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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Archetypes[edit]

TBD Supraclass Archetypes
Archetype Type Code Exemplar Remarks
TBD TBD TBD None

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]

Warship - Battle Rider:

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

Ship Summary List[edit]

Some of the most commonly used vessels in this role or these roles include:

34 Representative Battle Rider (BR) Classes

Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Class Superclass Tons Category TL Origin Jump G Canon
Achzhdr class Battle Rider BR 60,000 BCS 14 Zhodani Consulate 0 6
Aman Urk class Heavy Battle Rider BR 50,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 0 6
Anzha class Battle Rider BR 28,000 [[[]] 14 Zhodani 0 6
Ardi class Battle Rider BR 5,000 [[[]] 13 Shukikikar League 0 6
Ch'kaahi class Battle Rider BR 1,000 ACS 11 Sath Alliance 0 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cleon class Battle Rider BR 19,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 0 6 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Dungfumbler class Heavy Battle Rider BRA 10,000 [[[]] 10 Council of the Wise 0 2
Ferrer class Battle Rider BRS 1,000 [[[ACS]] 8 Council of the Wise 0 5 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Frerzhzhdripl class Battle Rider BR 75,000 13 Zhodani Consulate 0 6
Gimel class Battle Rider BR 28,000 12 Dysprosuk Enclave 0 6
Hadrian class Battle Rider BR 50,000 15 Third Imperium 0 6
Houdini class Battle Rider BR 20,000 11 Varellan Empire 0 6
Iingar class Light Battle Rider BR 9,500 14 Third Imperium 1 6
Iprtsielezhdr class Battle Rider BR 40,000 14 Zhodani 0 6
Jack Knife class Light Battle Rider BRL 2,000 12 Federation of Alsas 1 6
Jdimer'Tsie class Battle Rider BR 100,000 14 Zhodani 0 6
Joao class Battle Rider BR 20,000 11 Third Imperium 0 5
Joneslow class Battle Rider BR 20,000 15 Darrian Confederation 0 5
Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider BRA 20,000 BCS 13 Talokan Armed Forces 0 4 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
MalPal class Battle Rider BR 2,000 12 Iltharan Empire 0
Murada class Battle Rider BR 1,000 ACS 10 The Last Line 0 1 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Nolikian class Battle Rider BR 20,000 BCS 15 Third Imperium 0 6 Yes. Published, canon starship design.
Nosea class Battle Rider BR 20,000 12 Darrian Confederation 0 6
Omega Supreme class Battle Rider BR 20,000 BCS 12 [[Ras Tennol Forces]] 0 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Parasite class Battle Rider BR 13,000 BCS 12 Old Worlds 0 6
Punisher class Light Battle Rider BR 1,000 ACS 12 [[Ras Tennol Forces]] 0 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Reverent Prayer class Battle Rider BR 17,000 13 Free and Holy Federation of Amil 0 1
Staban class Battle Rider BR 2,000 15 Third Imperium 0 6
Supremacy class Battle Rider BR 27,000 15 Third Imperium 0 6
Trindel class Battle Rider BR 8,000 ACS 12 Third Imperium 0 6 No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Valhalla class Battle Rider BR 9,000 13 GTL-10 Solomani 0 6
Vdyank class Battle Rider BR 70,000 11 Grand Duchy of Marlheim 0 6
Zero Karma class Heavy Battle Rider BRA 20,000 12 Federation of Alsas 0 6
Zulu class Battle Rider BR 2,000 12 Kostov Confederate Republic 0 6

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