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09-14-15 07:40 PM
hailene
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Originally Posted by SHASUI View Post
Khm,what?
A Battlebarge is much larger than cruisers,heawy cruisers and line ships.
Just read some lore books/web pages.
Uhh...what?

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.
09-14-15 07:50 AM
Moriouce Take two Burj Khalifa and put them along each other, mount St. Peters Basilica on it. Add as many Saturn Vs at the rear end/bottom of the burj, and in the front and sides pack as many Topol-M launchtubes you could fit.

See! There we have an Escort class ship
09-14-15 06:01 AM
SHASUI
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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.
Khm,what?
A Battlebarge is much larger than cruisers,heawy cruisers and line ships.
Just read some lore books/web pages.
09-13-15 12:14 PM
Brother Emund Figure this; the biggest warship around today is the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz at 400m (.4KM)!!
09-13-15 04:28 AM
hailene 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.
09-12-15 08:07 AM
SHASUI "Below them, the vast hull of the flagship gleams in the sunlight as it extends away. Macragge’s Honour. Twenty-six kilometres of polished ceramite and steel armour." - Know No Fear, Pg. 42 “Imperial starships hung in the blackness between it and him: some vast, grey and vaulted like cathedrals twenty kilometres long, some bloated like oceanic titans; others long, lean and angular like his own frigate.” - Ghostmaker, Pg. 78 "The battleship Spirit of Konor, seventeen kilometres long..." - Know No Fear, Pg. 144 "The grand cruiser Antrodamicus, twelve kilometres from bow to stern..." - Know No Fear, Pg. 131
02-17-11 07:07 AM
darkreever
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Originally Posted by Giant Fossil Penguin View Post
I don't think even these ships being so long would get across their sheer huge-ality. Can you imagine how wide each ship would be, how deep? How many decks would there be, how many compartments? It would be like uprooting a major city down hundreds of feet below the surface, strapping volcano-esque engines to the back and mounting tunnel sized guns? Then illuminate it all and you might see something like a mobile constellation; one that can kill worlds.
Yeah well, that is how they have been described. Giant cities/cathedrals with engines on the back hurtling through space.


Last I remember, escort class vessels ranged in size from .5 kilometers to 2 kilometers. Cruisers ranged from 3 to 5 kilometers, and battleships are 7 kilometers or greater.


Space marine ships are slightly smaller in size, requiring less crew and space in order to be able to move faster and strike harder. I wouldn't be surprised if strike cruisers were on the low end of the 3-5, and battle barges were 6-7 kilometers in length.
02-17-11 06:34 AM
Giant Fossil Penguin I don't think even these ships being so long would get across their sheer huge-ality. Can you imagine how wide each ship would be, how deep? How many decks would there be, how many compartments? It would be like uprooting a major city down hundreds of feet below the surface, strapping volcano-esque engines to the back and mounting tunnel sized guns? Then illuminate it all and you might see something like a mobile constellation; one that can kill worlds.

GFP
02-17-11 01:39 AM
cragnes417 wait what about the dawn war 2 game in the ending they describe them pretty big like this
02-16-11 11:20 PM
Baron Spikey Starship Dimensions

A Retribution-class Battleship is 7.5km (4.6 miles) in length and I imagine a Battlebarge would be a similar size or smaller.
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