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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Looking good, Zagoreni. Are you going to be doing the Imperial ships? It's been a good couple of years since I watched the show (managed to find the first book in my local Waterstones though!), and I'm wondering if the lacks of the Black Lancer fleet had their own colour scheme.

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Yes, once i finish with all major Alliance ships il do Imperial ships, i also doing few additional alliance flagship type battleships, these will be as non-canons that will be in my story,

Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Krishna

Krishna was heavily modified Ajax class battleship. This ship was focused on firepower with 60 frontal neutron cannons and 75 secondary cannons on each side. It has more firepower then any other Ajax class ships. Unfortunately due all additional weapons this ship doesn't carry fighters and rely on other ships for protection.

Krishna was constructed 784 UC and become the flagship of 8th fleet in same year. 8th fleet participate in invasion of Imperial territory in 796, however due shortage of supplies fleet find itself in bad situation. The situation was even worse when Mecklinger fleet attack in Wandsteidt system. Low on supplies 8th fleet was forced to withdraw. It regroup with remaining Alliance fleets at Amritsar star system. 8th fleet came under heavy attack from Black Lancers. During the battle, Krishna receive direct hit into engine room, heavily damage it. Ship was unable to maintain orbit, and commanding officer, vice admiral Appleton order crew to abandon ship. He himself remain on board and died when Krishna fell into the star.

After destruction of Krishna, another Alliance battleship take mantle as most armed ship, the Charlemagne.
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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Palamedes

Palamedes is constructed in 785 UC. In the same year it become flagship of the 9th fleet. Like the Quetzalcoatl was designed for long range combat. In 794 UC Palamedes received moderate damage in battle of Van-Fleet starzone. In 796 9th fleet participate in invasion of Imperial territory. Due Imperial attacks on Alliance supply route, 9th fleet like all others was in shortage of supplies. It soon get attacked by Mittermeyer fleet. Palamedes received heavy damage during opening of the Alviss battle and was forced to withdraw together with surviving ships of the 9th fleet. After the failed invasion, 9th fleet was disbanded and surviving ships were added to other fleets. Most of the 9th fleet ships were added to 13th fleet or 1th fleet while small number was send on patrols. Palamedes saw combat during Rantemario battle and during Vermilion battle. It manage to score twenty four kills during Rantemario alone. Shortly prior to battle of Marr-Adetta, Palamedes was to be send together with 5000 other ships to Yang, boosting his defenses. However rear admiral Garrene (who replaced injured vice admiral Al-Salem who retires after the illed invasion on Empire). Swamp places with another battleship, Rustam and thus Palamedes and few of her escorts were part of the 20000 ships under fleet admiral Bewcock.

In January 16. 800 UC Bewcock fleet engage much larger Imperial fleet. After long battle, fleet admiral order retreat for all ships, 4000 surviving ships including Palamedes reluctantly withdraw from combat and escape to Iserlohn. Remaining two flagships Diomede and Rio Grande and what remains of ships that disobey order and stay was destroyed.

Palamedes was part high Admiral Merkatz fleet during battle of Corridor, and was later dispatch to find battleship Shiva, surviving ships from the Shiva squadron report that flagship was destroyed by Black Lancers, Palamedes confirm that later. Palamedes survived all other battles including the last battle, battle of Shiva. It remains in service, although Julian Mintz manage negotiate autonomy of the Ba'alat system and surroundings and having small Alliance fleet to guard it (although kaiser agreed on only small guard fleet), Palamedes and all other surviving ships were still active but as rebels (who were in direct command of autonomous region).
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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Bang-goo

Bang-goo was designed as balanced variant of the Ajax class between offense and defense. It has large shuttle bay capable of carrying more shuttles and Spartanians. Bang-goo first battle was Third battle of Tiamat. In 796 UC as flagship of 10th fleet under command of vice admiral Ulanhu, it participates in ill fated invasion of Imperial territory. At the planet Lugen, 10th fleet try to hold its ground but due been low on supplies they were unable to hold the Black Lancers. Ulanhu order his fleet to retreat but he keep Bang-goo and some other ships as rear guard, holding Lancers as lost as possible. As part of last upgrade, Bang-goo had large missile launcher beneath the hull, this launcher was hit by enemy fire causing catastrophic explosion that rips the ship apart killing vice admiral and entire crew. This type of weapon was discontinued from use and all other ships had standard missile launchers which were well protected as part of hull. 30% of entire 10th fleet survived thanks to the Ulanhu actions.

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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Epimetheus

Epimetheus was launched in 784 and become flagship of the 11th fleet. During its active service it had several skirmishes with Imperial forces, but probably best known and its last one was the Third battle of Tiamat. Vice admiral Holland dominated the battle until arrival of Imperial reserve fleet under command of Reinhard von Musel (Lohengramm), Reinhard execute a timely single point artillery attack which results in destroying the Epimetheus and leaving the 11th without leader. 11th fleet suffer heavy losses before retreating. After that 11th fleet was rebuilt and battleship Leonidas II become its flagship, until been destroyed at battle of Doria by Yang Fleet
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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Triglav

Triglav is designed as squadron flagship (not the fleet flagship), and was experimental class of ship. It was constructed in 796 UC and was given to commodore Attemborough. Triglav was assigned to 13th fleet.

It first battle was ironically against Alliance rebel 11th fleet. Later it participate in several smaller battles against the Empire, it protected Iserlohn in eight and ninth battle of Iserlohn. It's last battle was battle at Vermilion. After Vermilion by the terms of treaty of Ba'alat it was to be scrapped. Unlike some other flagships, Triglav was among the first batch of ships that was scrapped Thus ending its short active service.

Triglav was also heavily armed with 80 neutron beam cannons, 24 side mounted neutron cannons, 16 missile launchers and 2 rail guns.

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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Airget-Lamh

Constructed in 790 UC, Airget-Lamh was assigned as flagship of 6th Border system squadron. Originally it was built as test ship and to be dismantled after all testings were done. These tests were for improving the firepower, one of designs that follow was Triglav.

It participate in battle of Doria against rebel 11th fleet. Later protected Iserlohn twice from Imperial forces and finally participating in battle of Vermilion. After the Vermilion it was scrapped due treaty of Ba'alat.
Airget-Lamgh was well armed with 72 forward neutron cannons, 42 neutron cannons, 15 missile launchers, 6 rail guns and 15 point defense cannons. During its service it was commanded by vice admiral Fischer.

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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Shiva

Shiva is constructed early in 780's using one of three original prototype hulls of Ajax class. Created to study benefits of operating fighters in larger groups, Shiva was constructed from leftover of prototype hulls, multiple external cranes were added on the hull and each could hold max of 3 fighters. Up to fifty fighters could be attach to the Shiva. It was expected that if successful she could be converted into large flagship type carrier that could hold up to 100 fighters, however Shiva ends as training carrier.

After heavy losses in ill fated invasion of Imperial space, she was converted to battleship and send to front lines as part of 13th fleet. Due all of the external equipment, Shiva was one of slowest of flagships in Yang's fleet.

She was to be scrapped after battle of Vermilion but was taken by vice admiral Fischer and was added to admiral Merkatz squadron. She later participates in retaking Iserlohn fortress where she literally ram on the surface of the Iserlohn and delivers troops that take the fortress again. Her last battle was battle of the Cooridor. She was lost in Black Lancer charge, killing most if not all of her crew including vice admiral Fischer.

She was very well armed, however due additional weapons and not enough energy supply she didn't have long range, however whatever came in front of her guns, didn't survive.

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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Masasoite

Masasoite belongs to generation of flagships that preceding the Ajax class. It belongs to the same class as Hyperion. While Hyperion type ships were first launch in late 760 UC, Masasoite was one of later or second batch Hyperion type ships ( i said type since we do not know the name of class that Hyperion belongs), that were under construction from 771 to 779 UC. Masasoite like Hyperion was intended for duties like squadron flagships or system patrol flagship. Masasoite spend twenty years patrolling outer Alliance territory. Masasoite career was unknown for much of its active service. However after Alliance surrendered at Vermilion it was suppose to be scrapped as been a battleship but hostilities started again and ship was one of over five thousand ships send to Yang to booster his forces. Vice admiral Attenborough took Masasoite as his flagship and use it during the battle of Corridor and battle of Shiva. After the truce, Masasoite become one of one thousand two hundred and fifty ships that forms the Ba'alat guard and secondary flagship of the fleet, with first been the Ulysses.

Masasoite is very well armed with fifty forward neutron cannons, thirty one port and thirty one starboard cannons, twelve multiple missile launchers, two short to mid range rail guns. It can hold very few Spartanian fighters. As of the 805, it was the only Hyperion type ship still in active service. Ship received many upgrades during its active service including new bridge, weapon systems and shields and was often considered as subclass as several other ships shared the same look.

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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Mauria

Although Maurya belongs to Ajax class, she was created as slightly scaled down variant, intended as squadron flagship. She was completed in 788 UC. Her first and last commander, rear admiral Nguyen Van Huu added some inputs during her construction. Maurya was also very well armed with 32 forward neutron cannons, 35 port cannons and 35 starboard cannons.

Ship was fitted with for high acceleration with the Ajax class engine module but with a new engine design with up to 20% greater propellant intake. Naturally this resulted also in increased propellant consumption so the ventral hull was fitted with a large rectangular propellant tank, containing pure water. Its volume was equivalent to 50 of the standard cylindrical pure water propellant tanks fitted to standard Alliance battleships. This tank could be switched out for another tank for quick replenishment.

Iserlohn fortress was capable of purifying 2,220,000 cubic metres of water per day for use as propellant, but even so, the propellant needs of this ship placed a burden on the system. Becuase of this Maurya didn't participate in Alliance invasion of Imperial space due heavy supplies needed for long range missions. She stays behind and guard Iserlohn. Maurya was also focused for short range combat and could field 35 Spartanian fighters.

Shortly after failed invasion, rear admirals Nguyen and Alarcon pursue withdrawing Imperial fleet, only to be destroyed by new Imperial reinforcements. Both Alarcon flagship Marduk and Maurya were destroyed killing both admirals and all of the crews.

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Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Rustam

Rustam belongs to Ajax class battleships, however it was built as squadron flagship variant instead fleet one. Nevertheless it was equal in size with its fleet flagship sisters but has slightly less weaponry. Its has 30 forward neutron cannons, 24 port and 24 starboard cannons, few missile launchers and total of 10 spartanian fighters. Despite having less armament it has strong armor and shields. Rustam was completed in 796 shortly after ill fated invasion of Imperial territory. Due heavy losses ship received new generation of shields and heavier armor then some of its sister ships but to compensate, it has less weapons. Rustam's first battle was battle of Rantemario where despite heavy Alliance losses Rustam performs pretty well, destroying eight enemy cruisers and four battleships. Rustam as well as first fleet didn't participate in battle of Vermilion.

Ship was to participate in battle of Mar-Adetta but it swamp its place with another flagship Palamedes. It was sent with over five thousand ships to Yang on Iserlohn. Rustam participate in battle of Corridor as part of main command line. Later it was added to Iron fleet (lead by Charlemagne). During the battle of Shiva, Rustam and part of the Iron fleet remain near Ulysses and Masasoite as their escorts while Charlemagne and Palamedes rush to help Hyperion and its fleet which was to be overrun ed by Black Lancers.

It survived the battle and become one of one thousand and two hundred and fifty ships that form new Ba'alat defense guard. Its commanding officer rear admiral Marinetti remain in command of Rustam after the 801.

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Free Planets Alliance - Cruiser Leda II

Leda II (unknown name of lead ship so call it Leda II type) was new generation of Alliance cruiser, originally intend to replace the standard cruiser (or Thanatos). It was also response on recent Imperial designs the Brunhild particularly

Leda II is armed with four forward neutron cannons. Although it carries less forward neutron cannons then predecessor - Thanatos, these cannons had higher performance particle acceleration, and were superior to older cannons in range, accuracy, higher rate of fire and destructive power. Leda also have 22 port and 22 starboard electron beam cannons and at least four missile launchers. It can hold spartanian fighters but very few. Leda II was used several times by admiral Yang Wenli mostly as transport. It was unfortunate that this ship was also where Yang Wenli died. After intercepted by two imperial destroyers which were taken by terrarists, one destroyer dock with Leda and firefighting start when the "so called" imperial solders storm the cruiser. Many of Yangs escorts died on the ship including commodore Fyodor Patrichev, Rainer Blumhardt (member of Rosen Ritter), Yang itself was shot and due hit in the artery he bleed to death. It was unknown what happen to the ship, it was abandoned after Ulysses arrived and save the rest of the surviving crew. over a half of the El Facil government members also died in attack.

Several dozen of this ships were in service with Ba'alat (or New Alliance) guard forces i 805.

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(non canon ship, but it will be part in my story), so this is last ship for the Alliance, i plan few more but i think il start doing Imperial ships now.
Free Planets Alliance - Battleship Charlemagne

Charlemagne was built in 791 UC as mid production Ajax class. It was built under rear admiral Harrow supervision. Rear admiral took command of the Charlemagne after it was launched. For the next three years Charlemagne was testing new weapons and shields, as a test bed ship. Ship received experimental long range neutron phased cannons in 795. Weapon was designed by rear admiral himself and after received funding for it he incorporated it into the ship. Alliance command fund only one pair (two cannons) with possibility of more if successful. Neutron phased canons were marvel of technology as been the most advanced weapon in Alliance and probably Empire as well. Due size it was mounted on the side of the forward section or weapon (bow) section, one canon per side in outside bulge. Neutron phased cannon had its own power supply which allows multiple shots before recharging. However its long range (which was out range anything in both Alliance or Empire) was stunning, it could fire on ships far from t he ranges of other ships but not losing the power and devastating power. On top of that its barrel has modular parts which could be configured allowing neutron phased cannon to fire in both beam mod or pulse-bolt mod. Beam mod which was devastating against shields and exposed hull, and pulse-bolt mod which was highly devastated against unshielded target. This weapon would become major pain in side for Imperial forces later during the Charlemagnes service.

Ship also had standard 40 long range neutron cannons on the bow, which unlike some other Ajax class ships had one large energy reactor that could power all forty guns in same time, although it was recommended to use forward guns in volleys of ten, using ten by ten cannons allow more rapid firing without losing range or strength, however if using all forty, it couldn't fire more then few full volleys before recharging. Due fact that neutron phased cannons were attached on the sides together with their power supply, in case of lines been overwhelmed and ship hit in front section it could make devastated effect. However entire frontal section was armored, probably most armored part of the ship, with exception of engine block.

Except for the neutron phased canons and forward canons, ship has 68 port and 68 starboard cannons, after the failed invasion of Imperial space, this was upgraded to 81 port and 81 starboard cannons making it most armed and heaviest ship in the fleet. There was also twenty four missile launchers, four rail guns, and space for twenty four Spartanian fighters.

Ship had lots of weapon upgrades early in is active life, but it was not weapons that were only upgraded. Under urge from rear admiral (later after invasion, vice admiral) Harrow, Charlemagne also received heavy improvements in her shields and armor. She receive new shields shortly prior battle of Astarte, new armor and again new improved shields after the ill faited invasion on Imperial space.

It could be said that Charlemagne was one of heaviest, most armed and most armored (protected) ships in Alliance fleet, and that would not be wrong. She was also the largest of her sisters, with 1310 meters in length. It has improved shielding and armored bow as well engines, allowing her to take far more damage then standard Ajax class flagship.

Charlemagne as told was built in 791 and spend as test bed ship for three years, it was part of Alliance reinforcements during the fourth battle of Tiamat. Shortly after it was assigned to forth fleet as secondary fleet flagship and flagship of second heavy attack squadron, also known as "Iron squadron". Iron squadron was group of several dozen battleships that had additional armor and shields, allowing them to survive more then ships with standard shields.

During the battle of Astarte, 4th fleet find itself in trapped and isolated from 2th and 6th fleets. Instead of withdrawing to other fleet location, vice admiral Pastolle commanding officer of the 4th fleet ignored his subordinates and tried order fire on incoming Imperial forces. However Imperial forces were commanded by young but brilliant High admiral Lohengramm. Lohengramm saw through the simple tactic that Pastolle using and smash through the 4th fleet, right in the middle. Leonidas the flagship of the 4th fleet was destroyed and vice admiral Pastolle was killed, without leadership 4th fleet fall in dissaray but been the second in command, rear admiral quickly take command of what was left of the fleet and order clock wise withdraw, maneuver which he created himself. All heavy ships moved back but doing it in clock rotation, as someone would say dancing in the stars. While tactic looked weird and crazy, it work perfectly, not only that it confused the enemy. Lohengramm was first amused by enemy movement but he realized tactical brilliance in it. At first he believed that it was Yang Wenli who orchestrated such defensive tactic, but he later found that it was second in command rear admiral Harrow who was behind it. And each time he try to engaged the remnants of the 4th fleet, 4th fleet would change rotation and again surviving. Not only that but long cannons from its flagship Charlemagne decimate Imperial ships without mercy. In the end 4th fleet manage to limp with what was left of it back. most of the Iron squadron survived as well over two or three hundred other ships. Charlemagne scored forty kills during the Astarte.

4th fleet almost decimated was originally to be rebuild but after failed invasion, that was cancelled, all 4th fleet ships were incorporated into 1th fleet. Rear admiral Harrow was promoted to vice admiral and he continue to improve Charlemagne and rest of the Iron squadron. By the time of Mar-Adetta battle, Iron squadron will have around two hundred and forty ships.

Charlemagne didn't participate in invasion of Imperial space, but its next battle was Rantemario battle. Where it manage to destroy almost thirty eight ships before been forced to withdraw. It didn't participate in battle of Vermilion. As a battleship it was to be scrapped but ship was taken by vice admiral Harrow and escape to one of secret supply bases. After departure of 5000 ships that were send to Yang, vice admiral Harrow receive same order and took his flagship, another flagship (Rustam) and around five hundred ships and depart for Iserlohn.

Charlemagne due its power was hold as ace card by Yang, much on displeasure from vice admiral Harrow who wanted to fight on front line. Charlemagne did participate in battle of Corridor as part of command line, protecting Ulysses, and scoring only few kills. Its last engagement was battle of Shiva. During the battle, commander Julian Mintzi left to board Imperial supreme flagship Brunhild and force truce. Vice admiral Attenborough was left in charge of the fleet. During the attack from Black Lancers, High admiral Merkatz fleet find under heavy attack and Hyperion was in danger of been destroyed. Vice admiral Harrow took Charlemagne and Palamedes and half of the Iron squadron, leaving battleship Rustam and remaining Iron squadron ships to protect battleships Masasaoite and Ulysses. However due heavy attack by fleet admiral Bittenfeld (or madman Bittenfeld as Alliance forces often call him) Hyperion receive heavy damage and Merkatz was killed. Commander Schneider, adjutant to admiral Merkatz was to order crew to abandon ship, when he and rest of surviving bridge crew watched in shock very close passing of flagship Charlemagne which pass Hyperion on only few dozen meters, massive flagship pass and position itself in front of the Hyperion firing all cannons and missiles it got on Black Lancers, second battleship Palamedes also moved next to the Charlemagne as well dozens of Iron squadron ships. Two ships of the iron squadron dock with Hyperion and tow her away from frontline while rest of the Iron squadron and surviving ships in Hyperion fleet join forces and attack Black Lancers.

Vice admiral Harrow was first to be informed on high admiral Merkatz death, which he then relay to Ulysses. Furious vice admiral Harrow order full attack on Lancers, leaving nobody alive, despite been overhelmed by enemy numbers and firepower heavy armor and shields of Iron squadron finally prove it worth. Every shot Iron squadron fired was direct hit on enemy and Black lancers suddenly start losing heavily. Vice admiral Harrow order direct fire on Koing Tiger, flagship of the Lancers, and its neutron phased cannons and standard long range cannons start working their way through the Lancers, two shots hit the Black Lancers flagship damaging it. But case fire order came from Brunhild for both sides before Charlemagne could destroy the Koing Tiger.

Fleet admiral Bittenfeld was furious as his precious flagship received damage as well fact that insignificant number of enemy ships manage to stall and stop his advance. As order to stop firing came, he obeyed as the Alliance (Iserlohn) forces did the same. He order to his officers to magnify the two flagships that stand its way. And on main screen he could see massive apearance of flagship Charlemagne and Palamedes. One of officer also warn fleet admiral that both Iserlohn flagship type ships are lock all of their main guns on the Koing Tiger. And that was true he could clearly see on screen that both battleships are turned in direction where Koing Tiger was located. "Checkmate" was what he said silently. As he realized irony. If the hostilities restart those two battleships would immediately open fire, no matter what he do, there was no chance Tiger or him would survive. But despite vice admiral's Harrow wish to destroy Koing Tiger and kill the mad boar Bittenfeld, he stop himself, respecting the Mintzi wish for peace. Charlemagne returns to the Iserlohn and later as Masasoite, Ulysses and small group of Iserlohn ships accompany Imperial fleet back to Heinessen, Charlemagne and rest of the Iserlohn forces abandon fortress as part of deal made between late Kaiser Lohengramm and Julian Mintzi. Charlemagne and the rest of the fleet were escorted to Heinessen by Wahlen and Muller fleets. Charlemagne was also carrying the body of Yang Wenli, as well his wife Frederica which escort her husband back to place where they were born for his final burial. Other flagships, including Rustam, Palamedes and Muffuese form a tight defensive wall together with every other surviving Iserlohn ship, while Hyperion was towed behind the main line.

Both admiral's Wahlen and Muller came to Charlemagne giving their respects to Yang Wenli once again and even staying for coffee with vice admiral Harrow. After formation of Ba'alat autonomous region, vice admiral Harrow took Charlemagne and many other ships (around 6000) and hide them in two of the outer systems secret bases. Although Fleet admiral Mittermeyer later ask Julian Mintzi what happen to the ships, he couldn't tell, since he didn't know where vice admiral hide the ships, of course he did know but he couldn't say. But he did say to Mittermeyer "Vice admiral Harrow was solder, he consider his ships as solders as well, knowing him he couldn't allow them to be scrapped after passing so much, but don't worry admiral, those ships wont be used against Empire, as long as we could coexist"

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Galactic Empire - Battleship Brunhild

So i start with Brunhild, the supreme flagship of Imperial navy. It is first attempt, of course there is some mistakes, for example her bow is to long, comparing to the pictures you could find, she is a bit long, like a dagger, to long if you ask me, she is 1000m (1km) in length, but her nose is long, like that of pinoccio, i apologize for that, il definitely fix her but for now, i hope at least she worth something.

Brunhild was experimental next gen battleship, unique as it was only built. She was given to Reinhard von Musel (Lohengramm) after his victory at fourth battle of Tiamat. Unlike other Imperial or Alliance ship she carry less weapons. Total of 16x 25cm neutron cannons were installed and had better firing arc then most other Imperial or Alliance ships, 8x 12cm rail guns, 8x 6cm electron beam cannons, several multi missile launchers and up to 35 Valkyrie fighters. Her defenses are also quite advanced, new generation of armor which could deflect lot of incoming fire before been destroyed, but to expensive for mass construction so only Brunhild itself, Barbarossa and it is believed that Percivel to received this kind of armor. Quite strong shields also capable to absorb lots of firepower. But probably her best part was her impressive speed. She is battleship but have speed of a cruiser, can turn around faster then anything else and outmaneuver any other ship (with exception of maybe Leda II).

She served in most battles against Alliance under direct command of Reinhard von Musel(Lohengramm), after Lohengramm become Kaiser, she become supreme flagship of Imperial navy. After kaiser Reinhard died in 801, she was retired and was docked in docking port 1 on Odin, near her in dock 2 was Barbarossa, flagship of Siegfried Kircheis. Two ships remain docked together as sign of friendship of their two commanders.

Brunhild become terror, nemesis to many Alliance officers who knew that when she is on battlefield her commanding officer is in charge, the golden brat as it was called in both Alliance and Empire

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Imperial Navy - Battleship Beowulf

Beowulf is personal flagship of fleet admiral Wolfgang Mittermeryer. It was given to him after receiving fleet admiral promotion. Beowulf like is very similar to its sister ship Tristan which is commanded by Mittermeryer close friend Oskar von Reuenthal.
It has 6 forward neutron cannons, 20 port and 20 starboard cannons, ten missile launchers and space for several fighters. Beowulf saw lots of combat against Alliance, Noble fleet (Lippstadt). And is currently serving as supreme flagship of the New Empire due Mittermeyer been the highest military commanding officer, second only to Kaiserin itself who act as regent and leads the Empire.

While not very well armed it has good protection and speed.

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Imperial navy - Battleship Tristan

In design, Tristan is very similar to Beowulf, flagship of Fleet admiral Mittermeyer. Completed in 796 UC, it become flagship of fleet admiral Reuenthal. Ship is 988 meters long, armed with 6 neutron cannons on front section, 16 port and 16 starboard cannons and several missile launchers. It may not be well armed but Tristan is well protected, with strong armor and powerful shields. Like Beowulf it has magnificent speed and maneuverability. Tristan use the same (or rather similar) advanced curve armor principles that were used on Brunhild.
This was combined with directional electromagnetic fields to dissipate or deflect beam fire, making the frontal defensive capabilities of the Tristan superior to that of Wilhelmina class battleship. Underneath the prow of the ship was an experimental defensive system. The system used gravitational and electromagnetic fields to deflect debris in the ship's path and was strong enough to affect trajectory of solid projectiles like missiles. This system was very energy intensive and used as much as 3 times as much energy as earlier systems.

After Reuenthal death, it remain moored at the Heinessen starport. After formation of Ba'alat autonomous region and withdraw of Imperial forces, ship was to be relocated to Odin, next to the Brunhild and Barbarossa, however it remains at Heinessen starport. Frederica Greenhill Yang, leader of Ba'alat region didn't object if the ship remains on Heinessen. Reuenthal was respected by the Alliance officers. But in the end in 802 ship was moved as planned to Odin, and it was docked at dock 3 on surface of Odin, next to Brunhild and Barbarossa.

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Imperial navy - Battleship Forseti

Forseti is flagship of the High admiral Ulrich Kesler. Ship saw lots of combat during Lippstadt rebellion. After Ulrich Kesler was appointed as Chief of military police, ship remain docked at starport on Odin, after Capital was moved to Phezzan, Kesler use his ship to transport equipment and staff to the new capital. It remain docked at Phezzan starport.

Ship is 938 meters long and is well armed. It have 12 forward neutron cannons, 20 port and 20 starboard cannons and eight multiple missile launchers. Front weapons have new generator design which allows better firepower and more range on its cannons.

Below the main cannons was a cluster of 4 large thrusters.

On either side of the lower hull were atmospheric intake ports, for when the ship was flying through planetary atmospheres. Air would be taken in and heated by the main engines before being expelled and steered by nozzles at the rear. The Forseti used a new design of heat exchanger, resulting in higher atmospheric acceleration.

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Is it me or does it seem like the Imperial ships are less heavily armed than Alliance ships? Also given that the tactics used in the show don't generally call for close in maneuvers, I don't see the advantage in most battles.

My guess is that the Empire wins most of the time due to numbers, and the rest by having superior leadership.


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They are less armed then their Alliance counterparts, however Imperial ships have better neutron cannons, better energy capacitors, in some way even a range. Where alliance flagship have 40 cannons, its counterpart in Imperial fleet have 8-10. Each Imperial neutron cannon worth ad 2-3 Alliance, they are stronger, however both sides are equal in power of their ships.

Imperial fleet is far larger because Empire have better and larger economy and can afford itself more ships and more manpower. On the other hand, Alliance have big economical problems and that is one of reason why ships are not equipped with anti-gravity devices that would allow them to land on planet.

Imperial Navy - Battleship Skirnir

Skirnir like its sister ships Salamander and Forseti was more considered fast battleship or battlecruiser then battleship due lighter armor and less weapons, however this was not really important due fact that all three ships are in same range and were often compared as equal. Skirnir have 8 foward neutron cannons, 15 port and 15 starboard cannons and eight missile launchers.

It was commanded by the High admiral Cornelius Lutz. Skirnir under Lutz participate heavily in Imperial civil war and against Alliance. After Lutz was killed by defending the Kaiser Lohengramm, he was posthumously promoted to rank of fleet admiral, but ship remain on Fezzan. After Lutz death, ship didn't received new commander and remain as memorial to its deceased commanding officer.

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Imperial Navy - Battleship Salamander

Salamander is constructed roughly in same time as other two sister ships Forseti and Skirnir did. It is in command of high admiral Wahlen.

Under Wahlen command it saw battle at Lesing during the Alliance invasion of Imperial space, where Wahlen manage to defeat Alliance 3th fleet. It was later dispatched to Earth to eliminate terrarist threat or subdue them. Admiral Wahlen was attacked on bridge of Salamander by terrarist who cut him on his arm, unfortunately for admiral, his left arm was amputated to stop poison reaching his heart. Salamander later land near terrarist HQ on Mt Everest. Salamander also participate in battle of Shiva as well against Reuental rebellion.

Salamander have 6 forward neutron cannons, 17 port and 17 starboard cannons as well 8 missile launchers. It have special claws on the bottom which use to land on terrain which would be unsuitable for landing.

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Imperial navy - Battleship Koings Tiger

Probably most known battleship, but not because of its power but because of its commanding officer. Completed in 796 and given to High admiral Joseph Fritz Bittenfeld. Bittenfeld was also known as "Wild Boar" by fellow Imperial officers and "Madman" by Alliance. Tiger's first combat was against Alliance when Alliance invade Imperial space. Tiger lead the special fleet called "Black Lancers" due all ships even supply ones been paint in black.

Tiger under Bittenfeld saw lots of combat, against Alliance and Lippstadt alliance. Due often mad actions by Bitttenfeld, Alliance lost several commanding officers to Black Lancers, most notable of those been vice admiral Fischer and Merkatz.

Tiger was heavily armed with 16 forward neutron cannons, 12 port and 12 starboard cannons, 10 multiple missile launchers and space for 10 fighters. Tiger also have additional armor and shields at the front which allows it to charge and survive more incoming fire.

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In 805 Empire lead massive invasion of Republic space, 100,000 ships plus support fleets. During the first Avignon battle, Empire lost almost twenty thousand ships, during the second battle of Avignon additional twenty plus thousand ships were destroyed or disabled and captured. Bittenfeld once again rush forward with Black Lancers although other commanders start pulling off. His irrational and aggression finally cost him live and lives of his subordinates. At the 10:23 June 7. 805 Republic battleship "Hector" leading heavy attack detachment, brake trough the Imperial line, hitting Black Lancers directly in face. Instead of retreating due superior firepower from Republic ships, Bittenfeld order all ships to blast Republic ships. But Tiger's own defensive line was broken and soon Tiger find itself face to face with Hector, larger and more armored and superior Republic ship fired several shots from its main Plasma cannons smashing last defensive ships in front of Tiger, Hector's commander order Tiger to surrender but instead Tiger directly fired on Hector. Commanding officer of Hector seeing no choice order fire on Tiger. Plasma turret one open fire with all three cannons, blasting through the Tiger like knife trough butter. Due heavy armor Tiger didn't explode immediately but most of its crew was already dead. Bittenfeld itself mortally wounded watch as Hector firing a single shot toward his crippled ship. "A mercy kill" it was all that he think before hit struck the crippled Tiger and destroy it, killing Bittenfeld and ending the Lancers. Surviving Black Lancer ships retreated.

Bittenfeld death, almost total annihilation of Black lancers was big shock to the Empire and main reason (other been such large number of ships lost) to retreat.

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Imperial navy - Battleship Kvasir

Kvasir is actually an Battle cruiser, however due some improvements and fact that it was commanded by High admiral, it was often called battleship. Kvasir is under command of High admiral Ernest Mecklinger, who was often called the poet admiral or fake poet by Bittenfeld.

Kvasir have 10 forward neutron cannons, 11 port and 11 starboard cannons, 4 rail guns and eight missile launchers. It has less weapons but it is known for its speed and strong shields. Shields which compensate lack of heavy armor. Under Mecklinger, Kvasir saw lots of combat against Lippstadt allliance and against FPA.

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Imperial Navy - Battleship Asgrimm

Asgrimm was given to High admiral Adalbert von Fahrenheit after defeat of Lippstadt League. During the battle on Rantemario against Alliance it was caught in strong energy current and was damaged for the reminder of the battle it provide only long range support.

During the battle of Corridor it help Black Lancers to escape destruction however in process of retreating ship was destroyed and high admiral was killed.

Asgrimm had 12 forward neutron cannons, 15 port and 15 starboard cannons, 10 missile launchers. Ship weapons were designed to focus frontal combat and had one of best cannons in Imperial fleet.

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Imperial navy - Battleship Jotunheim

Jotunheim is one of largest Imperial battleships ever constructed. It was commanded by admiral Karl Gustav Kempff. It saw its first combat during Alliance invasions of Imperial space. Ship participates in several battles like Battle of Amritsar, battle of Retenberg and Geiseberg fortresses (civil war). Admiral Kempf used Geiseberg fortress to attack Iserlohn, however his plan failed thanks to admiral Yang and he was killed when Iserlohn destroyed Geiseberg. Jotunheim was destroyed together with the Geiseberg fortress at is was docked with it in the moment when it was hit by Thor's hammer. Admiral Kempff was posthumously promoted to rank of High admiral.

As mentioned Jotunheim is one of largest battleships built and was well armed, with 12 forward 30cm neutron cannons, 10 port and 10 starboard cannons, 10 missile launchers and it could carry 40 Walkure fighters. It had powerful armor but this armor makes ship slower then many other Imperial flagships. Ship served as hybrid battleship carrier due large number of fighters that it could carry. Due been partiality carrier it had better armor and shields, however it has less speed and maneuvering capabilities then other ships. Second ship in the class Garga Falmul had some of the speed issues corrected.
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