murtalianconfederacy's low-tech designs

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murtalianconfederacy's low-tech designs

Postby murtalianconfederacy » Tue May 22, 2007 9:18 am

Yes, here we are, the ships that time forgot, and who can blame them? The ships that, while dreadnoughts in their day, are now not fit even for a really desperate pirate (okay, an exaggeration, but no admiral would be seen dead in one)

Here is the first such ship:

Hrizol Class Baronetship of the Hradusian Feudal Territories ( 41 )
Mass: 35.7 KmT, Crew: 144, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-2 Q:-2
Hull: 3 2 1
Engines: 2 1
Defenses: K: 1 | E: 1 | B: 1
[a] ‘Spear' Kinetic Bolt [2/4/6, 4+ 2/1/2, Kinetic]
AC, BD
[b] ‘Slingshot' Plasma Bolt [2/4/6, 5+ 1/1/2, Energy, Range-Based DMG]
AC, BD
[c] ‘Caltrop' Splinter Gun [1/2/3, 4+3/1/1, Kinetic, Doubled Range Modifiers]
AC, BD
Armor Plating
1[Ha], 2[Ea], 3[Hb], 4[Eb], 5[Hc], 6[Dc]

Notes:

The Hradusian Feudal Territories, when they first ventured into space, were even more fractured than they are today and the first vessels that went into space were essentially sub-orbital vessels designed to land back on the surface, usually behind an enemy's front line, and deposit several hundred troops. Then the nation that would eventually become the Imperial family, uniting the Hradusians into something approaching a single entity, brought the Hrizol into play. Typically operated by a member of the nobility known as a Baronet (hence the name 'baronetship'), the Hrizol had powerful weapons and some defensive measures, pitiful by today's standards but at that time were far better than the assault transports of the day. Within a year the Hradusians had churned out their own Hrizols, but the Imperial family were already on their way to superiority.
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Postby murtalianconfederacy » Tue May 22, 2007 9:30 am

Hrizav Class Viscountship of the Hradusian Feudal Territories ( 93 )
Mass: 89.9 KmT, Crew: 282, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-2 Q:-2
Hull: 6 5 4 3 2 1
Engines: 2 1
Defenses: K: 2 1 | E: 2 1 | B: 2 1
[a] ‘Pike' Improved Kinetic Bolt [3/6/9, 4+ 2/1/2, Kinetic]
AC, BD
[b] ‘Staff Sling' Plasma Bolt [3/6/9, 5+ 1/1/2, Energy, Range-Based DMG]
AC, BD
[c] ‘Caltrop' Splinter Gun [1/2/3, 4+3/1/1, Kinetic, Doubled Range Modifiers]
AC, AC, BD, BD
Armor Plating, Hyperdrive [O], Security Team [OO]
1[Ha], 2[Eb], 3[Hc], 4[Dc], 5[H], 6[Q]

The Hrizav was the Imperial family's next ship to come from the shipyards. This vessel was equipped with the first hyperdrive seen on a hull, and was typically reserved for Viscounts. The improvements on the Hrizol were longer-ranged weapons which allowed it to hit the enemy at better ranges
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Low and Slow

Postby japridemor » Tue May 22, 2007 3:02 pm

Tenderfoot Class Destroyer of the Tenative First Step Navy ( 30 )
Mass: 51 KmT, Crew: 123, TL: E:-3 W:-3 S:-3 Q:-3
Hull: 4 3 2 1
Engines: 3 2 1
Shields: 1
[α] Primitive Laser [3/6/9, 5+ 2/1/1]
ABC, ABD
Hyperdrive [O], Armor Plating
1[HQ], 2[Eα], 3[H], 4[E], 5[H], 6[S]

Here is a very low tech design by a race making its first foray into hyperspace.
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Low and Slower

Postby japridemor » Tue May 22, 2007 3:07 pm

Greenhorn Class Cruiser of the Tenative First Step Navy ( 58 )
Mass: 90 KmT, Crew: 255, TL: E:-3 W:-3 S:-3 Q:-3
Hull: 6 5 4 3 2 1
Engines: 2 1
Shields: 1
[α] Primitive Laser [3/6/9, 5+ 2/1/1]
ABCD, ACE, BDF
[β] Primitive Torpedo [4/8/12, 5+ 1/1/2, No Range Modifiers]
AB, AB
Hyperdrive [O], Armor Plating, Science Lab x2
1[Hα], 2[Eβ], 3[H], 4[S], 5[H], 6[Q]

A rudimetary survey cruiser to accompany the smaller destroyer.
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Pimitive Carrier

Postby japridemor » Tue May 22, 2007 7:37 pm

Even at the low tech end of the scale, the best way to project combat power is to field some fighters. Even if they are slow and in small groups.

Pop Warner Class Carrier of the Fledgling Space Service ( 149 )
Mass: 69.4 KmT, Crew: 285, TL: E:-3 W:-3 S:-3 Q:-3
Hull: 5 4 3 2 1
Engines: 2 1
Shields: 0
[α] Depleted Uranium Gatling Gun [1/2/3, 4+ 2/1/1, Doubled Range Modifiers, Range-Based ROF]
ACE, BDF
Hyperdrive [O], Fighter Bay, Slow, Sml [OOOO], Launch Bay [O]
1[HQ], 2[Eα], 3[H], 4[Q], 5[H], 6[Q]
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Postby murtalianconfederacy » Wed May 23, 2007 9:29 am

A couple of designs in the low-end scale. The UEA designs might just be in the campaign books I'm writing up, so take notes, there may be questions asked.

Prometheus Class Frigate of the United Earth Alliance ( 41 )
Mass: 35.9 KmT, Crew: 189, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-2 Q:-2
Hull: 3 2 1
Engines: 3 2 1
Defenses: K: 1 | E: 1 | B: 1
[a] Light Rail Gun [2/4/6, 5+ 1/1/2, Kinetic]
AB, AB, AB, AB
[b] Light Laser [3/6/9, 4+ 1/1/1, Energy]
AB, AB
[c] Chaff Cannon [1/2/3, 4+2/1/1, Kinetic, Doubled Range Modifiers]
AB, AC, BD
Armor Plating
1[Hac], 2[Ea], 3[Ha], 4[Eb], 5[Hb], 6[Dc]

The basic frigate of the UEA, a Prometheus was conceived by the Western Powers as a design to help protect the asteroidal convoys. Later it became the staple light unit

Callisto Class Space Fighter Carrier of the United Earth Alliance ( 167 )
Mass: 51.2 KmT, Crew: 213, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-2 Q:-2
Hull: 4 3 2 1
Engines: 2 1
Defenses: K: 1 | E: 1 | B: 1
Fighter Bay, Slow, Intc, Sml (E) [OOO], Fighter Bay, Slow, Bmbr (E) [O], Launch Bay [O], Armor Plating
1[HQ], 2[EQ], 3[H], 4[D], 5[H], 6[Q]

With one Callisto and a pair of Prometheus', the UEA had an excellent patrol squadron and a reasonable asset in tactical areas.

Akhnoli-I Class Star Cruiser of the Akhbaran Imperium ( 62 )
Mass: 111.6 KmT, Crew: 438, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-2 Q:-2
Hull: 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Engines: 2 1
Defenses: K: 2 1 | E: 1 | B: 3 2 1
[a] Impoli Tactical Missile [4/8/12, 5+ 2/1/1, Ballistic]
AC, AC, BD, BD, EF
Hyperdrive [O], Long Range Sensors [O], Science Lab x10, Electronic Warfare System [O]
1[Ha], 2[Ea], 3[H], 4[D], 5[H], 6[Q]

The Akhnoli-I was the first hyper-capable unit of the Imperium, and had a very good electronics package to enable it to both look for star systems and to lead a fleet.

Staliw-I Class Escort of the Akhbaran Imperium ( 27 )
Mass: 21.7 KmT, Crew: 108, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-2 Q:-2
Hull: 2 1
Engines: 4 3 2 1
Defenses: K: 1 | E: 0 | B: 2 1
[a] Ferapi CIWS [1/2/3, 3+ 3/1/1, Kinetic]
AC, BD
[b] Ferapi Lance [2/4/6, 4+ 1/1/1, Kinetic]
AB, A, B
Armor Plating
1[HEb], 2[ED], 3[Ha], 4[Ea], 5[Hb], 6[Eb]

The Staliw-I was an excellent strike/escort unit for its time.

Jugge'nou't Class Battleship of the Harloc-Kian Imperium ( 451 )
Mass: 322 KmT, Crew: 888, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-2 Q:-2
Hull: 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Engines: 2 1
Defenses: K: 3 2 1 | E: 3 2 1 | B: 3 2 1
[a] Triple-Mounted Rail Gun [3/6/9, 5+ 3/1/2, Kinetic]
AB, AB, AB, AC, AC, BD, BD
[b] Plasma Bore [2/4/6, 5+ 1/1/2, Energy, Range-Based DMG]
AB, AB
[c] Kinetic Defender [1/2/3, 4+3/1/1, Kinetic]
ABCD, ABCD, CDEF
Armor Plating, Hyperdrive [O], Fighter Bay, Slow, Intc, Sml (K) [OOOOOO], Launch Bay [OO]
1[HQ], 2[Ea], 3[Hb], 4[Dc], 5[H], 6[Q]

The Harloc-Kians went in for heavy ships even when they were only in their own star system. One of these vessels tended to be the entire fleet of minor houses.
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Postby murtalianconfederacy » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:29 am

Soonakha Class Orbital Patrol Boat of the Free World of Sheemakha ( 52 )
Mass: 21.9 KmT, Crew: 108, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-2 Q:-2
Hull: 2 1
Engines: 4 3 2 1
Defenses: K: 2 1 | E: 0 | B: 1
[a] Single 120mm [3/6/9, 5+ 1/1/2, Kinetic]
AB
[b] Triple 20mm [1/2/3, 4+ 3/1/1, Kinetic]
AC, BD
Armor Plating, Security Team [OOOOO]
1[HE], 2[ED], 3[HQ], 4[Ea], 5[Hb], 6[Eb]

The Soonakha was the primary patrol boat in the early days of the Sheemakha. Armed with weapons normally found on tanks and aircraft of the day, it nevertheless performed adequately in its roles as a defence, patrol and customs unit
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Postby murtalianconfederacy » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:26 am

As Emiricol offered up a challenge, I took him up on it. Well, he didn't really, but when he said about a tender-based navy I had a go. The large ship isn't a frontline unit, but I've designed it so that you could, feasibly, use this as a combat unit it you needed to. However, its typical role is as explorer, with sheer size and a host of fighters and three attack boats on board to allow it to give out some punishment should first contact go south. I'd recommend a pair of these with a full maintenance group of tenders...:)

Salrokav Class Explorer of the Degral Pact ( 757 )
Mass: 579.9 KmT, Crew: 1,485, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-1 Q:-1
Hull: 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Engines: 2 1
Defenses: K: 4 3 2 1 | E: 4 3 2 1 | B: 4 3 2 1
[a] Heavy Chain Gun [3/6/9, 4+ 2/1/2, Kinetic]
ABC, ABC, ABD, ABD, CE, DF
[b] Plasma Bore [3/6/9, 5+ 1/3/1, Energy, Range-Based DMG]
AB, AB, EF
Hyperdrive [O], Long Range Sensors [O], Tender [OOO], Fighter Bay (E) [OOOOOO], Launch Bay [OO], Security Team [OOOOO OOOOO]
1[HQ], 2[Ea], 3[Hb], 4[D], 5[H], 6[Q]

Hatav Class Attack Boat of the Degral Pact ( 20 )
Mass: 9.9 KmT, Crew: 66, TL: E:-2 W:-2 D:-1 Q:-1
Hull: 1
Engines: 4 3 2 1
Defenses: K: 0 | E: 0 | B: 0
[a] Light Chain Gun [3/6/9, 4+ 2/1/1, Kinetic]
A, B
[b] Plasma Gun [3/6/9, 5+ 1/1/1, Energy, Range-Based DMG]
AB
Security Team [O]
1[HEa], 2[2Ea], 3[HEa], 4[2Ea], 5[HEb], 6[EQb]

Here they are. They're low tech designs and for a navy just starting out, they're pretty good ships. Heck, they might even be a real frontline unit. Test them out if you want...
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