CALiGeR190 wrote:Imperator5 wrote:Sure. I should be able to post it here? And you can copy it. Just feels incomplete to leave one battleship out. People usually just include them all, or only the 2 basic ones.
Victory class battleship
The Victory-class Battleship is suspected to be a modified Retribution-class Battleship.
In its internal layout, the Victory-class greatly resembles the Retribution-class. It is possible that this design is the product of grafting Lance weapons systems onto a Retribution template in an attempt to replicate the successful Apocalypse-class Battleship.
However, a key difference between the two classes of Battleship is the substantial number of Lance systems present on the Victory-class in place of the Retribution's large number of Macrocannons.
The Tech-priests of Mars refuse all requests for access to their records by historians of the Imperial Navy, so the origin of this class remains unclear, though one vessel, the Conqueror, is known to have particularly distinguished itself during the Great Crusade in the late 30th Millennium to bring the Emperor's light to the galaxy after the end of the Age of Strife. When Hive Fleet Behemoth, the first major Tyranid Hive Fleet encountered by the Imperium of Man in 745.M41, four Victory-class Battleships met the threat of the Behemoth -- the Victory, Argus, Conqueror, and Hammer of Scaro. The Hammer of Scaro sustained damage to its Nova cannon while ramming the ork Space Hulk Gungedrinka and had it replaced by torpedo launchers.
To the casual observer, armed with broadside Lances, dorsal Macrocannons and a prow Nova cannon, the Victory class seems almost indistinguishible from the Apocalypse class. However, a key difference lay in the range of the Lances. The Victory's lances were only two-thirds as powerful as the Apocalypse's, however they posses twice the range.
This allows the Victory class to excel at long range bombardment, a role that the Imperial Navy has few ships that can fulfill very well. While unable to match the damage output of the Apocalypse up close, it can engage a foe with the lances without letting them get into the minimal range of the Nova cannon, and thus is able to always utilise its full armament.
It is possible that the ship's class was named after the Tribune, an Imperial Fists warship, but that ship's schematics resemble an extremely heavily modified Retribution class more.
Sources- Battlfleet Gothic Magazine issue 2, Battlefleet Bakka unofficial supplement.
I'll make modifications to the picture and slot it in as a bonus profile when I find a space for it.
Thank you. I think you should just edit it in as a second part to the Apocalypse entry, since they are kind of related. That way it would not distrubt the flow of the posts either!