Possible new ship additions

This post is just to highlight a few ships that got left behind and would make great additions to the game with little work required to implement them besides moving modules around and small model changes. (Note: Points are not representative of how these ships would be priced in game)

Imperial navy

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The Invincible battleship is a very unique ship. It would allow a new playstyle for Imperial navy. The imperial navy suffers heavily from a lack of mobility, as they struggle to keep their guns on targets for long periods of time. This forces Imperial navy into ramstick tactics. Adding a ship like the Invincible to the game would allow Imperial navy to continuously pressure targets with their guns rather then ramming, and would be balanced due to the inherent vulnerabilities of the ship’s defenses, making it require a good commander at the helm. Would be a fun and balanced addition alongside the Mercury.

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The Mercury battlecruiser would fill a similar role to the invincible. It would help grant IN admirals some mobility if they are willing to invest in the Mercury and skilled enough to manage it’s shortcomings. The Mercury could be balanced by the addition of the fragile trait like the Invincible. This would severely limit it’s defensive and brawling capabilities. Would be a fun and Balanced addition alongside the Invincible.

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The Imperial navy currently has very lacklustre carrier options. Chaos can get a 6 hangar battleship (when despoiler gets fixed) alongside the Styx carriers and Relatiator grand cruisers while Imperial navy only get Mars and Emperors, which both have split weapons making them not ideal choices for dedicated carriers besides the Exorcist. This means that the Imperial navy don’t Really have dedicated carrier ships that can fight Chaos carriers on Equal terms. Adding the Nemesis to the game would give IN the opportunity to field lots of strikecraft efficiently and make carrier IN a more viable strategy and offer more protection against ordnance spam.

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The Imperial navy currently has very lacklustre carrier options. Chaos can get a 6 hangar battleship (when despoiler gets fixed) alongside the Styx carriers and Retaliator grand cruisers while Imperial navy only get Mars and Emperors, which both have split weapons making them not ideal choices for dedicated carriers besides the Exorcist. This means that the Imperial navy don’t Really have dedicated carrier ships that can fight Chaos carriers on Equal terms. Adding the Jovian alongside the Nemesis to the game would give IN the opportunity to field lots of strikecraft efficiently and make carrier IN a more viable strategy and offer more protection against ordnance spam.

Chaos

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The Hecate battlecruiser is a ship that I think would be a good fit for the game. Not only would the Hecate be fun, but it would allow for Dedicated jack-of-all-trades chaos fleets in combination with Devastations and Desecrators (also suggested ship). It can operate well on its own and doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses like the Acheron’s poor ordnance defence and poor gunnery of the Styx, letting it fill in gaps in chaos fleets nicely. It also however wouldn’t excel anywhere, requiring good player to get the most out of it.

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If there’s one thing where chaos is lacking in comparison to the Imperial navy, it’s Battleships. Imperial navy has 4 battleships to the 2 of chaos and will have 6 if the other recommended ships are added. Regardless of if the Nemesis and Invincible are added it is a good idea to expand the Chaos battleship roster, and the perfect ship to be added is the Desecrator. Like the Hecate, it’s a jack of all trades. As with all jack of all trade ships, it has no main weaknesses or vulnerabilities but wouldn’t excel anywhere. This would again make it require a good player to properly wield the vessel. Like the Hecate it could nicely fit into many chaos fleets and wouldn’t likely be overpowered due to it’s jack of all trades nature.

last edited by Solaire

Excellent Write up, now all we need is the Frall Battlecruisers XD

The problem is that currently ships with mixed loadouts are just bad. These ships OP highlights would obviously be better than much of the current IN ship roster and would make IN better overall. However I think the objective should be to make balanced fleets more competitive.

@hallbregg Oh yeah we should by no means stop trying to balance the other ships too. Either way tho i think if the rest of IN does or doesn't get properly balance these ships would still be a great addition.