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Steve Walmsley:
This is a placeholder thread for screenshots from my current campaign. I haven't been documenting it, but as it becoming quite large I though I would post a few snippets as I go.

I am currently facing five Hive Fleets (five different Swarm races). Hive Fleet Kraken has inertial confinement fusion and Hive Fleet Jormungandr, which I have only just met, is faster so I assume that has anti-matter engines.

There are three Aether Rifts, one of which is three jumps from Sol, and I have met three NPRs, two of which are at war with the third. I have somewhat fractious relations due my attempts to salvage wrecks in their territory but no open war yet. At least one is also at inertial confinement fusion. There is a very large Necron (precursor) presence in Hagia, but I can't get past the jump point due to a large picket force.

The campaign is seventeen years in and I started with gas core engines and limited research admin. Due to a strategy of disabling and capturing Tyranid ships, then using carriers to move the ships back to Terra for repair and scrapping, plus a 70% propulsion construct in Alpha Centauri, I have just managed to get my own race to inertial confinement fusion technology, although it will take a long time for upgrades. I've also explored 210 systems so far.

You will need to scroll the post to the right to see the whole map.

Impressive!!! Steve, when you have a minute, could you please give your advice as well here? http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?topic=13147.msg163132#new

Thank you!

Oh the insanity! The sheer scale of your campaign Steve is mind-boggling, at least for me  ;D

That is one impressive starmap! Love the scale! Bet it's hard to keep track of everything.
I'm sure some more info over those NPR-on-NPR conflicts would be interesting...  :)
Have they met these Tyranid forces aswell?

Steve Walmsley:
Now almost 19 years into the game and I have explored 237 systems. I think I have wiped out the weakest of the five Hive fleets, although there a few stragglers I haven't tracked down and I have taken a couple more Necron systems, although still not the major Necron system of Hagia. Despite three Aether Rifts, there is no sign of any Chaos ships so far.

I am also holding ground against the fast attack craft of the other hives using the Faustus class interceptor. The latest in the series is shown below. They operate in groups of three (six for older models) from Hydra class bases located within a few million kilometres of the contact jump points.

Faustus V class Interceptor      2,000 tons       22 Crew       886.6 BP       TCS 40    TH 806    EM 0
20164 km/s      Armour 1-14       Shields 0-0       HTK 14      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 0-0      PPV 12
Maint Life 1.15 Years     MSP 1,150    AFR 400%    IFR 5.6%    1YR 878    5YR 13,169    Max Repair 403.125 MSP
Commander    Control Rating 1   BRG   
Intended Deployment Time: 1.5 days    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor AC-800-DB Attack Craft Drive (1)    Power 806.2    Fuel Use 166.02%    Signature 806.25    Explosion 21%
Fuel Capacity 198,000 Litres    Range 10.7 billion km (6 days at full power)

Valentinian-Ventris V12-240 Heavy Lance Battery (1)    Range 240,000km     TS: 20,164 km/s     Power 37-5    ROF 40       
MK III Faustus Fire Control (1)     Max Range: 320,000 km   TS: 15,000 km/s     97 94 91 88 84 81 78 75 72 69
R-5B Inertial Confinement Fusion Reactor (1)     Total Power Output 5.1    Exp 20%
MK III Fury Augur Array (1)     GPS 3     Range 3.5m km    MCR 317.9k km    Resolution 1

Hydra class Interceptor Base      9,750 tons       162 Crew       1,266.9 BP       TCS 195    TH 0    EM 0
1 km/s      Armour 1-40       Shields 0-0       HTK 74      Sensors 0/33/0/0      DCR 12-12      PPV 0
Maint Life 11.89 Years     MSP 3,474    AFR 63%    IFR 0.9%    1YR 45    5YR 680    Max Repair 105 MSP
Hangar Deck Capacity 6,000 tons     
Captain    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 120 months    Flight Crew Berths 120    Morale Check Required   

Fuel Capacity 451,000 Litres    Range N/A

MK II Light Cruiser Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 12600     Range 94.6m km    Resolution 120
MK II Cloak Detection Array (1)     GPS 315     Range 21.1m km    Resolution 15
MK II Very Large Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  45.4m km
There are still no Inertial Fusion ships in service larger than the Faustus, except for a couple of freighters, although I should have the first before 4020. The Tyranid Hive and its escort ships were taken out by a pair of Emperor II class battleships (Indominus Rex and Thunder of Heaven), with similar tech cruisers and light cruisers in support.

Emperor II class Battleship      78,125 tons       2,533 Crew       19,353.1 BP       TCS 1,562    TH 12,500    EM 25,500
8000 km/s      Armour 10-162       Shields 850-510       HTK 492      Sensors 33/33/0/0      DCR 60-7      PPV 408
Maint Life 1.61 Years     MSP 9,299    AFR 814%    IFR 11.3%    1YR 4,188    5YR 62,820    Max Repair 1250 MSP
Captain    Control Rating 2   BRG   AUX   
Intended Deployment Time: 12 months    Morale Check Required   

Ravenor RDS-2500-B Magnetic Fusion Drive (5)    Power 12500    Fuel Use 22.10%    Signature 2500    Explosion 12%
Fuel Capacity 2,349,000 Litres    Range 24.5 billion km (35 days at full power)
Valentinian-Stern VS-85 Void Shield (10)     Recharge Time 510 seconds (1.7 per second)

Valentinian-Ventris V12-240 Heavy Lance Battery (12)    Range 240,000km     TS: 8,000 km/s     Power 37-5    ROF 40       
Astaroth Kinetics AK-25 Weapons Battery (24x4)    Range 250,000km     TS: 8,000 km/s     Power 15-5     RM 50,000 km    ROF 15       
AK-10 Defence Battery (24x4)    Range 50,000km     TS: 8,000 km/s     Power 3-3     RM 50,000 km    ROF 5       
MK IV Energy Weapon Fire Control (6)     Max Range: 320,000 km   TS: 8,000 km/s     97 94 91 88 84 81 78 75 72 69
R-25 Tokamak Fusion Reactor (10)     Total Power Output 254    Exp 5%

MK II Cloak Detection Array (1)     GPS 315     Range 21.1m km    Resolution 15
MK II Battleship Active Augur Array (1)     GPS 30240     Range 146.5m km    Resolution 120
MK II Torpedo Detection Array (1)     GPS 21     Range 8.6m km    MCR 771.7k km    Resolution 1
MK II Very Large Electromagnetic Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  45.4m km
MK III Very Large Thermal Augur Array (1)     Sensitivity 33     Detect Sig Strength 1000:  45.4m km

ECCM-1 (1)         ECM 20

Strike Group
1x Thunderhawk Assault Transport   Speed: 9504 km/s    Size: 19.99


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