FSE  Federal Stats
Europa
The
Federal Stats Europa Space Navy
(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
resupply 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 multirole 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 thrust6.

Requin class Strikeboat
FT622
[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 submunition
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 strikeboat operations.
[Design comment: Since it has fewer than 4 hull boxes, it
has to pay as for a 3row hull.]

Cygne class Scoutship
FT642
Mass 8
NPV 29 / CPV 22
Average Hull 2 (1/1/)
Thrust 8
FTL
1 Fire Control
1 Class1 Beam Battery



Daphne class Corvette
FT623
Mass 14
NPV 48 / CPV 36
Average Hull 4 (1/1/1/1)
Thrust 6
FTL
1 Fire Control
1 PDS
1 Class1 Beam Battery
2 x Submunition Packs (F)



Lemnos class Frigate
FT624
Mass 20
NPV 67 / CPV 51
Average Hull 6 (2/2/1/1)
Thrust 6
FTL
1 Fire Control
1 PDS
1 Class1 Beam Battery
1 Class2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)
1 Submunition Pack (F)



Esperance class Heavy Frigate
FT644
Mass 26
NPV 86 / CPV 67
Ave Hull 8 (2/2/2/2)
Thrust 6 FTL
1 Fire Control
1 PDS
1 Class1 Beam Battery
1 Class2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)
2 Submunition Packs (F)



Hydra class Destroyer
FT625
Mass 31
NPV 104 / CPV 83
Average Hull 9
(3/2/2/2)
Thrust 6
FTL
1 Fire Control
2 PDS
2 Class1 Beam
Batteries
1 Class2 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 longrange 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
FT635
Mass: 34
NPV 114 / CPV 92
Average Hull 10 (3/3/2/2)
Thrust 6
FTL
1 Fire Control
2 PDS
2 Class1 Beam Batteries
1 Class2 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)
1 SMR (FP/F/FS)



Galiano class Heavy Destroyer
FT645
Mass 40
NPV 133 / CPV 109
Average Hull 12 (3/3/3/3)
Thrust 6
FTL
1 Fire Control
2 PDS
1 Class1 Beam Battery
2 Class2 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
FT626
Mass 56
NPV 186 / CPV 161
Average Hull 17 (5/4/4/4)
Thrust 6
FTL
2 Fire Controls
2 PDS
1 Class1 Beam Battery
3 Class2 Beam Batteries (F/FP/AP,
F/FS/AS, All Arcs)
1 SMR (FP/F/FS)



Colbert class Escort Cruiser
FT627
Mass 68
NPV 227 / CPV 205
Average Hull 20 (5/5/5/5)
Thrust 6
2 Fire Controls
2 PDS
2 Class1 Beam Batteries
3 Class2 Beam Batteries (AP/FP/F, FP/F/FS, F/FS/AS)
1 SML F with 6 mass magazine



Colbert/E class Escort Cruiser
FT627
Mass 68
NPV 229 / CPV 207
Average Hull 20 (5/5/5/5)
Thrust 6
2 Fire Controls
1 ADFC
4 PDS
2 Class1 Beam Batteries
2 Class2 Beam Batteries (AP/FP/F, F/FS/AS)
1 SML F with a 4 mass magazine


Tourville
class Heavy Cruiser
FT628
Mass 84
NPV 279 / CPV 266
Average Hull 26 (7/7/6/6)
Thrust 6
FTL
2 Fire Controls
2 PDS
2 Class1 Beam Batteries
4
Class2 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
FT629
Mass 98
NPV 326 / CPV 324
Average Hull 30 (8/8/7/7)
Thrust 6
FTL
3 Fire Controls
3 PDS
1 Class1 Beam Battery
3
Class2 Beam Batteries (F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS,
All Arcs)
1
Class3 Beam Battery (FP/F/FS)
1
SML (FP/F/FS) with a mass 6 magazine



Da Silva
class Battleship
FT630
Mass 120
NPV 407 / CPV 431
Average Hull 40 (10/10/10/10)
Thrust 4
FTL
3 Fire Controls
4 PDS
2 Class1 Beam Batteries
6
Class2 Beam Batteries (1 x FP/F/FS, 1 x
All Arcs, 2 x F/FP/AP, 2 x F/FS/AS)
1
Class3 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
FT631
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 Class1 Beam Batteries
4 Class2 Beam Batteries
(F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS, 2 x All Arcs)
2 Class3 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
FT632
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 Class2 Beam Batteries (3 x All
Arcs, F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS
2 Class3 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
FT636
Mass 92
NPV 292 / CPV 206
Average Hull 27 (7/7/7/6)
Thrust 4
FTL
2 Fire Controls
2 PDS
2 Class1 Beam Batteries
3 Ortillery
1 Hanger Bay  10 Mass of small craft
8 Mass Troop Space



Centauro class Escort Carrier
FT637
Mass 90
NPV 302 / CPV 228 +
Fighters
Average Hull 24 (6/6/6/6)
Thrust 6
FTL
2 Fire Controls
3 PDS
2 Class1 Beam Batteries
2 Class2 Beam Batteries
(FP/F/FS, All Arcs)
2 Fighter Bays



Stromboli class Light Carrier
FT633
Mass 140
NPV 480 / CPV 376 +
Fighters
Average Hull 40 (10/10/10/10)
Thrust 4
FTL
2 Fire Controls
4 PDS
2 Class1 Beam Batteries
2 Class2 Beam Batteries
(FP/F/FS, All Arcs)
1 SML (FP/F/FS) with a mass 6
magazine
4 Fighter Bays



Affondatore class Strike Carrier
FT639
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 Class1 Beam Batteries
3 Class2 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 Class1 Beam Batteries
3 Class2 Beam Batteries
(F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS, All Arcs)
6 Fighter Bays


Comments: Sacrifices Missile
armament for more Fighters.

Richelieu class Heavy Carrier
FT634
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 Class2 Beam Batteries
(FP/F/FS, F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS)
2 Class3 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 Class2 Beam Batteries (FP/F/FS,
F/FP/AP, F/FS/AS)
2 Class3 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 timeontarget
attacks from the same platform
