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Captainwolfer's ship designs
« on: September 20, 2022, 11:27:19 AM »
So, I figured I would post my ship designs for feedback. I operate ships in squadrons of 4 (3 ships + 1 jump variant).

Here are some of my designs from my current game.

The goal is an affordable particle beam cruiser that relies on shields rather than armor. The 10cm railguns are primarily for PD, although at point blank range they have way more dps than the particle beams.
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Napoleon 2 class Cruiser      25,000 tons       895 Crew       3,187.4 BP       TCS 500    TH 2,000    EM 3,330
4000 km/s      Armour 1-76       Shields 111-370       HTK 172      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 14      PPV 158
Maint Life 2.73 Years     MSP 1,870    AFR 357%    IFR 5.0%    1YR 360    5YR 5,400    Max Repair 250 MSP
Captain    Control Rating 4   BRG   AUX   ENG   CIC   
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Morale Check Required   

Nuclear Gas-Core Engine  EP500.00 (4)    Power 2000    Fuel Use 61.14%    Signature 500    Explosion 12%
Fuel Capacity 1,750,000 Litres    Range 20.6 billion km (59 days at full power)
Gamma S37 / R370 Shields (3)     Recharge Time 370 seconds (0.3 per second)

BP-4 (14)    Range 150,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 10-3    ROF 20       
10cm Railgun V10/C3 (20x4)    Range 10,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 10,000 km    ROF 5       
BFCl R192-TS4050 (2)     Max Range: 192,000 km   TS: 4,050 km/s     95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48
BFC R48-TS4050 (2)     Max Range: 48,000 km   TS: 4,050 km/s     79 58 38 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gaseous Fission Reactor R32 (4)     Total Power Output 128    Exp 5%

Active Search Sensor AS31-R100 (1)     GPS 2400     Range 31.4m km    Resolution 100
PD Radar AS2-R1 (1)     GPS 3     Range 2.1m km    MCR 192.7k km    Resolution 1

ECM 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
This design is classed as a Warship for auto-assignment purposes
For every 3 Napoleons I also have 1 Defiant class Jump Cruiser, to provide squadron jump capability
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Defiant 2 class Jump Cruiser      25,000 tons       814 Crew       3,670.7 BP       TCS 500    TH 2,000    EM 3,330
4000 km/s    JR 4-50      Armour 1-76       Shields 111-370       HTK 146      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 16      PPV 60
Maint Life 1.52 Years     MSP 2,273    AFR 312%    IFR 4.3%    1YR 1,111    5YR 16,660    Max Repair 1181.5 MSP
Captain    Control Rating 5   BRG   AUX   ENG   CIC   FLG   
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Morale Check Required   

J25000.0(4-50) Military Jump Drive     Max Ship Size 25000 tons    Distance 50k km     Squadron Size 4

Nuclear Gas-Core Engine  EP500.00 (4)    Power 2000    Fuel Use 61.14%    Signature 500    Explosion 12%
Fuel Capacity 1,750,000 Litres    Range 20.6 billion km (59 days at full power)
Gamma S37 / R370 Shields (3)     Recharge Time 370 seconds (0.3 per second)

10cm Railgun V10/C3 (20x4)    Range 10,000km     TS: 4,000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 10,000 km    ROF 5       
BFC R48-TS4050 (2)     Max Range: 48,000 km   TS: 4,050 km/s     79 58 38 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gaseous Fission Reactor R32 (2)     Total Power Output 64    Exp 5%

PD Radar AS2-R1 (1)     GPS 3     Range 2.1m km    MCR 192.7k km    Resolution 1

ECM 10

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes
This design is classed as a Warship for auto-assignment purposes
Future refit plans are to use the smaller jump drive designs I am researching to fit a few particle beams back on the Defiant class, and eventually I want to replace some of the particle beams with particle lances, once I unlock them.
Obviously, they aren't as fast as they could be, but I am hoping that the cost savings in not going faster will make up for it.
 

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Re: Captainwolfer's ship designs
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2022, 06:11:46 PM »
This definitely comes down to preference, but I would be very nervous with only 1 armor level. Looking at it another way, the shields are only the equivalent of 1 1/2 armor levels (though of course, shields have to beaten entirely rather than poke holes). Armament looks good though. As long as you out-speed/out-range the enemy you should be good.
 

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Re: Captainwolfer's ship designs
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 07:20:39 PM »
This definitely comes down to preference, but I would be very nervous with only 1 armor level. Looking at it another way, the shields are only the equivalent of 1 1/2 armor levels (though of course, shields have to beaten entirely rather than poke holes). Armament looks good though. As long as you out-speed/out-range the enemy you should be good.
Yeah, normally I rely on armor and don't really use shields, but this run I want to use shields almost exclusively. So far, I've had two engagements with missile armed Spoilers. The railguns had no trouble with the anti ship missiles, only with AMM spam. The shields allowed me to take no hull damage while I decided if my ships could handle the amount of AMMS leaking, but I decided to retreat and build a pair of AMM destroyers, more to distract enemy AMMs rather than actually intercept missiles. So I did end up needing 15 cruisers and 2 DDs to deal with just an AMM base and AMM ship without taking damage (there were also other ships, but they posed minimal threat compared to AMMs).

I'll probably bump their speed up to 6000 km/s once I get Ion engines, as that will be faster than the spoiler ships I've seen so far.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2022, 07:22:26 PM by captainwolfer »