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Regal-class Skyship
« on: March 22, 2017, 03:15:52 PM »
Talked a fair bit about Skyships, but haven't really said much beyond how they work. Thus far I've posted about the Bayleaf freighter and the B-class frigate, this week I'll be posting another Skyship in the form of the Regal-class light cruiser (which has been mentioned previously).


http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2017/03/regal-class-skyship.html
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Re: Regal-class Skyship
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 11:48:36 PM »
Looks good! One thought - comparing the Regal class to the B-Class, it strikes me that the crew numbers seem to indicate a far bigger increase in scale than the number of guns: I'd expect a ship of 570 crew to have more than 8 cannon on board, given the cannon probably only account for say 30-40 crew between them (3 per gun plus a team of runners)...
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Re: Regal-class Skyship
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 09:37:33 PM »
Looks good! One thought - comparing the Regal class to the B-Class, it strikes me that the crew numbers seem to indicate a far bigger increase in scale than the number of guns: I'd expect a ship of 570 crew to have more than 8 cannon on board, given the cannon probably only account for say 30-40 crew between them (3 per gun plus a team of runners)...

Based off the Leander-class light cruisers (HMS Ajax from the Battle of the River Plate), had 580 peacetime crew that went over 600 odd during wartime. Some of the crew are aero-marines who typically man the 50-cal machine guns, otherwise their own rifles fired from the deck.

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Re: Regal-class Skyship
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 10:14:00 PM »
Ah, fair enough; I guess I'd forgotten that most of your ships are in the "naval ship with side-balloon" format and so have quite a lot of deck space for light weapons. Presumably one could fit things like mortars on the deck too if needs be...
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