Battle Rider

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A Battle Rider is a non-jump capable ship intended to stand in the line of battle in space combat and carried interstellar by a battle tender.

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

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Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)[edit]

Battle Riders: Non-jump-capable capital ship intended to stand in the line-of-battle in space combat, and carried interstellar by a battle tender.

Two opposite views in naval architecture have dominated the design of the major battleships of space navies. The battle rider concept involves a large jump-capable tender carrying a complete Battle Squadron (BatRon) of two to ten heavily armed and armoured battle riders. The opposite concept is the battleship, a large jump-capable ship which carries the jump drives and fuel tanks internally.

The battle tender, so integral to the concept of the battle rider, is little more than a large dispersed structure (up to a million tons) with jump drives, fuel tanks and basic controls. By dispensing with the need for jump drives and jump fuel tanks on each of the riders, each becomes ton for ton more heavily armed and armoured. The concept does not allow for the possibility of a superior force; no matter how good a rider is, if it meets a superior adversary, it is placed in a position of winning or dying. Retreat is nearly impossible without losses.

It is generally held that, in any meeting between a battleship and a battle rider of equal tonnage, the battle rider will triumph.

Supraclass Roles[edit]

Battle Riders typically serve the following roles:

  1. Battle Rider
    1. Heavy Battle Rider
    2. Light Battle Rider
  2. Jump Rider

Supraclass Archtypes[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

In setpiece warfare, a force of Riders can be difficult to defeat. But in the fluid warfare that has typified operations against the Zhodani and Virus, Riders have been a serious washout. Under current naval doctrine, Riders are always used in the strategic defensive role, fortifying refueling sources within the Regency Frontier and interface worlds in a band 3 parsecs into the safe. Some Rider squadrons are deployed into regions Wildside adjacent to the Regency, along with a handful of Scapegoats, laying in ambush of Vampireships. rider will triumph.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Battle Rider:

  1. Type BR class Battle Rider
    1. TBD class Battle Rider

Ship Summary List[edit]

35 Representative Battle Rider (BR) Classes

Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Class Origin Hull designation Technology level Tonnage Jump Drive
Achzhdr class Battle Rider Zhodani Consulate BR 14 60,000 0
Aman Urk class Heavy Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 15 50,000 0
Anzha class Battle Rider Zhodani BR 14 28,000 0
Ardi class Battle Rider Shukikikar League BR 13 5,000 0
Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider Sath Alliance BR 11 1,000 0
Cleon class Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 15 19,000 0
Dungfumbler class Heavy Battle Rider Council of the Wise BRA 10 10,000 0
Ferrer class Battle Rider Council of the Wise BRS 8 1,000 0
Frerzhzhdripl class Battle Rider Zhodani Consulate BR 13 75,000 0
Gimel class Battle Rider Dysprosuk Enclave BR 12 28,000 0
Hadrian class Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 15 50,000 0
Houdini class Battle Rider Varellan Empire BR 11 20,000 0
Iingar class Light Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 14 9,500 1
Iprtsielezhdr class Battle Rider Zhodani BR 14 40,000 0
Jack Knife class Light Battle Rider Federation of Alsas BRL 12 2,000 1
Jdimer'Tsie class Battle Rider Zhodani BR 14 100,000 0
Joao class Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 11 20,000 0
Joneslow class Battle Rider Darrian Confederation BR 15 20,000 0
Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider Talokan Armed Forces BRA 13 20,000 0
MalPal class Battle Rider Iltharan Empire BR 12 2,000 0
Murada class Battle Rider The Last Line BR 10 1,000 0
Nolikian class Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 15 20,000 0
Nosea class Battle Rider Darrian Confederation BR 12 20,000 0
Omega Supreme class Battle Rider BR 12 20,000 0
Parasite class Battle Rider Old Worlds BR 12 13,000 0
Punisher class Light Battle Rider BR 12 1,000 0
Reverent Prayer class Battle Rider Free and Holy Federation of Amil BR 13 17,000 0
Staban class Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 15 2,000 0
Supremacy class Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 15 27,000 0
Triggerfish class Battle Rider Aslan Hierate BR 12 10,000 0
Trindel class Battle Rider Third Imperium BR 12 8,000 0
Valhalla class Battle Rider Solomani BR 13 9,000 0
Vdyank class Battle Rider Grand Duchy of Marlheim BR 11 70,000 0
Zero Karma class Heavy Battle Rider Federation of Alsas BRA 12 20,000 0
Zulu class Battle Rider Kostov Confederate Republic BR 12 2,000 0
TL-15 Joneslow class Battle Rider 20,000 tons
TL-12 Nosea class Battle Rider 20,000 tons
TL-11 Vdyank class Battle Rider 70,000 tons

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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