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I like the more primitive designs - I like how they are a little more capable than the Star Empire's forces but not overly so, the power creep on the other designs I think is too far for the Nebula.

Instead you keep stuck lighter and primitive but still a bit special and different.
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I like the more primitive designs - I like how they are a little more capable than the Star Empire's forces but not overly so, the power creep on the other designs I think is too far for the Nebula.

Instead you keep stuck lighter and primitive but still a bit special and different.

Keep in mind the Star Empire has two things going for them:

  • Their capital ships are 2.24 million tons each, with 91 armor points per location, and 8000 capital points of energy deflecting shields, with a dozen 55-point turbolaser batteries per side that, if they hit, are going to ruin someone's day.
  • They have a metric crapton of capital ships that nobody else does, including the Inner Sphere.  There are hundreds of Imperial Star Destroyers.


Quantity has a quality all its own.
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I feel compelled to remind the ground pounders what that means: https://youtu.be/RPIRCCUN-NU?t=245

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While thinking about it, and worrying that the Constitution and Federation classes didn't convey the proper MAD SCIENTIST feel for the Federation that I wanted to really offer, along with the cookie-cutter nature of the Franz Joseph Star Fleet Technical Manual ships, I came up with an alternative idea.

Class I Cruiser, Destroyer, Scout, Tug Project

Class I Primary Hull/Saucer Section:  35,000 ton DropShip
Class I Drive Module/Nacelle: 60,000 tons
Class I Secondary Hull: 35,000 tons

Class I Destroyer/Scout: 1 Primary Hull + 1 Drive Module = 95,000 tons
Class I Tug:  1 Primary Hull w/ Tug Adaptation + 2 Drive Module = 155,000 tons
Class I Cruiser: 1 Primary Hull + 1 Secondary Hull + 2 Drive Modules = 190,000 tons
Class I Dreadnought: 1 Primary Hull + 1 Secondary Hull + 3 Drive Modules = 250,000

Leaves the Tug a bit overweight and the Dreadnought a bit underweight, but still works.  Obviously they're not two separate drives, but sets the mass of your KF drive which, once you factor in overall mass, determines your jump distance.  I'm waffling between treating the saucers as Aerodyne DropShips, which would let them fly in atmosphere similar to how the NX-01 does, or treating them as Spheroid DropShips, which have better weapons arcs.
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I would made the saucer section of the Galaxy as aerodyne given it does go into atmosphere (once).

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I'd like to see what you do with the B'rel and K'vort...

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