Replying to The Essential Guide to Warfare
Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:54 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:57 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:44 AM
Quick note: In Pt. 7 I missed another Ansel Hsiao design that’s been canonized by Lucasfilm.
Addendum on previous post on the subject.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:11 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:47 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:29 AM
I analyzed the DE ships for OSH a while back and drew my own conclusions. I had the "Bellator" at 5.5 km
Fractalsponge did mentioned this:
Could well be one of those Star Battlecruiser mentioned in the end notes, built on the same wedged hull as the others but largely looked over in the time of the Empire. But in the time of the Dark Empire they were more plentiful...? Could also be what little of the class answered the "call to the Deep Core"
But given all the new elements introduced in this book, I believe any variant of the ISD hull can be imagined, heavier and lighter both.
1.6-km Rendili destroyer
Could be another odd variant, maybe a Vic III, or perhaps Rendili got to fill the void in the Star Destroyer (Anaxes War College System) leftover after Kuat Drive Yards was comissioned with the battlecruisers and dreadnoughts...?
check out the three ships in the top left
Without more canon on these, I believe anything goes.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:51 PM
I analyzed the DE ships for OSH a while back and drew my own conclusions. I had the "Bellator" at 5.5 km and I desperately wanted it to be a bigger cousin to the Republic-class, given that RSD doesn't pick sides and hasn't built anything for the Empire since the Clone Wars. I hoped the "Secutor" was the aforementioned Rothana destroyer at 1.9 km (and an Acclamator tower... and probably a quick hyperdrive). I measured the "Procursator" at 1.2 km and did assign that to Kuat, likely as a KDY version of the Victory (a straight destroyer). "Assertor" was estimated very roughly at 8 km with no conclusions drawn, since it's so tiny in the comic. I don't believe the other classes originate from DE.
A few others - if they canonized these, I missed them. 3.2-km Kuat battlecruiser. 1.6-km Rendili destroyer. Oh, and check out the three ships in the top left (measured 700 m, Sienar towers, no GWPs).
Anyone want to speculate on what system the Validusia is in? I think Wistril would be perfect for it.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:55 AM
The issue I have is, with something like say an Allegiance-class Star Battlecuiser (beforehand it was only ever called the Imperial-class Super Star Destroyer due to its similar appearance to the Imperial-class Star Destroyer), or an Eclipse or Sovereign-class Star Dreadnought, the writers colloquially refer to such ships as Super Star Destroyers, which would be fine if they called them by a proper name at least once. Since virtually all these starships are Kuati designs, and the Kuati system is already in use for the well depicted classes, like the Executor-class, I don't see why they aren't Star Battlecruisers and Star Dreadnoughts. I am so insistent on this because I like things organized in a logical manner, but the authors have a tendency to cut corners and just say its a SSD, leaving Wookieepedia to call it as such because that is how canon works.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:19 AM
This is an honest question, no strings attached.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:04 AM
I won't be satisfied until an official work uses the official Kuati designations for all Kuati starship classes, specifically the Allegiance-class Star Battlecruiser, the Praetor II-class Star Battlecruiser, and the Bellator-class Star Battlecruiser, the Mandator-class Star Dreadnought line, the Eclipse-class Star Dreadnought, the Sovereign-class Star Dreadnought, and the Vengeance-class Star Dreadnought. Fortunately, the Assertor-class Star Dreadnought is already officially a Star Dreadnought.