Drakki wrote:Both Dictator and Mars had 4 hangars. Emperor class had 8.
Drakki, I think it's quite clear that wowu5 was referring to the "Launch Bays" bitz components when you build the ship model, rather than counting the actual hangar doors or squadrons launched. The Dictator and the Mars have 2 "Launch Bays" pieces, while the Emperor has 4.
Just helping out to clarify here
On the other hand, it's incorrect that the TT did not have a 4-Launch Bay cruiser. Unless it's a statement that strictly ignores battle cruisers, the Jovian-class battle cruiser had 4 Launch Bays.
Then again, it's an actual unique
ship. In the background info, there is only one Jovian ship in existence; it's a Mars-class ship from Battlefleet Bakka that had its forward section heavily damaged in battle, and to speed up the time taken to get it back into the field, it just had more launch bays put into the fore section.
Considering the Mars has a mixture of Launch Bays, Weapons Batteries and Lances, I would not
say it has specialized armament. It is a swiss-army knife. However, it is a good
ship in TT.
The issue is that, in the computer game, overly-specialized ships (one type of armament) are better, because with a mixed lance/macro ship, you cannot aim different weapon types at different targets, or have different guns fire at different times to ensure one deals with shields while the other deals with hull, etc.