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Metallgewitter

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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #360 on: 08 March 2022, 10:51:36 »
The Potemkins are IIRC armed to a battlecruiser level . . . but yeah, the Werewolf, Ulric Kerensky, Implacable, White Paw, Black Paw, and two Vincents were all destroyed because  No Warships Allowed . . . and the Winter Wolf/Yggdrasil disappeared on it's way back to the Lyrans.  When Warden Wolf fans asked after the the Full Moon, their Potemkin it was . . .


'Ooops . . . uh, it was destroyed too after the Jihad.'

Well imho you can't exactly use a transport ship as a battleship even if it is armed to the teeth. Unless you fill it's docking collars with Pocket Warships then you might use it as your command ship to control your pseudo fleet. Oh and the Ygdrassil is still active but in the Lyran navy. funny that though: the Invincible should have survived the battle at Terra. Did it got written of "off screen" as well? Or was it mothballed and never been heard of again? Kinda sad the Blakist gave that ship a good overhaul for the Jihad.

The question will be if the titasn Yards can support more then basic repairs. Could they repair a cracked KF core or destroyed maneuvering drive? The FM 3145 make it sound as if the Yards can't undertake the construction of massive ships due to the never repaired damage to the compact drive construction facilities.

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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #361 on: 08 March 2022, 11:00:06 »
Actually, IIRC the surviving Mjolnir was renamed to that . . . pretty sure the Galacti-Invincible is a museum ship over Tharkad now.

Damaged or whatever, you want to talk about the place to take critical damage?  It is a shipyard- not like TF Serpent out in the deep black.  Like I said, even if the ship had to be written off, you would scrap it salvaging what components you could.
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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #362 on: 08 March 2022, 12:17:30 »
They might have figured they didn't have the personnel to man those ships, and couldn't afford to assign the forces to guard them and stop someone from making off with them. Imagine if a whole flotilla of ex-RoTS showed up on Galatia with hijacked WarShips. Suddenly, the RoTS would be "in exile" rather than deceased.

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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #363 on: 08 March 2022, 17:25:11 »
Actually, IIRC the surviving Mjolnir was renamed to that . . . pretty sure the Galacti-Invincible is a museum ship over Tharkad now.

Damaged or whatever, you want to talk about the place to take critical damage?  It is a shipyard- not like TF Serpent out in the deep black.  Like I said, even if the ship had to be written off, you would scrap it salvaging what components you could.

Just checked the FM: 3145. The sole Warship of the Commonwealth is the Yggdrassil. They kept the name (well it is a curse for sapcers to rechristen a ship). Too bad the Invincible is not there any more. Now that would be a sign of rbirth: reactivate the Invincible and use it to spearhead an attack into occupied territory. As if that is possible with the Commonwealth having just one naval yard left.

Yeah you are right ripping of working parts from to be scuttled ships is more reasonable then crashing them into the sun. Or maybe use them as a poor man's defense station if need be.

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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #364 on: 08 March 2022, 20:59:15 »
Just checked the FM: 3145. The sole Warship of the Commonwealth is the Yggdrassil. They kept the name (well it is a curse for sapcers to rechristen a ship). Too bad the Invincible is not there any more. Now that would be a sign of rbirth: reactivate the Invincible and use it to spearhead an attack into occupied territory. As if that is possible with the Commonwealth having just one naval yard left.

Yeah you are right ripping of working parts from to be scuttled ships is more reasonable then crashing them into the sun. Or maybe use them as a poor man's defense station if need be.

Last I heard, the LCS Invincible still exists, but its jump drive failed after arriving back at Tharkad.

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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #365 on: 09 March 2022, 00:32:20 »
Tis a museum ship . . . which is why I made the Galactica reference.

Flip side . . . is if it was in anyway functional, it would have shot up the Wolves and Falcons back in the mid 3140s.  Need a meme of someone pounding on a inop fire countrol panel, lol.
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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #366 on: 10 March 2022, 14:23:06 »
They might have figured they didn't have the personnel to man those ships, and couldn't afford to assign the forces to guard them and stop someone from making off with them. Imagine if a whole flotilla of ex-RoTS showed up on Galatia with hijacked WarShips. Suddenly, the RoTS would be "in exile" rather than deceased.

The fact that some units are still out there and Jonah Levin still is on the run makes me think a RoTS in Exile might actually be a possibility.
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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #367 on: 14 March 2022, 05:08:35 »
The fact that some units are still out there and Jonah Levin still is on the run makes me think a RoTS in Exile might actually be a possibility.

Now I am imagining that the McKenna's Pride becomes PRincess Peach of Battletech: getting kidnapped by whatever force sets it's eyes on it. I mean the Wolves stole it right from under those nose of the remaining Homeworld Clans now we need Levin to pull the same stunt

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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #368 on: 15 March 2022, 20:32:55 »
Now I am imagining that the McKenna's Pride becomes PRincess Peach of Battletech: getting kidnapped by whatever force sets it's eyes on it. I mean the Wolves stole it right from under those nose of the remaining Homeworld Clans now we need Levin to pull the same stunt

Nah, I fully expect the Homeworld Clans to reappear and there first act would be to destroy the Pride because it would be inconceivable that the ship still exists and Kerenskys body isnt on Strana Mechty.
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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #369 on: 29 July 2022, 18:33:33 »
With the devastation of fleets in the wars of reaving how many “ destroyed” ships were recalled and repaired?

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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #370 on: 30 July 2022, 13:06:50 »
I can say that Clan Stone Lions has three, using their single slip repair yard above Niles to good effect, pair Lola III and a York. How much damaged durning the Reaving, I don't know but by 3150 or so they should be almost fully repaired...

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Re: Growing your fleet
« Reply #371 on: 31 July 2022, 10:35:21 »
From what I understood is that the Homeworld Clans seem to have emptied all remaining Naval caches they had left from the Exodus. I would assume that the Yards they still have could theoretically construct new Warships but that is most likely pushed WAAAYYYY down the priority list due to the extensive damage the infrastructure took in the Kerensky cluster (not to mention the devastating losses each touman took)

 

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