unholyknight wrote:You doing a great job, creating ship profiles... but, also, you missed one class - grand-cruisers, which, in BFG, is analogue of battlecruisers. Also, about ship classes, I with my friend made some funny reference.
Battleship in WH = Battleship in real life (IRL)
Grand Cruisers in WH = Battlecruisers IRL (more like "german WW1 like battlecruisers, with battleship-grade armor and cruiser-grade speed) - ships with tougher armour then the cruisers, able to withstand fire from battleships and deal damage to the battleships in conventional combat. 3 shields, 10HP, 3 anti-smallcraft turrets, 20sm speed and pretty good arnament, making it "poor man battleship"
Battlecruisers in WH = Panzershiffe IRL, or "heavy cruiser with heavier then usual weaponry with same armour and mobility as regular heavy cruiser". As we know, Panzershiffe, like Deutschland/Lutzov had 283mm cannons, when their counterpart heavy cruisers, because of limitations of Washington Treaty, could only have 203mm cannons, which made them pretty outgunned against german "heavy armed heavy cruiser". And, just like that, in WH battlecruiser have same armour, speed, anti-craft turrets and shields as cruisers, but have much more (or not so much) stronger weaponry.
Cruiser in WH = Heavy cruiser IRL, because IRL there is not such thing as "usual cruiser", there only light or heavy cruiser. Cruisers of BFG is pretty heavy, based on armour and firepower, and we also have separate light cruiser class, so this effectively put BFG cruiser into heavy category.
Light cruiser in WH = light cruiser IRl. Nuff said.
Frigates and other also pretty much the same.
What do you thing about our classification?
I'm getting to Grand cruisers last, they're a good link into Chaos warships.
And the classifications are quite accurate in many cases. A few out layers (Mercury and Chalice, both more like British BCs, the fact that few would be 'aviation cruisers' and 'aviation battleships' are present), but otherwise they do fit generally.
Frigates irl where close escorts for convoys to defend against subs, air attack and destroyers while destroyers where scouts and an absolute menace to anything on (or under) the ocean.
So that's another things that's iffy in 40K, but mostly fits.