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FSE - Federal Stats Europa

The Federal Stats Europa Space Navy

(L'Astromarine des FSE)

(From the GZG 2004 paper catalog)
L'Astromarine was formed at the same time as the FSE, in 2101, from remnants of what was previously the European Space Force. The fleet has grown along with the FSE's expanding colonization program, and is now roughly equivalent to the NSL Navy in terms of number of ships and personnel. Due to their design doctrine with its heavy reliance on expendable ordnance, the FSE fleet maintains a particularly large contingent of fleet tenders and replenishment vessels as well as an extensive network of naval bases and re-supply outposts throughout their colonial regions. 

The organization of L'Astromarine is divided into Home and Colonial Fleets, with the former serving in the Core and Inner worlds and the latter in the Outworld settlements. The training force is administered as part of the Home Fleet, while the logistical support force is split between the two main Fleets. There is a Reserve Fleet, units of which are commonly assigned to individual colony settlements in a system defense role. The FSE Colonial Legion acts as a Marine force for ground operations when required. 

FSE personnel are approximately 60% volunteers and 40% conscripts, with many colonial settlements having a conscription program of national service to supply the fleet with manpower in exchange for their protection. Service on FSE vessels is comfortable (in relative terms - these are still warships, not cruise liners!), and broadly similar to the conditions aboard NAC ships; many of the classes are quite large, which permits spacious accommodations and facilities for both officers and ratings. Fleet morale is generally good, though the presence of a proportion of conscripted colonial ratings from different Gallic and Latin backgrounds can sometimes be a handful for the Petty Officers to keep in order. Partly for this reason and partly to ease any potential language problems, individual ships are often manned exclusively by crew from one particular nation within the FSE.

Ship Design Doctrine: 

FSE ships make extensive use of salvo missiles as a primary weapon (with good magazine capacities where mass is available), with beam weapons seen as secondary systems. FSE ships are relatively fragile, with a lower priority on defenses than, for example, the NSL, but this is partly offset by the fact that their large capital ships are VERY big and can absorb punishment that would cripple many other vessels. As with the ESU, fighter carriers are seen as multi-role ships and carry other offensive systems besides their fighter complement. Mobility is a priority, with most ships having good thrust levels, including some capital classes with immensely powerful drives generating thrust-6.

 

Requin class Strikeboat

FT-622

[Model and stats by Sean Bayan Schoonmaker]

Mass 10

NPV 36 / CPV 27

Fragile Hull 1 (1//)

Armour 1

Thrust 8

NO FTL

1 Fire Control

3 x Submunition Packs (F)

Notes: 

In 2171, during a lull in the Third Solar War, FSE shipyards were hard pressed to keep up with both replacement needs for the war and the new need for materials for the New French Republic rebellion. L'Astromarine's needs for large replacement hulls dominated the capacity of the FSE's main shipyards. The admiralty put forth the idea of a small inexpensive craft that could be produced locally at frontier yards to bolster system defense forces, and thus the Requin was born. Since they would never be separated from their supply base, resupply of their sub-munition packs would not be an issue. As the war heated up again in 2177, demands for mobile strike platforms rose a level where the admiralty once again began to look for inexpensive solutions. The Requin, now a proven design, was in plentiful supply at several outworld colonies and a quick solution for strike-boat operations.

[Design comment: Since it has fewer than 4 hull boxes, it has to pay as for a 3-row hull.]

 

Cygne class Scoutship

FT-642

Mass 8

NPV 29 / CPV 22
Average Hull 2 (1/1/)
Thrust 8
FTL

1 Fire Control

1 Class-1 Beam Battery

 

Daphne class Corvette

FT-623

Mass 14

NPV 48 / CPV 36
Average Hull 4 (1/1/1/1)
Thrust 6
FTL

1 Fire Control

1 PDS

1 Class-1 Beam Battery

2 x Submunition Packs (F)

 

Lemnos class Frigate

FT-624

Mass 20
NPV 67 / CPV 51
Average Hull 6 (2/2/1/1)
Thrust 6

FTL
1 Fire Control
1 PDS
1 Class-1 Beam Battery
1 Class-2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)
1 Submunition Pack (F)

 

Esperance class Heavy Frigate

FT-644

Mass 26
NPV 86 / CPV 67
Ave Hull 8 (2/2/2/2)
Thrust 6

FTL
1 Fire Control
1 PDS
1 Class-1 Beam Battery
1 Class-2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)
2 Submunition Packs (F)

 

Hydra class Destroyer

FT-625

Mass 31

NPV 104 / CPV 83

Average Hull 9 (3/2/2/2)

Thrust 6

FTL

1 Fire Control

2 PDS

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

1 Class-2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)

3 Submunition Packs (F)

 

Notes: Although most people in the Core think of the big, flashy San Miguel class as the "FSE destroyer", the Hydra and its variants are actually more representative for the heavier escort and strike boat classes used by the FSE during the Third Solar War. Although the San Miguels have taken over most long-range patrol duties nowadays, Hydras are still extensively used as fleet escorts.

A common variant of the Hydra, often deployed in system defense squadrons in the FSE Outworld colonies, replaces 2 SMPs with a second Class 2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS) to reduce its reliance on expendable ammunition. Although the official designation for this ship is "Hydra/C" they are often referred to as the "Epée class" after the first ship refitted in this way.

 

Thetis class Destroyer

FT-635

Mass: 34 

NPV 114 / CPV 92
Average Hull 10 (3/3/2/2)
Thrust  6
FTL

1 Fire Control

2 PDS

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

1 Class-2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)
1 SMR (FP/F/FS)

Galiano class Heavy Destroyer

FT-645

Mass 40

NPV 133 / CPV 109
Average Hull 12 (3/3/3/3)
Thrust 6
FTL

1 Fire Control

2 PDS

1 Class-1 Beam Battery

2 Class-2 Beam Battery (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS) 

1 SMR (FP/F/FS)

Comments: War replacements for lost Triestes and San Miguels.

 

Ardennes class Light Cruiser

FT-626

Mass 56

NPV 186 / CPV 161
Average Hull 17 (5/4/4/4)
Thrust 6
FTL

2 Fire Controls

2 PDS

1 Class-1 Beam Battery

3 Class-2 Beam Batteries (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS, All Arcs)

1 SMR (FP/F/FS) 

 

Colbert class Escort Cruiser

FT-627

Mass 68
NPV 227 / CPV 205
Average Hull 20 (5/5/5/5)
Thrust 6
2 Fire Controls
2 PDS
2 Class-1 Beam Batteries
3 Class-2 Beam Batteries (AP/FP/F, FP/F/FS, F/FS/AS)
1 SML F with 6 mass magazine

 

Colbert/E class Escort Cruiser

FT-627
Mass 68
NPV 229 / CPV 207
Average Hull 20 (5/5/5/5)
Thrust 6
2 Fire Controls
1 ADFC
4 PDS
2 Class-1 Beam Batteries
2 Class-2 Beam Batteries (AP/FP/F, F/FS/AS)
1 SML F with a 4 mass magazine

 

Tourville class Heavy Cruiser

FT-628

Mass 84

NPV 279 / CPV 266
Average Hull 26 (7/7/6/6)
Thrust 6
FTL

2 Fire Controls

2 PDS

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

4 Class-2 Beam Batteries (2 x FP/F/FS, 2 x all arcs)

1 SML (FP/F/FS) with a mass 6 magazine

Comments: Lighter and faster to produce and supply than the Jerez, with greater beam backup after missiles are depleted. Produced in increasing numbers in the second half of the Xeno war to replace line losses.

 

Duquesne class Battlecruiser

FT-629

Mass 98

NPV 326 / CPV 324
Average Hull 30 (8/8/7/7)
Thrust 6
FTL

3 Fire Controls

3 PDS

1 Class-1 Beam Battery

3 Class-2 Beam Batteries (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS, All Arcs)

1 Class-3 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)

1 SML (FP/F/FS) with a mass 6 magazine

 

Da Silva class Battleship

FT-630

Mass 120

NPV 407 / CPV 431
Average Hull 40 (10/10/10/10)
Thrust 4
FTL

3 Fire Controls

4 PDS

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

6 Class-2 Beam Batteries (1 x FP/F/FS, 1 x All Arcs, 2 x F/FP/AP, 2 x F/FS/AS)

1 Class-3 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)

2 x SML (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS) with a mass 10 magazine

Comments: First capital design to forego screens in favor of a stronger hull in light of the Xeno War.

 

Littorio class Battledreadnought

FT-631

Mass 170

NPV 580 / CPV 651  + Fighters
Average Hull 54 (14/14/13/13)
Thrust 4
FTL

3 Fire Controls

6 PDS

1 ADFC

Level 1 Screens

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

4 Class-2 Beam Batteries (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS, 2 x All Arcs)

2 Class-3 Beam Batteries (2 x FP/F/FS)

2 x SML (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS) with a mass 8 magazine

1 Fighter Bay

Comments: Able to give and take more  punishment than the Bonaparte. Designed during the Xeno War.

 

Charlemagne class Superdreadnought

FT-632

Mass 260

NPV 889 / CPV 1179   + Fighters
Average Hull 80 (20/20/20/20)
Thrust 4
FTL

5 Fire Controls

6 PDS

1 ADFC

Level 1 Screens

5 Class-2 Beam Batteries (3 x All Arcs, F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS

2 Class-3 Beam Batteries (2 x FP/F/FS)

3 SML (F/FP/AP, FP/F/FS, F/FS/AS) with a 24 mass magazine

2 Fighter Bays

 

Velasco class Orbital Assault Ship

FT-636

Mass 92

NPV 292 / CPV 206
Average Hull 27 (7/7/7/6)
Thrust 4
FTL

2 Fire Controls

2 PDS

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

3 Ortillery

1 Hanger Bay - 10 Mass of small craft

8 Mass Troop Space

 

Centauro class Escort Carrier

FT-637

Mass 90

NPV 302 / CPV 228   + Fighters
Average Hull 24 (6/6/6/6)
Thrust 6
FTL

2 Fire Controls

3 PDS

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

2 Class-2 Beam Batteries (FP/F/FS, All Arcs)

2 Fighter Bays 

 

Stromboli class Light Carrier

FT-633

Mass 140

NPV 480 / CPV 376   + Fighters 
Average Hull 40 (10/10/10/10)
Thrust 4
FTL

2 Fire Controls

4 PDS

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

2 Class-2 Beam Batteries (FP/F/FS, All Arcs)

1 SML (FP/F/FS) with a mass 6 magazine

4 Fighter Bays 

 

Affondatore class Strike Carrier

FT-639

Mass 180

NPV 620 / CPV 575   + Fighters
Average Hull 48 (12/12/12/12)
Thrust 4
FTL

2 Fire Controls

4 PDS

Level 1 Screens

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

3 Class-2 Beam Batteries (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS, All Arcs)

2 SML (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS) with a mass 12 magazine

4 Fighter Bays

 

Affondatore/A class Strike Carrier

Mass 180

NPV 620 / CPV 491   + Fighters
Average Hull 48 (12/12/12/12)
Thrust 4
FTL

2 Fire Controls

4 PDS

Level 1 Screens

2 Class-1 Beam Batteries

3 Class-2 Beam Batteries (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS, All Arcs)

6 Fighter Bays

Comments: Sacrifices Missile armament for more Fighters.

 

Richelieu class Heavy Carrier

FT-634

Mass 290

NPV 998 / CPV 1039   + Fighters
Average Hull 78 (20/20/19/19)
Thrust 4
FTL

3 Fire Control

6 PDS

Level 1 Screens

3 Class-2 Beam Batteries (FP/F/FS, F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS)

2 Class-3 Beam Batteries (2 x FP/F/FS)

1 SML (FP/F/FS) with a mass 8 magazine

8 Fighter Bays 

Comments: More fighters, but a bit more fragile than the Jeanne D'Arc.

 

Richelieu/S class Heavy Carrier 
Mass 290

NPV 998 / CPV 1157   + Fighters
Average Hull 78 (20/20/19/19)
Thrust 4
FTL

3 Fire Control

6 PDS

Level 1 Screens

3 Class-2 Beam Batteries (FP/F/FS, F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS)

2 Class-3 Beam Batteries (2 x FP/F/FS)

3 SML (3xFP/F/FS) with a mass 20 magazine

6 Fighter Bays 

Comments: Substitutes two fighter groups for 2 more SMLs and increases the magazine to 20 mass for combined missile+fighter wave time-on-target attacks from the same platform
 
 
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