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EDIT - Part 1
MODULE 1 - Core Combat Rules
Part 1 - Starships
Starships are defined as any ship capable of independant faster than light travel. There are many subclasses, from warships to civilian transports. Any ship you build for BrikWars : Empires must fall within one of the predefined catagories listed here. (More detailed rules about what a ship class can carry for equipment will be listed later in MODULE 2 - Empires)
The scale for ship building is 1 inch:50 meters. Note that listed variants are not all that can be made. You may create a variant so long as it fits the rules in MODULE 2.
Frigate (FF) - The Frigate is the lightest of FTL capable warships. They range from 200 - 400 meters in length. They tend to be fast, lightly armored, and carry few weapons. They also tend to be able to carry several strikecraft on external racks.
FFS, Scout Frigate. Faster, lighter armed and armored, higher sensor radius and some stealth capability
FFE, Escourt Frigate. Trades in conventional firepower for heavier point defense and counter missile batteries
FFG, Guided Missile Frigate. Trades in conventional firepower for heavier ranged missile batteries
Destroyers (DD) - Heavier than a Frigate, the Destroyer is the first primary combatant available. They range from 200-500 meters in length, roughly the same size as a Frigate, but have heavier armor and thus have slower top speeds. Thier loadout tends to be only slightly heavier than a Frigate, and can carry the same ammount of strike craft on external racks, but they can take much more of a pounding for the cost.
DD(LDA), Landing Dock. Used for Marine transport,
DDH, Heavy Destroyer. Used as either an outdated design or new age design, with heavy spinal firepower but low speed
Light Cruisers (CL) - Cruisers are the mainstay of any fleet. The light cruiser is fast, has decent armor, and excellent weapons coverage. Can carry strikecraft both internally and on racks
CLC, Command Light Cruiser. Carries squadron command facilites. Facilitates squadron warfare and Hero Character abilites
Heavy Cruisers (CA) - The Cruiser, Armored, or Heavy Cruiser is the most common ship in any fleet. Carrying a versitile armament and moderate armor, while still maintaining a decent top speed, these ships patrol the voids at the borders of your empire, as well as providing screening for larger, more powerful warships. Heavy Cruisers tend to forsake strikecraft for heavier armor and weaponry.
CC, Command Cruiser
CG, Guided Missile Cruiser
Battle Cruisers (BC, or CB. Personal Preferance) - The Battlecruiser is the first Capital warship aquired. They are fast, comparatively lightly armored, and carry very heavy weapons batteries for thier size. They are designed for engaging large amounts of smaller vessels, but in the hands of a capable commander, they can successfully engage larger warships. Battle Cruisers tend to forsake strikecraft for heavier armor and weaponry.
BCC, Command Battle Cruiser
BCH, Heavy Battle Cruiser - The king of battlecruisers, she carries massive firepower.
BCG, Guided missile Battle Cruiser
BCE, Escourt Battle Cruiser
Carriers (CV) - Ferrying large ammounts of strike craft into battle, these ships vary greatly in size and armament.
CVL, Light Carrier. Roughly the size of a destroyer, Light Carriers tend to be attached to small flotillas to provide strikecraft support.Capacity:
CVE, Escourt Carrier. Roughly the size of a light cruiser, Escourt Carriers protect convoys and cruiser squadrons with thier hoards. Capacity:
CV, Carrier. Generally an outdated design, the heavy cruiser sized carrier does not provide enough added support to be worth it. Capacity: 22+2 Strikecraft
CVA, Attack Carrier. Roughly the size of a battlecruiser, the CVA is heavily armored and can withstand the fury of the line of battle. Capacity: 26 Strikecraft, 2 Gunboats
CVF, Fleet Carrier. This leviathan ranges between the size of a Light Battle ship, to even larger than a Super Dreadnought. Capacity:
Battleships (BB) - The lightest 'Ship of the Line', the battleship carries large amounts of armor and weapons, but is very slow.
Dreadnoughts (DN) - Typically an improvement on the Battleship, they tend to be faster, but carry equivilant armor and weapons
Super Dreadnoughts(SD) - The true master of the battlespace, the SD is capable of anihilating anything smaller than it with ease, with titanic armor and numerous weapons emplacements.