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Author Topic: Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine - Samarkands (Block I vs Block II)  (Read 1206 times)

BrokenMnemonic

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When I first read Field Report 2765: Draconis Combine, I assumed that in the page on the Draconis Combine Admiralty, the combination of the reference to the DCA having retained 8 Samarkands - two Block I and six Block II - and having one present in each of the eight fleets meant that the ships listed as the flagships of each of the eight fleets were the Samarkands.

However, TRO: 3075 states that only four Block Is were launched - Samarkand, Benjamin, Dieron and Alshain. The flagship of the 4th fleet is listed as the Benjamin, but the Dieron, Alshain and Samarkand are missing. There is a New Samarkand, though.

I'm not sure if that means that the flagships of the fleet aren't all Samarkands, or if the DCS Samarkand from TRO:3075 and the DCS New Samarkand are the same WarShip, or if one of the Block I Samarkands was renamed. Is it possible to confirm which it is, or if it's something else completely?

It's more interesting than optimal, and therefore better. O0 - Weirdo

Øystein

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There was only 2 Block Is in operation by 2765. The other two had been removed from service by the introduction of the Block IIs. So the DCS New Samarkand is a Blck II, while the DCS Samarkand was a Block I that was probably decomissioned during the Star League era.

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BrokenMnemonic

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So, with only 8 Samarkands active in the DCA in 2765, the flagships aren't all Samarkands, as only one Block I Samarkand is listed in the list of flagships?

It's more interesting than optimal, and therefore better. O0 - Weirdo

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All the Samarkands are flagships. The two Block Is (DCS Kagoshima and DCS Irece) are the flagships of the Pesht fleets, while the rest of the fleets have Block IIs.

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BrokenMnemonic

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So the detail in TRO:3075 on Block I Samarkands is superceded by FR2765:DC? I realise I probably sound like I'm labouring a point and I really don't want to annoy anyone, but I want to make sure I'm following correctly, and the last time I asked about a Samarkand, it was indicated that there were only four Block Is.

It's more interesting than optimal, and therefore better. O0 - Weirdo

 

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