The ship i want to see in the book (and one i'm certain won't be there as i think its only mentioned in one book...a ciaphas cain book) is the falchion class frigate. It's a proper imperial copy of the Ironclad
Well Talex, as you've been especially good this year, here's some rules for a Falchion class hull, based on the Falchion class escort from page 19 of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. I hope it's the one you mean, I've not read that Caiphas Cain novel!
Falchion class frigate
Dimensions: 1.5km long, 0.3 km abeam approx
Mass: 6 megatonnes approx
Crew: 25,500 crew, approx
Accel: 4.5 Gravitites max acceleration
One of the newest vessels in the Imperial armoury, the Falchion class bears the distinctive prow and prominent ventral spine of the Voss forgeworld. Still very rare, the perception of these vessels is affected by Imperial society’s obsession with the past. For the average Imperial citizen, that which is old is by definition good; novelty and innovation are frowned upon. Many sector battlefleets prefer the ancient Sword class simply because it is what they know. Those few who are brave enough to ignore Naval society’s hidebound traditions discover a sterling vessel, however, with characteristics very similar to the Sword class, but with quirks and strengths of its own. The Falchion is slightly more robust than the Sword class, but with fewer defensive turrets and an emphasis upon a more aggressive attacking profile than the “all rounder” Sword. Few indeed of these vessels have fallen into the hands of Rogue Traders, but those that have bear a cachet disproportionate to their firepower amongst the innovative mavericks and knaves of the trader fleets…
Speed: 8 Manoeuvrability: +20
Detection: +14 Hull integrity: 36
Armour: 19 Turret Rating: 1
Space: 40 SP:40
Weapon capacity: Prow 2
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mite just use this. Had to go and find the Falchion in the BFG source matterial, guess thats an Oops on my part, but at least i ws rite about a falchion being in... The Traitors Hand i think
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Yes BFG Stats please!!!
Depending on whats in that book I already have some campaigns planned around a sort of "Grand Ramilies" that I just put together for our BFG games:
I'll need to stat that out.
Be honest- it's a Cylon Base Star. Highly awesome.
@Talex- yup, that is the same Falchion class from Traitor's Hand. I always found it (and the other Voss escorts) interesting for the way they shoved a massive plate out as armour and then did away with a lot of the structural cross-bracing in favour of long axial compartments. I can see some serious problems with that design, as any serious hits from 'above' or 'below' are going to do far more damage than in a Sword, and result in far greater air loss, not to mention the fact that the ship is in greater danger of damaging itself via torquing or straining the hull when maneuvring radically. On the other hand, I can see how it may have certain benefits (easier loading/cross-loading from magazines aft to batteries for'ard and visa-versa, easier movement from bunks to stations and easier maintenance).
Overall, however, I'm going to have to say I prefer the Sword class over the Falchion (and the Cobra over both ).
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