Narsil class Battle Rider

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Narsil class Battle Rider
Sword World Symbol Small.png
Symbol of the Sword Worlds
Type: BRL Battle Rider
Agility 0
Also see Cruiser
Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Blueprint No
Canon No. Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
Cargo 4.0 Tons
Cost MCr10,266.034
Crew 169
Enlisted 143
Officers 26
EOS Still in active service.
Era 1105
Hardpoints 100
Hull Wedge Hull
Illustration No
IOC Unknown
Jump J-0
Maneuver 6 G
Manufacturer Various
Marines 40
Model Model/5 fib
Origin Sword Worlds Confederation
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
QSP BRL-0AS60
Reference Fan: Ronald B. Kline, Jr.
Size 10,000 Tons
Size-cat BCS
Streamlining Streamlined Hull
Tech Level TL–11
USP BRL-K1067E3-000000-00D08-0
Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.

The Narsil class Battle Rider is a rider warship.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a vessel with 6-G and J-0 performance with a streamlined wedge hull. A battle rider from among the sword worlds, it represents a radical departure from established norms in their naval architecture. Offensive firepower is the priority at the expense of survivability, and defenses, the hallmark of many sword world designs. High acceleration drives were fitted to allow the design to close rapidly to prosecute targets and break off just as quickly. This level of pursuit ability was seen as necessary when compared with the heavier and slower Sacnoth class Battle Riders which are tasked with defending the Sword of Vengeance class Battle Tenders.

  • It carries heavy armament and a military defensive suite. The particle accelerator spinal mount and the six heavy missile bays leave little room in the cramped hull.
  • It ordinarily carries two subcraft, no ship's vehicles, and drones when needed.
  • It has a 169 sophont crew and 40 marines. The crew consists of 11 command, 38 engineers, 53 gunners, 7 flight, 20 service and 40 marines. They share double occupancy in the equivalent of 87.5 staterooms.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. A fictional chit in the style of Fifth Frontier War representing a squadron of Narsil class Battle Riders. The color of the counter indicates its allegiance to the Sword Worlds Confederation.
    Battle-Rider-2 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 10,000 tons. Streamlined Wedge Hull.
2. Crew 169 crew.
3. Performance Propulsion:
4. Electronics Bridge. Two Model/5 fib ship computers.
5. Hardpoints x100 hardpoints.
6. Armament / Weaponry The normal weapons fit-out for it is:
7. Defenses Defensive Equipment:
8. Craft / Drones x2 40T Assault Boats
9. Fuel Treatment Fuel Scoops
  • 700.0 tons of fuel.
10. Cost MCr10,266.034
8,212.827 in quantity.
11. Construction Time 160 weeks to build, 128 weeks in quantity.
12. Remarks Other Equipment:

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The original designs for these models were lost in archive fires on Narsil (world), in its violent, tumultuous past. The successor designs were rushed into production to cover for early losses. The admiralty still has this matter under investigation to this day. The complete lack of defenses comes a shock to many, their only hope of success to is to cripple targets early with long range fire and missile barrages. Targets that close to short range can pose a serious threat.

This hull does feature more traditional marine assets, including a set of four capsule launchers and thirty-six additional ready capsules. The assault boats can perform recovery and will occasionally be lent to their big brothers the Sacnoth class Battle Riders to help transport their marine platoon, to bring up the companies strength during planetary commando strikes. In the event of critical internal damage, the redundant auxiliary control center functions as a secondary battle bridge and is fitted with its own Model/5 fib ship computer.

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.