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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #360 on: 26 April 2020, 07:39:55 »
A Ngo with a happy ending?  I like.


Sharon's story is not over yet, so there is time for a tragic end courtesy of an alien phaser or lightsabre.
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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #361 on: 26 April 2020, 08:04:17 »
[afterword continued]

Frederic Steiner class battleship

Hulls:
Panzerschiffe 1/BB 001: LCS Frederic Steiner
Panzerschiffe 2/BB 002: LCS Hermann Steiner
Panzerschiffe 3/BB 003: LCS Cynthia Steiner
Panzerschiffe 4/BB 004: LCS Jonathan Steiner
Panzerschiffe 5/BB 005: LCS Kailen Steiner
Panzerschiffe 6/BB 006: LCS Tatyana Steiner
Panzerschiffe 7/BB 007: LCS Ross Steiner
Panzerschiffe 8/BB 008: LCS Nondi Steiner

Marsden II class Cruiser.

Fregatteschwer 1/CB 101: LCS Marsden
Fregatteschwer 2/CB 102: LCS Donegal
Fregatteschwer 3/CB 103: LCS Buena
Fregatteschwer 4/CB 104: LCS Pandora
Fregatteschwer 5/CB 205: LCS Sudeten
Fregatteschwer 6/CB 206: LCS Timehri
Fregatteschwer 7/CB 207: LCS Mandoaarau
Fregatteschwer 8/CB 208: LCS Anembo

Fregatteschwer 9/CB 301: LCS Kowloon
Fregatteschwer 10/CB 302: LCS Arluna
Fregatteschwer 11/CB 303: LCS Winter
Fregatteschwer 12/CB 304: LCS Hood IV
Fregatteschwer 13/CB 405: LCS Inarcs
Fregatteschwer 14/CB 406: LCS Jerangle
Fregatteschwer 15/CB 407: LCS Twycross
Fregatteschwer 16/CB 408: LCS Kwangchowwang

Hull coding for Marsden II hull numbers: there is the yard production number, which corresponds to when it was built.  this number does not appear on the final vessel.  the CB number is coded as follows: 
First number in the 3 digit CB code indicates which battleship group a given cruiser is assigned to.  The final number indicates order of commission.

in the case of LCS Kowloon, this cruiser is assigned to the Cynthia Steiner's battlegroup, and is the first cruiser from the second block of Marsden II's constructed for the Lyran Commonwealth Navy.  Hence, CB 301.

with eight shipyards producing in parallel, Marsden II's are generated in groups of eight, however, for production paperwork purposes, the "Fregatteschwer" number is applied until the vessel is completed and named.

Battleships without Cruisers in their groups are awaiting completion of the Marsden II contract in 3160, at which time, the proportion will be 4 Cruisers for each Frederic Steiner battleship, with assigned destroyer support of sixteen destroyers (one squadron) per group.

at which time, the Cutter squadrons assigned to support Battleships without full groups, will be transferred back to Coast Guard or training duty roles that focus on local defense and quick reaction forces.

Each 'flag command' will then be assigned to a regional position within the Commonwealth, with two battleship groups tasked with supporting exploration and colonization on the antispinward periphery of the Commonwealth, as well as 'show the flag' missions to near-periphery states and other duties.  this designation will rotate periodically to provide active service in peacetime and prevent 'neglect rot' in the ranks of the Fleet.

in peactime, one flag command will stand down every 2 years for refit and updates, at which time component crew will be tasked with assisting shipyard personnel in making updates and changes as technology and mission requirements change.

Note: Initially, on approval, the Cruisers were to be named for families related to the Steiners, however, after the first hull (CB 101) was launched, a lobbyist in the Estates General managed to pass a resolution to name all subsequent cruisers after worlds in the Commonwealth-including worlds recently liberated from Clan Jade Falcon.
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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #362 on: 26 April 2020, 08:30:37 »
[addendum: Other Nations]

this isn't a comprehensive list, but this is the guy who won the design challenge.

Kaga Class Carrier

DCS Kaga
DCS Hiryu
DCS Shokaku
DCS Mitsu

House Davion didn't let themselves fall TOO far behind, although their 'solution' was...er...well...it fits with prior experience!

Kentares class Naval Ram

FSS Kentares
FSS Antrim
FSS Covenant
FSS Guardian
FSS Avalon
FSS Lucien Davion II
FSS George Hasek
FSS Palmyra

With Fox class production restarted (albeit hesitantly), each Fox class corvette has four of these vessels assigned as part of a battlegroup.

but wait, there's MORE.  in Emulation of the Lyran success with region-based Coast Guards, by order of First Prince Julian Davion (and with some rather stern opposition from much of his naval staff), a program to both increase shipyard space, and provide supplementary defensive vessels to the FSN (as well as bulk out the navy at somewhat reduced expense-at least in the short term), a program to develop a "Kowloon style Cutter" force was initiated.

The entries can be found Here

Cutters for Davion

as of the ending of this story, a finalist has not been determined, much to the hidden joy of Boeing and the rather annoyed chagrin of the First Prince.
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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #363 on: 26 April 2020, 20:47:21 »
I uess he missed the meo about the rest of Sharon's reforms
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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #364 on: 27 April 2020, 01:33:16 »
I'm presently resisting the urge to turn this into a proper playground, with lots of non-canon designs and special rules, and maps.

Of course, to do that, would require lots of work, and I'm not sure anyone would be interested in PLAYING in this playground.


I'd make a mess in that playground.

Especially if I can keep writing fluff and small IC fiction sidebars to go with it.

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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #365 on: 31 May 2020, 14:03:08 »
Continued in "The Advisor"
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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #366 on: 01 June 2020, 02:00:37 »
Continued in "The Advisor"

Your link gets an error saying we are trying to make a post.

Here is a link to "The advisor"
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=69139.0