CALiGeR190 wrote:The thing in the fluff is much more dangerous.
It could open up Imperial battleships (some of the more powerful fluff BBs) like tin cans.
Massive firepower, high speed but was very fragile.
But we already have void stalker which kind of fills that neiche, but it's an alternate view on Desolator.
The TT Desolator has the exact number of hit points, shield and turrets as the Despoiler
Type BB, Hits 12, Movement 25cm, turrets 4, armour 5+ all round, shields 4 so it is exactly as fragile as a Despoiler, actually not since it is faster and can get out of trouble better.
If you think about fragile I think you mean the IN Invincible BB class with BB firepower but cruiser speed, hit points and shields, those are fragile.
The Desolator has slightly above heavy cruiser firepower with tremendous range, remember the TT Acheron has no 60cm(12k) dorsal lances but 45cm (9k ones). The TT Despoiler also has the double number of ordnance namely 8 total not 4 like in the game that is why the Despoiler is very expensive and also why the Desolator is cheap since its firepower is not too high. However chaos cruiser speed and long range lances plus some long range macros make it a very dangerous opponent.
But yes this is not the TT
In terms for this game I listed it above how a lore friendly Desolator could look like. Or you streamline it more with firepower and add all the combi macro weapon batteries, that were removed because they were bugged, as dorsal heavy macro turrets and keep the standard speed of 150. In any case at least 1 dorsal heavy macro turret should be added or 2 smaller ones.