Why dreadnought the name?

jedion357's picture
May 1, 2020 - 12:38pm
Refer to: Part 03: Why a Dreadnought?.

correct me if Im wrong but 
Dreadnoughts were a class of ships during WW1 where were simply festooned with lots and lots of guns of all sizes until air power became a thing and that line of naval developement was abandoned. later we got battle ships with just the biggest guns possible but even those have been pushed to the wayside due to new weapons systems and super carriers

What you were describing sounds like a super carrier

Although "super carrier" doesnt have the "cache" like say Battlestar or Dread Carrier or Battle Carrier

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Shadow Shack
May 9, 2020 - 8:41pm
Carriers are one of the two extremes, the other being cruisers that make battleships look like supply wagons. ;)

Seriously, throw a couple carriers each housing 24 fighters and marvel at the devastation those small craft dole out on the enemy capital ships. Then have a super cruiser mop up the leftovers. Day of the Juggernaut was a mighty lesson learned and that was but one ship. Imagine the damage if those fighters had assault rockets...
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