Favorite Confed Cruiser (Kilrathi-War Era)...

Favorite Confed-Cruiser (Kilrathi-War Era)

  • Talahassee-Class

    Votes: 9 42.9%
  • Gettysburg-Class

    Votes: 3 14.3%
  • Waterloo-Class

    Votes: 9 42.9%

  • Total voters
    21

Ripper

Peace Through Superior Firepower
O.K., I made a mistake. I MEANT the Coventry. But it's probably a destroyer, too. I like it because you fly with it on the most missions, and Chris Roberts is the Comm officer on it.
 

Ripper

Peace Through Superior Firepower
What? That you escort the Coventry a lot, is it a destroyer or not, or that Chris Roberts answers the phone when you call it?

I still don't know which block to check...:confused:
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
The Exeter is a destroyer, and corvettes and cruisers are not the same things. :)

I was thinking of the un-named light cruisers (Andromache-type), the un-named heavy cruisers (Achilles-type) and the Concordia class SuperCruisers.
 

Concordia

Swabbie
Banned
Originally posted by Bandit LOAF
The Exeter is a destroyer, and corvettes and cruisers are not the same things. :)

I was thinking of the un-named light cruisers (Andromache-type), the un-named heavy cruisers (Achilles-type) and the Concordia class SuperCruisers.

Andromache? Do you mean Agammemnon? That was in WC4 and it unloaded marine ships right? What was the exact details on that thing. I just remember that it had an oversized flight-deck thingie or something like that.

-Concordia
 

Wulf

Vice Admiral
(looks in the Book of Weasel) hmmm...the weasel is in the rodent category, and is similar to the ferret in size and shape...
 

TC

SubCrid
Originally posted by Concordia
Do you have any specs on it?

-Concordia

Hmm... it carried at least shuttles, and one would assume fighters, since it had a fighter-sim... and was old enough to be sold off to the landreich circa False Colors...
 

Concordia

Swabbie
Banned
TALAHASSEE
The Talahassee is the WC3-Cruiser (TCS-Ajax). She's a 30-something year-old cruiser. Appearance wise, she looks like a long, skinny, boxy Waterloo-Class without those wings, canards, and submarine-conning tower, who's launch-bay's been replaced by vent-like intakes. She has a small service area in the back which it's difficult to gauge size because the capships are scaled to a smaller scale than the fighters (otherwise it would take forever to fly past capships), but it's said that they can wedge six-fighters in the ship. She has a blue-thingie on the front of the ship which I have no idea what it does. It's got 4-AMG's and 8-laser turrets. She is, in total, 530 meters long.


GETTYSBURG
The Gettysburg-Class Cruiser seen in WC1-SM2 as the TCS-Austin. It's specs are not certain, in fact it's appearance isn't even. If Bandit (LOAF) is right, it looks like a really big Exeter-Class (I think most likely the game-designers didn't feel like making a new ship, and decided to scale up an Exeter instead).

It appears to be a large heavy-battleship type craft and carries approximately 10-18 fighters. It's bigger than the Bengal-Class which means it's over 700 meters (most Bengals are 690, but Zach Colson was saying that it's a bigger ship than the Tiger's-Claw too). Bandit (LOAF) stated that it's rougly comparible to the Concordia Supercruisers from the Movie, which yields a size of about 850-860 meters. It's probably the biggest war-era WC Cruiser. No idea what it's capabilities are. I guess it's like the USS Long-Beach CGN of Wing Commander (the USS Long-Beach, CGN-9, is a 721 or so foot-long cruiser).


WATERLOO
The Waterloo is actually the smallest of the 3 Cruisers, at 503.9 meters. In appearance it looks like a giant delta-winged airplane, with canards, a nose taken off of a good-year blimp, a submarine-conning tower on top of the nose, a really tall sloping hill-like hangar which eventually reaches the main conning-tower with two tall towers beside them. Beside the hangar-hill are two bays with runways-- centerlines and all, which run down the wing. It is complete with a green and yellow paint-job. It's wings have somewhat of a taper, and ahnedral. It makes the wings look like they are really sharply swept forward when they really are not.

While the Waterloo's look stupid in my opinion and look like a blimp, an airplane, a submarine conning tower, with a big hangar shed, two doors, and two runways slapped on, with two fins all slapped together. They are definetly the most capable ships.

They have a gigantic fighter compliment for a cruiser-- I don't know what the hell happened with WC2-- the fighters got tiny, the Cruisers carry fighters, and even the Ralatha carried 23 fighters, but Waterloo's carry 40 fighters-- that's as much as the Ranger-Class CVL. They do carry WC2 AMG's, and these are the kind that bypass shields, not the slow-moving yellow bolts which do 300 points of damage, but don't bypass shields. They don't have many smaller guns-- they have 3 flak cannons. They seem to be very multi-role, doubling as carriers in addition to Cruisers. They are fast too! At 200 kps, they are probably one of the fastest war-era cruisers. I think these things were probably superior in every way to the CVE's except speed. Honestly, they should have just souped up a bunch of Waterloo's and used them as Escort Carriers, they would have been able to carry Broadswords, and Cruisers are plentiful.

Either way, I like the Waterloo the most out of all the cruisers. Now if it didn't look so cartoony, I would have REALLY liked it even more. Of course, in reality, function beats form any-day, but this is scifi-- why not have a little bit of both :)

-Concordia
 

TopGun

Vampire Ace
Concordia, you seem to be quite good with Stats :D

I've only palyed WC 2, once or Twice, I had to install my copy on my Brother's PC, since it wouldn't run on mine, I really want to get Kilrathi Saga (I heard that a copy was once seen in a Gamestation for a really cheap price, if only I saw it)
 

TopGun

Vampire Ace
Did he get something wrong LOAF, or did he just Copy and Paste the Stats from the Ship Database?
 
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