eight 7,500 ton railgun-armed multi-role destroyers. Their technology is top of the line. The Katana Anti-ship Missile carried by the Akagi class is fast and has a range of one hundred and twenty-eight million kilometres, greater than almost all rival missiles, while the Kongo class escort cruiser has the most capable missile detection equipment in known space, allowing engagement of inbound missiles at up to one point seven million kilometres. The Kagero class is both a devastating close-range energy combatant and an effective point defence escort. Japanese survey ships are numerous, long-ranged and well-equipped while Japanese commercial vessels tend to be larger, more capable and often faster than those of other nations.

Japan starts with a total population of 525m (including 60m on Edo II and 10m on Kyoto I), six shipyards with a capacity of 68,000 naval and 510,000 commercial, twenty-five research facilities and 210,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Akagi class Missile Cruiser    15,000 tons     386 Crew     2108.8 BP      TCS 300  TH 1200  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 5-54     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/24/0/0     Damage Control Rating 7     PPV 60
Maint Life 2.05 Years     MSP 615    AFR 257%    IFR 3.6%    1YR 196    5YR 2934    Max Repair 150 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 0   
Magazine 780   

Takismega-Katsushika TK-300 Ion Drive (4)    Power 300    Fuel Use 52.5%    Signature 300    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 870,000 Litres    Range 19.9 billion km   (57 days at full power)

Kogo-Shimura Type-4 Missile Launcher (15)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Nagatsuka-Kaibara TAS-125 Target Acquistion Sensor (2)     Range 126.2m km    Resolution 120
Katana Anti-ship Missile (195)  Speed: 24,000 km/s   End: 89.5m    Range: 128.9m km   WH: 7    Size: 4    TH: 80/48/24

Nagatsuka-Kaibara TDS-125 Target Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 17280     Range 126.2m km    Resolution 120
Nagatsuka-Kaibara EM-24 Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 24     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  24m km

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Kongo class Escort Cruiser    11,250 tons     258 Crew     1723.84 BP      TCS 225  TH 900  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-44     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 20
Maint Life 2.46 Years     MSP 575    AFR 168%    IFR 2.3%    1YR 131    5YR 1969    Max Repair 192 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 4   
Magazine 788   

Takismega-Katsushika TK-300 Ion Drive (3)    Power 300    Fuel Use 52.5%    Signature 300    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 600,000 Litres    Range 18.3 billion km   (52 days at full power)

Kogo-Shimura Type-1 Missile Launcher (20)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Nagatsuka-Kaibara MAS-16 Missile Acquisition Sensor (4)     Range 15.4m km    Resolution 1
Wakazashi Anti-missile Missile (788)  Speed: 33,600 km/s   End: 2.1m    Range: 4.2m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 156/94/47

Nagatsuka-Kaibara MDS-16 Missile Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 192     Range 15.4m km    MCR 1.7m km    Resolution 1

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Kagero class Destroyer    7,500 tons     248 Crew     1250.8 BP      TCS 150  TH 600  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-34     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 42
Maint Life 2.72 Years     MSP 417    AFR 112%    IFR 1.6%    1YR 81    5YR 1215    Max Repair 150 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 11.5 months    Spare Berths 0   

Takismega-Katsushika TK-300 Ion Drive (2)    Power 300    Fuel Use 52.5%    Signature 300    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 350,000 Litres    Range 16.0 billion km   (46 days at full power)

Kita-Kudara 10cm Railgun (6x4)    Range 30,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kita-Kudara 15cm Railgun (4x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 3    ROF 15        3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
Kita-Kudara Railgun Fire Control (3)    Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
Medium Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 3.15    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (6)     Total Power Output 27    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Nagatsuka-Kaibara MDS-3 Missile Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 32     Range 2.6m km    MCR 279k km    Resolution 1
Nagatsuka-Kaibara TDS-40 Target Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 42.1m km    Resolution 120

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Soryu class Geological Survey Vessel    7,500 tons     185 Crew     1038.4 BP      TCS 150  TH 420  EM 0
2800 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-34     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/3     Damage Control Rating 10     PPV 0
Maint Life 7.17 Years     MSP 865    AFR 45%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 29    5YR 442    Max Repair 114 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 60 months    Spare Berths 0   

MJ-7500 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 7500 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Takismega-Katsushika TK-210E Ion Drive (2)    Power 210    Fuel Use 21.52%    Signature 210    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 1,100,000 Litres    Range 122.7 billion km   (507 days at full power)

Nagatsuka-Kaibara TDS-40 Target Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 42.1m km    Resolution 120
Geological Survey Sensors (3)   3 Survey Points Per Hour

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Taiho class Gravitational Survey Vessel    7,500 tons     185 Crew     1038.4 BP      TCS 150  TH 420  EM 0
2800 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-34     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/3/0     Damage Control Rating 10     PPV 0
Maint Life 7.17 Years     MSP 865    AFR 45%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 29    5YR 442    Max Repair 114 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 60 months    Spare Berths 0   

MJ-7500 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 7500 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Takismega-Katsushika TK-210E Ion Drive (2)    Power 210    Fuel Use 21.52%    Signature 210    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 1,100,000 Litres    Range 122.7 billion km   (507 days at full power)

Nagatsuka-Kaibara TDS-40 Target Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 42.1m km    Resolution 120
Gravitational Survey Sensors (3)   3 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

4x Akagi class Missile Cruiser
4x Kongo class Escort Cruiser 
8x Kagero class Destroyer
4x Taiho class Gravitational Survey Vessel
4x Soryu class Geological Survey Vessel

3x Hayasui class Tanker (11,500 tons)
5x Awazisan Maru class Colony Ship (39,600 tons, 70,000 berths, 3030 km/s)
5x Hyuga class Fuel Harvester (80,000 tons, 28 modules, 562 km/s)
2x Kochiku Maru class Construction Ship (69,550 tons, 180 day module, 1509 km/s)
1x Kuma class Jump Freighter (75,000 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2200 km/s)
4x Seisho Maru class Freighter (47,050 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2550 km/s)
5x Henkan Maru class Terraformer  (69,650 tons, 2 modules, 1507 km/s)
 

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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2015, 01:31:33 PM »
Manchuria

Manchuria was formed in the chaotic years following the Sino-Indian war. Initially the fragmented and war-torn Chinese states fought each other for limited resources, trying to preserve their populations at the expense of their neighbours. The region was in the process of reducing itself to total anarchy when the Japanese landed military forces in the coastal provinces. Faced with an external threat, the warring provinces finally came together in an attempt to preserve what remained of China. The Japanese were capable, ruthless and determined, a bad combination for the remnants of the Chinese military. Despite gallant resistance the alliance of Chinese states was pushed back until the Japanese controlled the eastern and southern provinces. At that point, the Japanese government decided that the cost of eliminating the increasingly fanatical Chinese resistance in the north and west was not worth the potential gains. China could no longer pose an existential threat to Japan so a halt was called to offensive operations and a period of consolidation began. The remaining Chinese forces attempted their own offensives but these were costly and achieved nothing. Eventually it was in the interests of both sides to sign a peace treaty that recognised the Japanese conquests and the creation of a new nation, Manchuria, from the ashes of the old China.

Manchuria is a second tier power, not able to compete with Japan or the United States on equal terms but still a significant player on the world stage. In terms of population it is exceeded only by the two first rank powers and matched by Russia, the Caliphate and the UK (including the Avalon colony). The Manchurians consider Japan their greatest rival and sixty years after the formation of their country they are still waiting to exact their revenge. Despite being a Trans-Newtonian power, Manchuria is on the lower end of the technology scale and was one of the later powers to begin its own colonization program. With many of the best colonization sites already taken, Manchuria opted for the innermost planet of Manchu-A (originally Luyten 726-8-A), a system two jumps from Earth via Proxima. The Manchurian colony site was not an ideal habitable world, nor was it rich in minerals, but it did have some advantages. The atmosphere was breathable and Manchuria had terraforming technology that could raise the temperature in to the ideal zone. By the end of the 21st century the colony cost of Manchu-A I was 1.30 and decreasing steadily. Manchu was relatively close to Earth, only two jumps and less than five billion kilometres, which meant a colony could grow more quickly than on a more distant world. There were also substantial, accessible mineral deposits on the system's many moons and asteroids, although rarely more than one or two different minerals on each body. Finally, Russia had already built jump gates to Manchu in order to reach the next system in the chain, Novaya Rodina, which made access to the system much easier for commercial vessels without jump capability. Manchuria also established two automated mining colonies, one in TZ Arietis on the far side of Novaya Rodina and one in the Sol system on the comet Faye.

Manchurian ships have to pass though Novaya Rodina to explore further along the Russo-Manchurian Arm and Russian ships have to pass through Manchu to reach their own colonies. Even so, there is far less apparent tension than in the Centauri Arm, where Japan and the Centauri Federation face a similar situation. Relations with Russia are best described as neutral. While there is no formal agreement between the two nations over passage rights, both nations appear content to live and let live and go about their own business without disturbing the other. However, should any major discoveries be made further down the chain, it is possible that competition for new resources or alien artifacts might affect that relationship.

The Manchurian Liberation Navy, named in the hope that one day it will liberate the rest of the old Chinese territory, has moderate levels of technology and is a purely missile-based fleet based around three 9000 ton destroyer designs. Its major advantage over most over nations, with the exception of France, is the high speed of its warships. The Han-Xiao HX-264 Ion Drive is a boosted engine design, providing 10% more power than a normal ion engine of similar size at the cost of twenty-seven percent higher fuel consumption. The high speed is necessary as the Yingji-1 anti-ship missile has only half the range of the Japanese Katana anti-ship missile. The Yingji-1 is one of the smallest anti-ship missiles in service, twenty-five percent smaller than the Katana and forty percent smaller than its Russian or American equivalents. However, that allows the 9000 ton Jiangwei class to mount twelve launchers. The Jiangwei is supported by the Jianghu, which has fifteen anti-missile launchers, and the unarmed Xian class destroyer leader, which provides a squadron jump capability and the capable Type 6 Long Range Search Sensor with its two hundred and ten million kilometre range. Manchuria operates both terraformers and fuel harvesters, both of which are relatively small for their type, but no jump gate construction ships.

Manchuria starts with a total population of 400m (20m of which is on Manchu-A I), four shipyards with a capacity of 41,000 naval and 196,000 commercial, sixteen research facilities and 127,000 research points.

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Jiangwei class Destroyer    9,000 tons     237 Crew     1309.76 BP      TCS 180  TH 792  EM 0
4400 km/s     Armour 4-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 36
Maint Life 2.23 Years     MSP 364    AFR 162%    IFR 2.2%    1YR 99    5YR 1482    Max Repair 132 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 3   
Magazine 468   

Han-Xiao HX-264 Ion Drive (3)    Power 264    Fuel Use 81.22%    Signature 264    Exp 11%
Fuel Capacity 580,000 Litres    Range 14.3 billion km   (37 days at full power)

SSM Missile Launcher (12)    Missile Size 3    Rate of Fire 30
Type 2 Missile Fire Control (2)     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
Yingji-1 Anti-ship Missile (156)  Speed: 27,200 km/s   End: 41.2m    Range: 67.3m km   WH: 4    Size: 3    TH: 90/54/27

Type 1 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 11520     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120

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Jianghu class Destroyer    9,000 tons     202 Crew     1391.92 BP      TCS 180  TH 792  EM 0
4400 km/s     Armour 4-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 15
Maint Life 2.11 Years     MSP 387    AFR 162%    IFR 2.2%    1YR 116    5YR 1738    Max Repair 144 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 639   

Han-Xiao HX-264 Ion Drive (3)    Power 264    Fuel Use 81.22%    Signature 264    Exp 11%
Fuel Capacity 600,000 Litres    Range 14.8 billion km   (38 days at full power)

AMM Launcher (15)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Type-4 Missile Fire Control (3)     Range 8.6m km    Resolution 1
Hong Qi-1 Anti-missile Missile (639)  Speed: 31,700 km/s   End: 1.8m    Range: 3.5m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 137/82/41

Type 5 Short-Range Search Sensor (1)     GPS 3840     Range 21.0m km    Resolution 120
Type 3 Missile Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 144     Range 8.6m km    MCR 941k km    Resolution 1

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Xian class Destroyer Leader    9,000 tons     228 Crew     1368.4 BP      TCS 180  TH 792  EM 0
4400 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 4-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/30/0/0     Damage Control Rating 7     PPV 0
Maint Life 2.94 Years     MSP 665    AFR 92%    IFR 1.3%    1YR 114    5YR 1717    Max Repair 320 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Cryogenic Berths 200   

J90 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 9000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Han-Xiao HX-264 Ion Drive (3)    Power 264    Fuel Use 81.22%    Signature 264    Exp 11%
Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres    Range 24.6 billion km   (64 days at full power)

Type 6 Long Range Search Sensor (1)     GPS 38400     Range 210.3m km    Resolution 120
Type-7 EM Detection Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 30     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  30m km

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Yinchuan class Science Vessel    5,000 tons     123 Crew     683.775 BP      TCS 100  TH 297  EM 0
2970 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-26     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/1/1     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 0
Maint Life 6.44 Years     MSP 513    AFR 33%    IFR 0.5%    1YR 21    5YR 319    Max Repair 111.375 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 48 months    Spare Berths 0   

J50 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 5000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Han-Xiao HX-297E Ion Drive (1)    Power 297    Fuel Use 26.11%    Signature 297    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 780,000 Litres    Range 107.5 billion km   (419 days at full power)

Type 5 Short-Range Search Sensor (1)     GPS 3840     Range 21.0m km    Resolution 120
Gravitational Survey Sensors (1)   1 Survey Points Per Hour
Geological Survey Sensors (1)   1 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

4x Jiangwei class Destroyer
4x Jianghu class Destroyer
4x Xian class Destroyer Leader
4x Yinchuan class Science Vessel

1x Huangwen class Tanker (15,600 tons)
3x Hainan class Colony Ship (32,000 tons, 50,000 berths, 3281 km/s)
2x Jinan class Jump Freighter (45,000 tons, 2 small cargo holds, 2666 km/s)
2x Kaifeng class Fuel Harvester (49,200 tons, 17 modules, 609 km/s)
4x Hegu class Freighter (44,550 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2356 km/s)
4x Xining class Terraformer (36,300 tons, 1 module, 1652 km/s)
 

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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2015, 03:44:32 PM »
Martian Union

After the discovery of jump points, the nations that had founded colonies on Mars and invested in terraforming the planet diverted their resources into new and more promising worlds outside the Sol system. Virtually abandoned by their parent nations, the Martian colonists found common ground in their fight to survive a half-terraformed planet with little outside assistance. It did not take long for the disparate colonies to found their own planet-wide government so that all available resources could be used in the most efficient way. Once the immediate survival needs had been addressed, the government consulted the colonists in a global referendum and in May 2075 declared the formation of the independent Martian Union. No nation could project any significant military space across interplanetary distance so there was no way to forcibly reverse the decision of the Martian colonies. Instead, most of the involved Earth-based powers imposed a total trade embargo on Mars, cutting off even the meagre supplies still reaching the planet. This was seen by the Martian colonists as little more than collective punishment rather than a serious attempt to change the situation. If anything the embargo drove the colonists closer together and hardened their attitude toward Earth even more. Conditions worsened on the planet as supplies ran out and before Mars could upgrade its industry to the point where it was self-sufficient, thousands were lost to starvation or failing life support systems. Even by the end of the 21st century, the Martian Union still has a siege mentality and a complete distrust of the Earth-based powers. Only the Centauri Federation is regarded as a friendly state. Due to its understandable paranoia regarding possible attack from Earth, Mars is guarded by a large number of defensive orbital bases and the Union has only eight 4650 ton patrol craft as a mobile fleet.

The struggle for survival meant strict discipline and efficient use of resources, leading to a militaristic outlook. The Martian Union adopted the model of the Roman Republic as basis both for government and for civic duty. Latin even made a comeback as an official language ; there were concerns that using one of the many existing languages in use on Mars might give native speakers the appearance of being favoured. This has resulted in Latin names for ships and the Martian ground forces have adopted Roman nomenclature. The Classis Martius, or Martian Fleet, operates three different types of orbital weapon platforms. The Lancea and Verutum are purely defensive in nature, armed with anti-missile launchers and point defence lasers respectively. The Spiculum is equipped with twenty launchers for the longest ranged missiles in known space. The Apollo Anti-ship Missile is relatively slow at 18,400 km/s, due to the Martian Union not yet developing ion technology, and its warhead is only strength-4. However, the four Spiculum class OWPs can launch up to eleven salvos of eighty Apollos at targets more than two hundred million kilometres away, plus any reloads that are ferried up from the planet. Any fleet approaching Mars would have to survive a hail of missiles at ranges beyond which it could respond. More importantly, the Martian Union can launch interplanetary missile attacks directly against Earth from Spiculums that are safe in Martian orbit. Earth is only in range for several months per Earth year but that is still a significant deterrent for any power considering an attack on Mars. In addition to its bases, the Classis Martius operates eight Trident class Patrol ships. The Tridents, small compared to the warships of other powers and armed with four 12cm lasers, are suitable for patrol duties, commerce raiding and jump point defence. They are not designed for a fleet engagement in deep space. The only commercial vessels in Martian service are a number of freighters and colony ships, built with the intention of eventually founding Martian colonies in other systems.

The Martian Union starts with a total population of 250m, four shipyards with a capacity of 48,000 naval and 225,000 commercial, fifteen research facilities and 138,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Spiculum class Orbital Weapon Platform    10,000 tons     350 Crew     1567.28 BP      TCS 200  TH 0  EM 0
1 km/s     Armour 4-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 80
Maint Life 1.52 Years     MSP 294    AFR 266%    IFR 3.7%    1YR 145    5YR 2169    Max Repair 336 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 896   

IPM Launcher (20)    Missile Size 4    Rate of Fire 40
Lupercus-Ancus LA-5 Long Range Missile Fire Control (1)     Range 220.8m km    Resolution 120
Apollo Anti-ship Missile (224)  Speed: 18,400 km/s   End: 192.7m    Range: 212.8m km   WH: 4    Size: 4    TH: 61/36/18

Lupercus-Ancus LA-4 Long Range Active Sensor (1)     GPS 40320     Range 220.8m km    Resolution 120

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Lancea class Orbital Weapon Platform    10,000 tons     240 Crew     1629.16 BP      TCS 200  TH 0  EM 0
1 km/s     Armour 6-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 30
Maint Life 2.4 Years     MSP 305    AFR 266%    IFR 3.7%    1YR 73    5YR 1092    Max Repair 192 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 15 months    Spare Berths 3   
Magazine 1422   

AMM Launcher (30)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Lupercus-Ancus LA-3F Missile Fire Control (6)     Range 11.5m km    Resolution 1
Janus Anti-missile Missile (1422)  Speed: 23,400 km/s   End: 3.1m    Range: 4.3m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 101/60/30

Lupercus-Ancus LA-2 Missile Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 192     Range 11.5m km    MCR 1.3m km    Resolution 1

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Verutum class Orbital Weapon Platform    9,950 tons     341 Crew     1761.2 BP      TCS 199  TH 0  EM 0
1 km/s     Armour 6-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 99.36
Maint Life 5.04 Years     MSP 664    AFR 132%    IFR 1.8%    1YR 44    5YR 654    Max Repair 77 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 36 months    Spare Berths 1   

Tiberius-Velus Twin 10cm Laser Turret (12x2)    Range 64,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 6-6     RM 3    ROF 5        3 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Ventor Syndicate VS-16 Point Defence Fire Control (6)    Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0
Pebble Bed Reactor  (24)     Total Power Output 72    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Lupercus-Ancus LA-1 Missile Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 48     Range 2.9m km    MCR 314k km    Resolution 1

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Trident class Patrol Ship    4,650 tons     132 Crew     603.4 BP      TCS 93  TH 320  EM 0
3440 km/s     Armour 3-24     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/12/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 16
Maint Life 3.87 Years     MSP 243    AFR 57%    IFR 0.8%    1YR 26    5YR 385    Max Repair 80 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 1   

Ramirus-Salonius RS-160 Nuclear Pulse Engine (2)    Power 160    Fuel Use 56%    Signature 160    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 300,000 Litres    Range 20.7 billion km   (69 days at full power)

Tiberius-Velus 12cm Near Ultraviolet Laser (4)    Range 120,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 4-2     RM 3    ROF 10        4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1
Ventor Syndicate VS-128 Laser Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
Pebble Bed Reactor  (3)     Total Power Output 9    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Lupercus-Ancus LA-6 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
Lupercus-Ancus LA-7 Passive EM Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 12     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  12m km

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Cingulum class Geological Survey Vessel    4,650 tons     103 Crew     698.2 BP      TCS 93  TH 224  EM 0
2408 km/s     Armour 1-24     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/12/0/3     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 0
Maint Life 9.04 Years     MSP 563    AFR 28%    IFR 0.4%    1YR 12    5YR 186    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 48 months    Spare Berths 0   

Ramirus-Salonius RS-112E Nuclear Pulse Engine (2)    Power 112    Fuel Use 22.96%    Signature 112    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 750,000 Litres    Range 126.4 billion km   (607 days at full power)

Lupercus-Ancus LA-6 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 31.5m km    Resolution 120
Lupercus-Ancus LA-7 Passive EM Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 12     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  12m km
Geological Survey Sensors (3)   3 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

4x Spiculum class Orbital Weapon Platform
4x Lancea class Orbital Weapon Platform
4x Verutum class Orbital Weapon Platform
8x Trident class Patrol Ship
2x Cingulum class Geological Survey Vessel

5x Gladius class Colony Ship (32,000 tons, 50,000 berths, 2187 km/s)
5x Martiobarbulus class Freighter (44,450 tons, 1 cargo hold, 1574 km/s)
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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2015, 10:24:30 AM »
Russian Federation

The Russia Federation began a phase of measured expansion in the early 21st century, taking territory from Georgia and Ukraine, and modernised its armed forces. In the period following the Sino-Indian war, the whole world went through a period of destabilising events; Japan invaded a fragmented China, India split into different states, a lengthy civil war began in Indonesia, Europe began to split into two power blocs and the United States continued a long period of isolationism. Russia took advantage of the chaotic situation and its previously cautious rate of expansion increased considerably. All the old ex-Soviet Republics of Central Asia were invaded and annexed, as were Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova. Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary all suffered violent revolutions that resulted in new governments who allied themselves with Russia. Greece was a virtual puppet state, relying on Russian financial support to avoid collapse. Russia went through a period of consolidation, integrating her new territories into the Federation, before looking outward once again. Conflict with Russia's neighbours was avoided due to the discovery of Trans-Newtonian physics and the subsequent race into space. The goal of the Russian government was to carve out a new Russian Empire among the stars.

Russia lost her investment in the colonies on Mars and on the habitable worlds in Alpha Centauri. She followed the same path as other nations in a similar situation, establishing Russian-only colonies and developing the ability to project military forces across interstellar distances. The first Russian colony was on the second planet of Novaya Rodina (formerly Lacaille 9352), a cold but near-habitable world with a breathable atmosphere. Novaya Rodina itself was three jumps from Sol via Proxima and Manchu and the sole Russian construction ship built jump gates along the route. Russian terraformers added a safe greenhouse gas to Novaya Rodina II to raise the temperature and by the late 21st century it was an ideal environment for humans. There are scant mineral resources on the planet so one of Russia's strategic objectives is to locate and secure long-term mineral sources further along the Russo-Manchurian Arm. A second colony, known as Novaya Zemlya, was established one jump further out in the EZ Aquarii trinary system on the sixth moon of EZ Aquarii-A III. This body was also lacking in minerals but the system has two potential mining sites of reasonable quality plus a gas giant with almost forty million tons of accessibility 0.9 Sorium. The purpose of the populated colony is to stake a long-term claim on EZ Aquarii. By 2100 the populations of Novaya Rodina II and Novaya Zemlya had risen to thirty million and ten million respectively. Manchuria is also exploring along the same Arm so there is potential for tension. So far, such tension has been avoided; partly because no Russian interest would be served by a conflict with the Manchurians while the bulk of Russia's assets are on Earth and therefore vulnerable to attack and partly because if Russia did one day decide to strike at Manchuria, it would be best if the Manchurians suspected nothing until the blow fell.

The Russian Navy is among the most powerful in known space, with twenty-two major warships; more than any other power, including the United States and Japan. Most Russian warships are armed with a mixture of box launchers and railguns, the exception being the two Project 1200 Atlant class cruisers which are equipped with one hundred and twenty-five box launchers but no railguns. The Russian tactical doctrine is for an overwhelming first strike followed by an energy range engagement to finish off any survivors. The railguns also provide an inherent point defence capability to every design except the Project 1200s. The second cruiser design, the Project 1201 Berkut class, encapsulates this philosophy perfectly with a battery of forty missile launchers for the SS-N-1 Scarab anti-ship missile backed up by four 150mm railguns and six 100mm railguns. The versatile Project 1202 Sarych class destroyer is essentially a smaller version of the Project 1201 and is equally capable of solo patrols or fleet combat. The Project 1203 Molniya class destroyer is an escort design with four 100mm railguns plus two hundred and fifty SA-N-2 Gargoyle AMMs in box launchers. There was a debate among the Russian design team whether to use fast firing normal launchers, which would allow more missiles to be carried. Two major factors contributed to the decision to use box launchers; firstly, Russian reload technology was limited due to the emphasis on box launchers for anti-ship missiles and secondly, the box launchers give the Project 1203 a formidable striking capability when used offensively.

Russia has a range of different commercial designs, including terraformers and fuel harvesters. They are generally on the small end of the range for commercial designs due to the size of the Russian commercial shipyards. The single Project 1212 Sverdlov class construction ship is worthy of note as it is the only construction ship in service with any power than uses the small version of the gate construction module. Rather than wait until the shipyards could be expanded to sufficient size to build a full size construction ship, the Russians opted to build the smaller ship and accept the longer time frame for gate construction. Russia plans to build a larger version at some point in the future.

Russia starts with a total population of 400m (including 30m on Novaya Rodina and 10m on Novaya Zemlya), five shipyards with a capacity of 50,000 naval and 160,000 commercial, twenty-two research facilities and 167,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Project 1200 Atlant class Cruiser    12,000 tons     142 Crew     1454.4 BP      TCS 240  TH 972  EM 0
4050 km/s     Armour 4-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/18/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 93.75
Maint Life 2.36 Years     MSP 454    AFR 192%    IFR 2.7%    1YR 111    5YR 1671    Max Repair 162 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 2   
Magazine 625   

NPO Energomash R-324 Ion Engine (3)    Power 324    Fuel Use 58.4%    Signature 324    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 760,000 Litres    Range 19.5 billion km   (55 days at full power)

SSM Box Launcher (125)    Missile Size 5    Hangar Reload 37.5 minutes    MF Reload 6.2 hours
Volna-600 Missile Fire Control (2)     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
SS-N-1 Scarab (125)  Speed: 20,200 km/s   End: 68.8m    Range: 83.4m km   WH: 9    Size: 5    TH: 67/40/20

Voshkod MR-600 (1)     GPS 11520     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
EM-18 Passive Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 18     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  18m km

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Project 1201 Berkut class Cruiser    12,000 tons     306 Crew     1780.4 BP      TCS 240  TH 972  EM 0
4050 km/s     Armour 4-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/6/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 72
Maint Life 2.34 Years     MSP 556    AFR 192%    IFR 2.7%    1YR 138    5YR 2070    Max Repair 162 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 200   

NPO Energomash R-324 Ion Engine (3)    Power 324    Fuel Use 58.4%    Signature 324    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 830,000 Litres    Range 21.3 billion km   (60 days at full power)

150mm/L3 Railgun (4x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4050 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 3    ROF 15        3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
100mm/L3 Railgun (6x4)    Range 30,000km     TS: 4050 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Railgun Fire Control (3)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (7)     Total Power Output 31.5    Armour 0    Exp 5%

SSM Box Launcher (40)    Missile Size 5    Hangar Reload 37.5 minutes    MF Reload 6.2 hours
Volna-600 Missile Fire Control (1)     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
SS-N-1 Scarab (40)  Speed: 20,200 km/s   End: 68.8m    Range: 83.4m km   WH: 9    Size: 5    TH: 67/40/20

Voshkod MR-4 Missile Detection (1)     GPS 64     Range 3.8m km    MCR 418k km    Resolution 1
Voshkod MR-600 (1)     GPS 11520     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
EM-12 Passive Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 6     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  6m km

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Project 1202 Sarych class Destroyer    8,000 tons     199 Crew     1232.4 BP      TCS 160  TH 648  EM 0
4050 km/s     Armour 4-35     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 46.5
Maint Life 2.4 Years     MSP 385    AFR 128%    IFR 1.8%    1YR 92    5YR 1379    Max Repair 162 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 150   

NPO Energomash R-324 Ion Engine (2)    Power 324    Fuel Use 58.4%    Signature 324    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 370,000 Litres    Range 14.3 billion km   (40 days at full power)

150mm/L3 Railgun (2x4)    Range 90,000km     TS: 4050 km/s     Power 9-3     RM 3    ROF 15        3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
100mm/L3 Railgun (4x4)    Range 30,000km     TS: 4050 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Railgun Fire Control (2)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (4)     Total Power Output 18    Armour 0    Exp 5%

SSM Box Launcher (30)    Missile Size 5    Hangar Reload 37.5 minutes    MF Reload 6.2 hours
Volna-600 Missile Fire Control (1)     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120
SS-N-1 Scarab (30)  Speed: 20,200 km/s   End: 68.8m    Range: 83.4m km   WH: 9    Size: 5    TH: 67/40/20

Voshkod MR-4 Missile Detection (1)     GPS 64     Range 3.8m km    MCR 418k km    Resolution 1
Voshkod MR-600 (1)     GPS 11520     Range 63.1m km    Resolution 120

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Project 1203 Molniya class Destroyer    8,000 tons     154 Crew     1186.4 BP      TCS 160  TH 648  EM 0
4050 km/s     Armour 4-35     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 49.5
Maint Life 2.74 Years     MSP 278    AFR 170%    IFR 2.4%    1YR 53    5YR 800    Max Repair 162 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 250   

NPO Energomash R-324 Ion Engine (2)    Power 324    Fuel Use 58.4%    Signature 324    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 380,000 Litres    Range 14.6 billion km   (41 days at full power)

100mm/L3 Railgun (4x4)    Range 30,000km     TS: 4050 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Railgun Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (3)     Total Power Output 13.5    Armour 0    Exp 5%

AMM Box Launcher (250)    Missile Size 1    Hangar Reload 7.5 minutes    MF Reload 1.2 hours
Volna-10 Missile Fire Control (2)     Range 8.6m km    Resolution 1
SA-N-2 Gargoyle (250)  Speed: 29,400 km/s   End: 2.9m    Range: 5.1m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 107/64/32

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Project 1205 Vishnaya-E class Geological Survey Vessel    4,000 tons     100 Crew     541.78 BP      TCS 80  TH 227  EM 0
2837 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-22     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/2     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 0
Maint Life 7.81 Years     MSP 423    AFR 25%    IFR 0.4%    1YR 12    5YR 184    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 60 months    Spare Berths 2   

MJD-4000     Max Ship Size 4000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
NPO Energomash R-227E Ion Engine (1)    Power 226.8    Fuel Use 23.94%    Signature 226.8    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 510,000 Litres    Range 95.8 billion km   (391 days at full power)

Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Project 1205 Vishnaya-R class Gravitational Survey Vessel    4,000 tons     100 Crew     541.78 BP      TCS 80  TH 227  EM 0
2837 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-22     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/2/0     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 0
Maint Life 7.81 Years     MSP 423    AFR 25%    IFR 0.4%    1YR 12    5YR 184    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 60 months    Spare Berths 2   

MJD-4000     Max Ship Size 4000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
NPO Energomash R-227E Ion Engine (1)    Power 226.8    Fuel Use 23.94%    Signature 226.8    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 510,000 Litres    Range 95.8 billion km   (391 days at full power)

Gravitational Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

2x Project 1200 Atlant class Cruiser
4x Project 1201 Berkut class Cruiser
8x Project 1202 Sarych class Destroyer
8x Project 1203 Molniya class Destroyer
4x Project 1205 Vishnaya-E class Geological Survey Vessel
2x Project 1205 Vishnaya-R class Gravitational Survey Vessel

3x Project 1206 Chirikov class Colony Ship (31,850 tons, 50,000 berths, 3296 km/s)
3x Project 1207 Antonov class Freighter (44,450 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2362 km/s)
9x Project 1208 Olekma class Fuel Harvester (44,400 tons, 15 modules, 675 km/s)
4x Project 1209 Fyodorov class Terraformer (36,300 tons, 1 module, 1652 km/s)
2x Project 1210 Lebedev class Tanker (10,500 tons)
1x Project 1212 Sverdlov class Construction Ship (36,450 tons, 0.5 modules, 1646 km/s)
 

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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2015, 03:34:56 PM »
United Kingdom

Following a national referendum, the United Kingdom left the European Union in 2018 and began to re-establish its global trading empire. Following the Sino-Indian War, the UK used the large merchant fleet it had built in the previous decade to bring aid to India, earning considerable gratitude from the populations of the shattered Indian states. In the decades after the war, the UK continued to expand its trade network and leased ports in many countries to build commercial hubs that generated significant revenue. The UK's major universities were well funded as the nation sought to develop new technologies from which new products could be developed. Scientists at Cambridge University made the breakthrough into Trans-Newtonian Physics in 2052 and the UK began a second industrial revolution as the government poured money into British companies converting to the new technology. The investment paid off and the UK led the world for several years in new technology, boosting its overall economy and population, until the other major nations caught up.

After the discovery of jump points, the United Kingdom elected not to create a colony on the ideal world in Alpha Centauri. Instead, a UK colony was established on Avalon, the second planet of Barnard's Star. Avalon had a breathable atmosphere, although the low temperatures meant that specialised infrastructure was required until terraforming could bring the planet into the ideal habitable range. Avalon did have aliens ruins as well, although smaller than in Alpha Centauri. There was some criticism of the British decision to colonise what most commentators believed was a less desirable option than Alpha Centauri and particularly of the open door policy that allowed extensive immigration from neutral, non-TN countries, in particular the Indian states. The UK's own colonial history, particularly in the Americas, plus the events on Mars had provided some valuable lessons however and the UK government was keen to put those lessons into practice. Even from its earliest days the Avalon colony was given direct representation in parliament and as its population grew rapidly the Avalon members of parliament become more and more important, until the point where the Earth-based MPs were in the minority. Supporting the huge flow of colonists from the neutral and non-TN nations who wanted a better life resulted in the United Kingdom having the largest fleet of colony ships among the major powers, with eight in service by the end of the 21st century. In addition, a benefit of the UK's mercantile success during the 21st century was that three separate civilian shipping lines had been formed by 2100, compared to just one in each of the other powers. Those other powers, seeing the incredible success of the Avalon colony and the resulting massive growth of the UK population, began adopting similar policies at the start of the 22nd century, welcoming colonists from all the neutral nations.

The United Kingdom has a secondary colony named Pendragon in Struve 2398, one jump further out beyond Barnard's Star, with a population of 20m, and has two small mining colonies, one in the same system as Pendragon and one four jumps from Sol in Kruger 60, the same system as the Brazilian colony of Novo Rio. In fact, the Brazilian colony was only possible because the UK built jump gates leading to Kruger 60. Australia also has a colony on Pendragon, while Canada has established a colony in Kuiper 75, adjacent to Barnard's Star. The three English-speaking nations are on friendly terms so the UK does not face the same potential problems as in Russo-Manchurian or Centauri Arms. There is still the possibility of tension with Brazil in the longer term and other powers may turn their attention to the Avalon Arm if their own explorations do not yield suitable results. For the moment though, the United Kingdom is content to build up its resources in relative peace.

The downside to the UK's concentration on commercial operations is that the Royal Navy at the start of the 22nd century is not as powerful as some of the other leading nations. The Royal Navy has the best laser technology in known space but does not use missiles at all, which makes it difficult to engage enemies in deep space. Strategic doctrine is to hold key jump points or force the enemy to engage by attacking important targets such as shipyards. The Dreadnought class battlecruiser, the Resolution class jump cruiser and the Tribal class destroyer are equipped with the most powerful energy weapon in service with any navy, the 25cm Ultraviolet Spinal Laser, plus several 20cm lasers. The Agincourt class escort cruiser provides missile defence using its six twin 10cm laser turrets and the Dreadnought uses two of the same turret design as a secondary armament. Military jump capability is provided by the Resolution class, built on a Dreadnought hull but with a jump drive replacing the 10cm turrets, part of the senior suite and two of the 20cm lasers, In total, the Royal Navy has thirteen major warships. As would be expected from a mercantile power, the United Kingdom has one of the largest commercial fleets including terraformers, fuel harvesters and construction ships. One unusual vessel is the River class Mobile Jump Gate, a slow moving vessel intended to hold station on jump points, effectively extending the jump gate network for commercial traffic.

The United Kingdom starts with a total population of 420m (300m on Avalon, 20m on Pendragon), six shipyards with a capacity of 54,000 naval and 330,000 commercial, twenty-two research facilities and 165,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Dreadnought class Battlecruiser    12,000 tons     355 Crew     2075.6 BP      TCS 240  TH 960  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 5-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/12/0/0     Damage Control Rating 8     PPV 60.56
Maint Life 3.61 Years     MSP 865    AFR 144%    IFR 2%    1YR 103    5YR 1538    Max Repair 120 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 22 months    Spare Berths 1   

Rolls-Royce RR240 Ion Drive (4)    Power 240    Fuel Use 56%    Signature 240    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 760,000 Litres    Range 20.4 billion km   (58 days at full power)

20cm C4 Ultraviolet Laser (6)    Range 256,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 10-4     RM 4    ROF 15        10 10 10 10 8 6 5 5 4 4
25cm C4 Ultraviolet Spinal Laser (1)    Range 256,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 16-4     RM 4    ROF 20        16 16 16 16 12 10 9 8 7 6
Twin Point Defence Laser Turret (2x2)    Range 120,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 6-6     RM 4    ROF 5        3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1
Horton-Boyle Type 2 Point Defence Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0
Horton-Boyle Type 1 Laser Fire Control (2)    Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (9)     Total Power Output 40.5    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Finch-Macdonald FM-60 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 10560     Range 60.4m km    Resolution 110
Crawford-Fuller MDS-2 Missile Detection System  (1)     GPS 48     Range 2.9m km    MCR 314k km    Resolution 1
EM-12 Passive EM Sensor (1)     Sensitivity 12     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  12m km

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Resolution class Jump Cruiser    12,000 tons     355 Crew     1796.4 BP      TCS 240  TH 960  EM 0
4000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 4-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 11     PPV 32
Maint Life 3.6 Years     MSP 1029    AFR 104%    IFR 1.5%    1YR 123    5YR 1839    Max Repair 266 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 23 months    Spare Berths 0   

MJD-120 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 12000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Rolls-Royce RR240 Ion Drive (4)    Power 240    Fuel Use 56%    Signature 240    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 750,000 Litres    Range 20.1 billion km   (58 days at full power)

20cm C4 Ultraviolet Laser (4)    Range 256,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 10-4     RM 4    ROF 15        10 10 10 10 8 6 5 5 4 4
25cm C4 Ultraviolet Spinal Laser (1)    Range 256,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 16-4     RM 4    ROF 20        16 16 16 16 12 10 9 8 7 6
Horton-Boyle Type 1 Laser Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
Small Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 2.25    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (4)     Total Power Output 18    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Finch-Macdonald FM-30 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 5280     Range 30.2m km    Resolution 110

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Agincourt class Escort Cruiser    9,000 tons     249 Crew     1529.4 BP      TCS 180  TH 720  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 49.68
Maint Life 3.62 Years     MSP 637    AFR 108%    IFR 1.5%    1YR 75    5YR 1128    Max Repair 120 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 17.5 months    Spare Berths 1   

Rolls-Royce RR240 Ion Drive (3)    Power 240    Fuel Use 56%    Signature 240    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 550,000 Litres    Range 19.6 billion km   (56 days at full power)

Twin Point Defence Laser Turret (6x2)    Range 64,000km     TS: 16000 km/s     Power 6-6     RM 4    ROF 5        3 3 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
Horton-Boyle Type 2 Point Defence Fire Control (3)    Max Range: 64,000 km   TS: 16000 km/s     84 69 53 38 22 6 0 0 0 0
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (8)     Total Power Output 36    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Crawford-Fuller MDS-1 Missile Detection System (1)     GPS 48     Range 2.9m km    MCR 314k km    Resolution 1
Finch-Macdonald FM-30 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 5280     Range 30.2m km    Resolution 110

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Tribal class Destroyer    6,000 tons     184 Crew     1026.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 480  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 32
Maint Life 3.71 Years     MSP 428    AFR 72%    IFR 1%    1YR 48    5YR 726    Max Repair 120 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 1   

Rolls-Royce RR240 Ion Drive (2)    Power 240    Fuel Use 56%    Signature 240    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 400,000 Litres    Range 21.4 billion km   (62 days at full power)

20cm C4 Ultraviolet Laser (4)    Range 256,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 10-4     RM 4    ROF 15        10 10 10 10 8 6 5 5 4 4
25cm C4 Ultraviolet Spinal Laser (1)    Range 256,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 16-4     RM 4    ROF 20        16 16 16 16 12 10 9 8 7 6
Horton-Boyle Type 1 Laser Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 256,000 km   TS: 4000 km/s     96 92 88 84 80 77 73 69 65 61
Small Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 2.25    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (4)     Total Power Output 18    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Finch-Macdonald FM-30 Active Sensor (1)     GPS 5280     Range 30.2m km    Resolution 110

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Darwin class Geological Survey Vessel    6,000 tons     143 Crew     833.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 360  EM 0
3000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/3     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 0
Maint Life 6.04 Years     MSP 521    AFR 48%    IFR 0.7%    1YR 25    5YR 368    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 46 months    Spare Berths 0   

MJD-60 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 6000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Rolls-Royce RR180E Ion Drive (2)    Power 180    Fuel Use 27.28%    Signature 180    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres    Range 110.0 billion km   (424 days at full power)

Geological Survey Sensors (3)   3 Survey Points Per Hour

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Galileo class Gravitational Survey Vessel    6,000 tons     143 Crew     833.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 360  EM 0
3000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/3/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 0
Maint Life 6.04 Years     MSP 521    AFR 48%    IFR 0.7%    1YR 25    5YR 368    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 46 months    Spare Berths 0   

MJD-60 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 6000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Rolls-Royce RR180E Ion Drive (2)    Power 180    Fuel Use 27.28%    Signature 180    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres    Range 110.0 billion km   (424 days at full power)

Gravitational Survey Sensors (3)   3 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

2x Dreadnought class Battlecruiser
2x Resolution class Jump Cruiser
3x Agincourt class Escort Cruiser
6x Tribal class Destroyer
3x Darwin class Geological Survey Vessel 
4x Galileo class Gravitational Survey Vessel

2x Flower class Tanker (15,600 tons)
8x Mayflower class Colony Ship (39,650 tons, 70,000 berths, 3026 km/s)
5x Ambrosia class Fuel Harvester (80,000 tons, 28 modules, 562 km/s)
5x Atlas class Freighter (47,000 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2553 km/s)
5x Avalon class Terraformer (69,600 tons, 2 modules, 1508 km/s)
2x Hephaestus class Construction Ship   (72,300 tons, 180 days, 1659 km/s)
2x River class Mobile Jump Gate (80,000 tons, 2 cargo holds, 375 km/s)
 

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Re: Starting Forces
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2015, 12:15:08 PM »
United States

The United States entered a period of isolationism in the early part of the 21st century, withdrawing from its previously dominant position in world affairs to look inward. US military power was not available to counter gradual Russian expansion and an increasingly aggressive China. Eventually, India was the nation that drew a line in front of China and sparked the devastating Sino-Indian war. The United States remained aloof during the aftermath as Japan and Russia dramatically increased their territories and overall power. The once mighty US military declined as a growing portion of the annual budget was devoted to ever-expanding welfare programs. Across the border in Mexico, the country was collapsing under the weight of increasingly violent wars between drug cartels who were beginning to use heavy weapons, including artillery and armour. Hundreds of thousands of refugees spilled across the borders, overwhelming the border patrol. In 2048, two drug cartels clashed in a fierce battle in Ciudad Jaurez which spilled over the border into the US city of El Paso. Hundreds died and the city suffered severe damage. The US President, elected on a promise to increase welfare spending once again, demanded reparations from Mexico but would not authorise any cross border retaliation or other use of force.

The governor of Texas, incensed by the complete absence of leadership from Washington, mobilised the Texas National Guard and invaded Mexico. The President tried to federalise the National Guard but the Texans simply ignored him. A large number of volunteers from the Arizona and New Mexico National Guards arrived to join the Texans and brought their armour and aircraft with them. The President ordered the Joint Chiefs to use force to end what he regarded as a rebellion. Given that the President refused to use the US armed forces against a foreign aggressor, but was prepared to start what could easily become the second American civil war, the Joint Chiefs were in a difficult situation, especially as they were not convinced US troops would obey the order. Therefore, they all informed the President they could not follow the order and resigned, as did their deputies. There was a groundswell of support across the nation for the actions of the border states and the President's already low approval ratings dropped into the abyss. Congress, seeing the potential catastrophe if the President could find a military unit willing to fight the Texans, started impeachment proceedings.

Within a month, the President and Vice President had both resigned and the Speaker of the House, who was from Arizona, was the new President. He backed up the punitive Texan expedition with the full might of the United States armed forces. The retaliation for the El Paso massacre turned into a full-fledged war, with the new President determined to eliminate any further threat from the failed state to the South. The old sense of national pride was returning to the United States and the population was firmly behind the armed forces. The drug cartels stood little chance against a real military and the war was over within six months. Mexico was annexed and its states became US territories; eventually, they would each apply for statehood. The war became a turning point in US history. Dependence on the welfare state became socially unacceptable and the desire for self-reliance returned. The United States started to look outwards once again and the discovery of Trans-Newtonian Physics opened up a new frontier. Research & development became a priority as the US tried to make up the ground lost during its years of isolation.

After the independence of Mars and Alpha Centauri, the Columbia and Astoria colonies were established in Lalande 21185 and WX Ursae Majoris respectively. Lalande was adjacent to Sol with WX Ursae Majoris one jump further out. The ruins of an alien settlement were located on Columbia, along with an advanced alien installation dedicated to biological research. Seven different minerals were present in substantial quantities, albeit at generally low accessibilities. However, the two planets closer to the system primary than Columbia, both Venusian worlds, had more significant deposits. The innermost had ninety million tons of accessibility 0.6 Duranium and seven other minerals while the second planet had huge deposits of all eleven minerals ranging from 0.1 to 1.0 accessibility. Although Columbia was not an ideal habitable world when colonised, due to the low oxygen content, US terraformers are expected to bring the oxygen level up to breathable by around 2102. Astoria has no atmosphere and no minerals and was settled due its strategic location in a crossroads system.

The United States is a first rank military power, operating thirteen major warships, seven survey ships and a wide range of commercial vessels. The four Shiloh class cruisers are armed with the RGM-1A Sabre, one of the best anti-ship missiles in service with any navy. The Sabre has long-range and a large warhead but is let down by the fire control on the Shiloh, which has a maximum tracking range of 85m kilometres compared to the 129m kilometre range of the missile. This will be corrected with a refit once US sensor technology is improved. The Ticonderoga class escort cruiser provides anti-missile defence while the Spruance is a capable energy combatant. While US technology has fallen behind that of Japan and is comparable with other major nations, such as Russia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, it has more research facilities than everyone except Japan and the most productive economy in known space. The US is on an upward curve and most analysts expect it to regain its former superiority.

The United States starts with a total population of 600m (including 40m on Columbia and 10m on Astoria), six shipyards with a capacity of 60,000 naval and 380,000 commercial, twenty-four research facilities and 165,000 research points.

Warship and Survey Designs

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Shiloh class Cruiser    12,000 tons     306 Crew     1654.92 BP      TCS 240  TH 960  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-46     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 50
Maint Life 2.01 Years     MSP 431    AFR 230%    IFR 3.2%    1YR 142    5YR 2126    Max Repair 120 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   
Magazine 674   

Pratt & Whitney F240 Ion Drive (4)    Power 240    Fuel Use 64%    Signature 240    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 880,000 Litres    Range 20.6 billion km   (59 days at full power)

Mk-2 Missile Launcher (10)    Missile Size 5    Rate of Fire 50
Adelson-Vasko SPG-2 Missile Fire Control (2)     Range 84.1m km    Resolution 120
RGM-1 Sabre (135)  Speed: 22,700 km/s   End: 94.7m    Range: 129m km   WH: 9    Size: 5    TH: 75/45/22

Adelson-Vasko SPS-1 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 11520     Range 84.1m km    Resolution 120

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Ticonderoga class Escort Cruiser    9,000 tons     194 Crew     1355.88 BP      TCS 180  TH 720  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 4     PPV 15
Maint Life 2.15 Years     MSP 377    AFR 162%    IFR 2.2%    1YR 109    5YR 1641    Max Repair 144 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 2   
Magazine 591   

Pratt & Whitney F240 Ion Drive (3)    Power 240    Fuel Use 64%    Signature 240    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 780,000 Litres    Range 24.4 billion km   (70 days at full power)

MK-1 Missile Launcher (15)    Missile Size 1    Rate of Fire 10
Adelson-Vasko SPG-7 Missile Fire Control (3)     Range 11.5m km    Resolution 1
RIM-2A Stiletto (591)  Speed: 29,400 km/s   End: 2.9m    Range: 5.1m km   WH: 1    Size: 1    TH: 127/76/38

Adelson-Vasko SPS-4 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 3840     Range 28.0m km    Resolution 120
Adelson-Vasko SPS-6 Missile Detection Sensor (1)     GPS 144     Range 11.5m km    MCR 1.3m km    Resolution 1

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Spruance class Destroyer    6,000 tons     186 Crew     925.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 480  EM 0
4000 km/s     Armour 4-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 3     PPV 32
Maint Life 2.78 Years     MSP 289    AFR 96%    IFR 1.3%    1YR 54    5YR 810    Max Repair 120 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Spare Berths 1   

Pratt & Whitney F240 Ion Drive (2)    Power 240    Fuel Use 64%    Signature 240    Exp 10%
Fuel Capacity 430,000 Litres    Range 20.2 billion km   (58 days at full power)

Marzano-Hochnadel 15cm C3 Near Ultraviolet Laser (8)    Range 180,000km     TS: 4000 km/s     Power 6-3     RM 3    ROF 10        6 6 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 1
Macdougall International SPG-3 Laser Fire Control (1)    Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4500 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (6)     Total Power Output 27    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Adelson-Vasko SPS-5 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 5760     Range 42.1m km    Resolution 120

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Nautilus class Gravitational Survey Vessel    6,000 tons     142 Crew     794.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 360  EM 0
3000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/2/0     Damage Control Rating 7     PPV 0
Maint Life 6.78 Years     MSP 579    AFR 41%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 22    5YR 329    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 60 months    Spare Berths 1   

Leimer-Wellmann J600 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 6000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Pratt & Whitney F180E Ion Drive (2)    Power 180    Fuel Use 31.17%    Signature 180    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 1,050,000 Litres    Range 101.1 billion km   (389 days at full power)

Adelson-Vasko SPS-4 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 3840     Range 28.0m km    Resolution 120
Gravitational Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Skipjack class Geological Survey Vessel    6,000 tons     142 Crew     794.6 BP      TCS 120  TH 360  EM 0
3000 km/s    JR 3-50     Armour 1-29     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/2     Damage Control Rating 7     PPV 0
Maint Life 6.78 Years     MSP 579    AFR 41%    IFR 0.6%    1YR 22    5YR 329    Max Repair 100 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 60 months    Spare Berths 1   

Leimer-Wellmann J600 Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 6000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 3
Pratt & Whitney F180E Ion Drive (2)    Power 180    Fuel Use 31.17%    Signature 180    Exp 7%
Fuel Capacity 1,050,000 Litres    Range 101.1 billion km   (389 days at full power)

Adelson-Vasko SPS-4 Active Search Sensor (1)     GPS 3840     Range 28.0m km    Resolution 120
Geological Survey Sensors (2)   2 Survey Points Per Hour

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Order of Battle

4x Shiloh class Cruiser
3x Ticonderoga class Escort Cruiser
6x Spruance class Destroyer
4x Nautilus class Gravitational Survey Vessel
3x Skipjack class Geological Survey Vessel

2x Ohio class Tanker (13,000 tons)
5x Roanoke class Colony Ship (34,450 tons, 50,000 berths, 3583 km/s)
5x Caldwell class Fuel Harvester (80,000 tons, 28 modules, 562 km/s)
2x Gateway class Construction Ship (74,850 tons, 180 days, 1803 km/s)
5x Liberty class Freighter (47,000 tons, 1 cargo hold, 2553 km/s)
5x Gaia class Terraformer (69,900 tons, 2 modules, 1502 km/s)
 

 

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