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ARGO CLASS LIGHT BATTLESTAR
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SPARTA CLASS LIGHT BATTLESTAR
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During the early years of the war the Colonial could not produce the massive Battlestars to keep up with the need at the front and for combat losses plus the limited shipyard facilities large enough to assemble one of the COLUMBIA CLASS sized Battlestars was at a premium thus causing a bottleneck in the amount of new tonnage being built.

To get more warship hulls under construction a new design was put forward for a smaller Battlestar that could still operate effectively with the fleet but it's smaller size would enable it to be built in civilian shipyards that had previously only built merchant shipping. Developed from a cruiser design much in the way the first Battlestars were - the ARGO & SPARTA Classes were great successes and help stem the tide of the Cylon advance into Colonial space. As more of the full sized Battlestars came into service many of these ships were diverted to preforming escort for landings and commando strikes as well as still working alongside the big units in the regular Battle Groups.


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SHEPHERD CLASS ESCORTSTAR
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Not long after the start of the first Cylon War, the Colonial Fleet was finding itself very spread out and in need of more warships than were currently being or could be produced by the regular fleet yards. In an attempt to bring more fighter carriers into service as quick as possible, a specification for a multipurpose, "bare basic" warship of a standard design that could be built by the civilian shipyards not currently in use throughout the Colonies.

An independent Caprican company, in need of contracts and money, approached the high command with a proposal. They had all six of their slipways open, but the problem was they weren't long enough to build anything on the measure of the great Battlestars then under construction. The Caprican Spacedock and Shipbuilding Corp. offered the solution to put their slipways into use for the Fleet by building an entirely new kind of ship to fit the specification. They would take a standard COLUMBIA CLASS Battlestar's landing bay & hangar pod - fit it with engines, operating & living spaces for the crew and airwing - and, they promised to deliver the first of the new warships by the end of the year.

The company was able to pull off the "miracle" and delivered the ship 13 days ahead of the promised schedule, payment being contingent upon completion of the project on time. She was presented to the fleet for testing the next day. At the time, she was the first Colonial warship to put to space unnamed - only known by her construction number 458990. The CS&S, bet the entire company fortune on this wild private venture. The Fleet was very impressed with the company that had never before built any kind of warship, they had delivered the ship in prime condition, under budget and on time. The Fleet only had to work out a few system bugs with the new design.

In service the unnamed ship (by now being called a "Escortstar") performed well on her shakedown cruise. Her smaller size made her more agile then the standard Battlestar or Heavy Cruiser though she was much slower. Her main strength was that she could provide fighter coverage on numerous missions where it wasn't practical to having a Battlestar or even a Cruiser present - such as the very important job of escorting convoys. Also as an added "plus," she could still operate with the fleet if needed. The fleet felt these advantages outweighed her downsized Viper strength.

Upon the results of the shakedown and her first cruise....the Colonial Fleet issued a contract for 12 of the now named SHEPHERD CLASS Escortstars, all to be built by Caprican Spacedock and Shipyard. However, the company had since the launching, been forced into bankruptcy. To deliver the original ship fully operational and ahead of schedule to the Fleet had cost the company almost everything it had or could scrape up. As the Judge was about to sign a court order to start liquidating the company, the Colonial Fleet announced it was purchasing the 11 other ships and gave the contract to the CS&S.
(Backstory Fluff based in part on one by CinC Battleforce)


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CHEETAH CLASS FAST PATROL CRUISER
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This is a Specialized Light Cruiser design used by the Colonials to patrol large tracks of space in advance of the Fleet or Convoys. With their high-powered engines vs. the light mass hull ratio makes them able to chase down any similar sized warship or have the capability to run from anything that she can't fight. This gives the CHEETAH CLASS a very decided edge in any single ship vs. ship duel she engages in.

She has an airwing of the following:
4x Asp Mk.II Point Defense Fighters
2x Alpha Class Shuttles
4x Micro-Shuttles

* This design is one of the "Classic BSG" designs drawn by Steve Wilson. The above drawing is basically just Mia_36's repainted to match the others and with a mid-ships hangar I added.


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SPHINX CLASS LIGHT BATTLESTAR

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Nice work on all these.


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OSIRIS CLASS BATTLECRUISER
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Of Piconese origin, the six Battlecruisers of the OSIRIS CLASS were a pre-unification design that had just finished construction prior to the outbreak of the Cylon War. As such the original design did not incorporate much in the way of the ability to carry fighter sized craft - having only a small hangar amid-ships. Instead it was a design that depended more on it's impressive battery of Turbo-Laser Cannons for ship to ship combat.

It did however provide the newly formed Colonial Fleet with a warship that could (for the early war period anyway) take on the heaviest Cylon Warships unless a Basestar with it's massed waves of fighters became involved. It also provided a valuable testbed for many of the technologies that were to be incorporated into the then building great Battlestars.

The OSIRIS CLASS Battlecruisers were generally used as the core element of the Fleet's Heavy Battle Groups.

As the war continued on, the need for anything that could carry fighters was greatly felt by the Colonials. Due to the Cylon's new tactics it was determined that it was critical to upgrade the design or the whole class would guickly be lost due to combat attrition before they could ever engage the enemy. As soon as room was available in the shipyards, units of the class were pulled off the battleline and fitted with a single Battlestar sized flight pod on the center-line. As the rebuilt ships (now known as the OSIRIS CLASS - MOD.II) reentered service, the original versions were relegated to escorting Battlestars, while the upgraded MOD.II versions took their places as the core of the Battle Groups. Later, as the more powerful TIGER CLASS Destroyers took over the head of the Battle Groups, the OSIRIS CLASS ships continued on with the valuable multipurpose ability of providing fighter cover for the group but still able to bring their formidable guns and missiles to bear on the enemy if needed.

DESIGN NOTE: The Battlecruiser OSIRIS (pre-rebuild to MOD.II design) was one of the first ships in the Colonial Fleet to carry the new ASP Mk.I Point-Defense Fighter - the ship being specially modified to operate the type even before the fighter had "Officially" entered service.
(Background story based in part on one by Terry Ollila)

OSIRIS CLASS - MOD.II BATTLECRUISER:
LENGTH: 1,395 meters
STANDARD CREW: 1,900 Officers and Crew
PASSENGERS: 500 Marines

ARMAMENT:
4x Medium Turbo-Laser Cannons (2x Upper Forward, 2x Lower Bow)
4x Assault Cannons (2x Twin turrets, one turret on each side of the ship)
1x Solonite Missile Turret (4x Tubes - 72 missiles) (500 megaton Thunderbolt anti-ship/anti-surface missiles)
12x Twin, Heavy Dual-Purpose Blaster Batteries
40x Twin, Light Point-Defense Blaster Batteries

AIRWING:
2x Squadrons Viper sized fighters (24 each)
1x Squadron Adder Mk.II Strike Fighters (24 aircraft)
2x Condor Class Drop-Ships
1x Transport Squadron - 6x Alpha Class Shuttles - 6x Micro-Shuttles


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ADAMANT CLASS ASSAULTSTAR
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A variation on a Strikestar design, the ADAMANT CLASS Assaultstar is usually found at the center of one of the Fleet's Marine Battle Groups, more often than not as it's Flagship. The class is designed to be able to transport and land everything it's Marine contingent will need to operate at at a combat landing on the enemy's front line or for a Commando attack far behind the enemy lines. The Marines, their vehicles & gear are carried in a purpose built "pod" on the upper center-line of the ship. When ready to deploy they are moved down to the port and starboard landing bays where they board the Drop-Ships and Shuttles for their trip to the surface.

The Assaultstar's Airwing is also dedicated to the Marines the ship is landing. Large numbers of Drop-Ships and Combat Shuttles are carried to transport the Marines, their vehicles and equipment to the surface. The ship normally carries a squadron of Strikefighters exclusively, these craft dedicated to both providing close air support and fighter cover over the landing site for the Marines.

The Ship has the following Airwing:
1x Strikefighter Squadron (24x Adder Mk.II)
1x Heavy Assault Transport Squadron (6x Condor Class Drop-Ships)
1x Assault Transport Squadron (4x Alpha Class Combat Shuttles, 6x Micro-Shuttles)


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WEAPON CLASS STRIKE CRUISER
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HAWK CLASS STRIKESTAR
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Awesome looking TOS ships.


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AJAX CLASS HEAVY CRUISER
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FURY CLASS FAST ESCORT
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The following are some designs I just repainted or modified a little but I was so proud of them I just had to post them. :D

ALBION CLASS ASSAULT CRUISER
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DEVASTATOR CLASS LIGHT CRUISER
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RESOURCE CLASS FLEET REPAIR TENDER
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MT. OLYMPUS CLASS INTELLIGENCE TRAWLER
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APACHE CLASS FLEET TUG
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SABRE CLASS DESTROYER
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SABRE CLASS DESTROYER:
LENGTH: 875 Meters
STANDARD CREW: 1175 Officers and Crew
PASSENGERS: 100 Marines

WEAPONS:
2x Heavy, Turbo-Laser Cannons (nose mounted)
2x Twin, Heavy Assault Cannon Turrets (each wing tip)
12x Heavy Solonite Missile Tubes (Reloadable) (500 Megaton Thunderbolt anti-ship/anti-surface missiles)
12x Twin, Heavy Dual Purpose Blaster Batteries
30x Twin, Light Point Defense Blaster Batteries

AIRWING:
1 Fighter Flight - 8x Asp Mk.I Point Defense Fighters
1 Transport Flight - 4x Alpha Class Shuttles, 4x Micro-Shuttles


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Nice ships Tinman.


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Tks Groo - I try. :thumbsup


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