Thursday, September 22, 2016
Space 1889 - Ground Rules
Here are the ground rules for the period aerial navies.
While I like the look of the dreadnoughts and battlecruisers they are for a future navy, maybe a 1906-ish navy. Battleships (i.e. pre-dreadnoughts) count as one sixth of historical pre-dreadnoughts lists, cruisers one eight and destroyers and patrol vessels a tenth. This will make cruisers and patrol vessels the most prevalent.
On Mars cruisers are a rarity, mostly used used a flagships or by the local governor. On Venus the only difference is the aerial vessels are hydrogen filled airships. Monitor and their escorts have the greatest value in controlling the Martian populations. Cruisers are of most value against other European navies. Aeroplanes have not yet been invented yet, so once again maybe a possible addition for a 1906-ish fleet.
Two Colonial Cruisers
Eight Patrol Vessels
Six Patrol Vessels
One Dig Destroyer
Four Patrol Vessels
Three Merchant Cruisers
One Colonial Cruiser on rotation
Venusian Fleets will be forth coming.