Sacnoth class Battle Rider

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Sacnoth class Battle Rider
Sword World Symbol Small.png
Symbol of the Sword Worlds
Type: BRL Battle Rider
Agility 0
Also see Battle Rider
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 0 Tons
Cost MCrMCr 30,142.886
Crew 226
Enlisted 199
Officers 27
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 200
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 3 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 40
Model Model/3 Flt
Origin Sword Worlds Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP BRL-0BS30
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 20,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP BRL-L1034E3-900000-007B6-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Sacnoth class Battle Rider is a heavy warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 3-G and J-0 performance with a streamlined wedge hull. Designed to work in concert with fleet support elements, it is ill-suited to independent operations isolated from its' Sword of Vengeance class Battle Tender.

  • It carries heavy armament and a military defensive suite. A heavy battle rider optimized to carry the best meson spinal mounted weapon available at TL–11. All other considerations were of secondary importance. This involves several trade-offs to fit a weapon system of that size in a hull this small.
  • It ordinarily carries no subcraft, no ship's vehicles, nor drones when needed.
  • It has a 226 sophont crew which includes 40 marines. The crew includes 11 command, 40 engineers, 95 gunners, 40 service. They share the equivalent of double occupancy in 115.5 staterooms, crew bays and common bunk rooms not withstanding.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A fictional chit in the style of Fifth Frontier War representing a squadron of Sacnoth class Battle Riders. The color of the counter indicates its allegiance to the Sword Worlds Confederation.
    Battle-Rider-1 Fictional-FFW-Chit Sword Worlds-J0 08-Oct-2019.png

General Description & Deck Plans[edit]

No information yet available.

Basic Ship Characteristics[edit]

Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (...of ten subcraft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (...thousands of tons) where necessary. [1]

Basic Ship Characteristics [2]
No. Category Remarks
1. Tonnage / Hull 20,000 tons.
2. Crew 226 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Model/5 fib ship computer.
5. Hardpoints x200 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones None
9. Fuel Treatment 800.0 tons of fuel.
10. Cost MCr30,142.886
MCr. 24,114.309 in quantity
11. Construction Time 174 weeks to build, 139 weeks in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Once the decision to refit these hulls with the largest meson spinal weapon in place of a more compact and efficient particle accelerator, many things in the design were forced to adapt. Essentially a new ship from the first prototypes accepted for fleet trials, the hull armor was shed, and all minor secondary point defense batteries were lost in place of a total offensive package. They lost the back up model 5 fib computer. There are no subcraft left to service the marine platoon. The aggressive, some would say crazed marines, have been known to jump from airlock doors, hanging in low orbit without standard re-entry capsules, trusting grav chutes and disposable ablative re-entry heat shields. The survival rate for these maneuvers are less than optimal. More commonly fleet support vessels ferry the marines to and from surface operations or boarding actions. A pure predator, ambush kills are preferred. The fuel refinery was added so that they could scoop and refine fuel for their tender.

Class Naming Practice/s & Peculiarities[edit]

Vessel Peculiarities: No information yet available.

Class Naming Practice/s: No information yet available.

Selected Variant Types & Classes[edit]

Warship - Non-starship - Boat - Light Battle Rider:

  1. Type BRL class Light Battle Rider
    1. Ardi class Battle Rider
    2. Aulinu class Battle Rider
    3. Cleon class Battle Rider
    4. Dungfumbler class Heavy Battle Rider
    5. Houdini class Battle Rider
    6. Iingar class Light Battle Rider
    7. Joao class Battle Rider
    8. Joneslow class Battle Rider
    9. Lithos Mailed class Heavy Battle Rider
    10. Narsil class Battle Rider
    11. Nolikian class Battle Rider
    12. Nosea class Battle Rider
    13. Omega Supreme class Battle Rider
    14. Parasite class Battle Rider
    15. Perseus class Battle Rider
    16. Quiquilat class Battle Rider
    17. Reverent Prayer class Battle Rider
    18. Sacnoth class Battle Rider
    19. Trindel class Battle Rider
    20. Valhalla class Battle Rider
    21. Zero Karma class Heavy Battle Rider

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.
  2. Timothy B. Brown. Fighting Ships (Game Designers Workshop, 1981), 10.