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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-15, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by hailene View Post
Battlebarges are generally heavy cruiser sized. So I'd imagine somewhere in the realm of 4-5 kilometers long. At least modern, post Codex Astartes. God knows how large they were back in the Great Crusade.
A Battlebarge is much larger than cruisers,heawy cruisers and line ships.
Just read some lore books/web pages.
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Originally Posted by SHASUI View Post
A Battlebarge is much larger than cruisers,heawy cruisers and line ships.
Just read some lore books/web pages.

Are you talking about pre-heresy battle-barges? Because, sometimes, Astartes capital ships were simply called battle barges (regardless if they'd be better be designated as battleships) pre-heresy. You can read that on page 15 of forge world book Extermination.

The Ultramarine battle barges (post-heresy) were outclassed by "vast degrees" by the Night Lord Legion's primary capital ships.

One of the Night Lords dispargingly insults the Codex Astartes. From the book Voidstalker:

"‘The Codex Astartes in action,’ Ruven smirked. ‘Surrendering their largest and finest warships to the
newborn Imperial Navy. I pray that today the Thirteenth learn a lesson in whoring away their most
potent firepower to lesser men.’

Also the fact the Codex Astartes established a clear break between Space Marine space superiority and the Imperial Navy. Sorta silly to have that and allow Space Marines to maintain massive vessels as a rule of thumb. Some of the Chapters have gotten their hands on battleship-class vessels, but this is the exception and not the rule.

It's the same reason why Imperial Admirals have their panties in a bunch about the Nova class frigates the Astartes run around with.

But if you are talking about post-heresy battle barges, I'd love to see them described as larger other line ships.
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