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Eventually an order for six battleships, four destroyers and twelve close escorts was placed. From these humble beginnings a massive ship building campaign followed. Unlike some other navies, the '''Strend Forces''' believe in an aggressive, in your face, bold show of force to intimidate would be enemies. Convince them that resistance is futile with your overwhelming numbers. Like many bullies, it is hoped that they will not be put to the test. While they specialize in rapid assembly and are well drilled fleet formations designed to look impressive. They are ill-equipped to carry out protracted, exhaustive military campaigns far from home. Their logistics and resupply chain, is not built to withstand that strain. If not quickly subdued, they will be forced to break off. Repair and maintenance, damage control, trained crew replacement are not good. The officer corps is loyal, but not creative.  Many front line ships run short of well trained petty officers.  There are an endless supply of raw recruits, but loyalty purges often cull officers that show too much initiative, or independent thought.  Historically once battle is joined each ship tends to fend for themselves and coordination breaks down and the top down command structure can not keep pace with the rapid changes, and messages constrained by the speed of light.
 
Eventually an order for six battleships, four destroyers and twelve close escorts was placed. From these humble beginnings a massive ship building campaign followed. Unlike some other navies, the '''Strend Forces''' believe in an aggressive, in your face, bold show of force to intimidate would be enemies. Convince them that resistance is futile with your overwhelming numbers. Like many bullies, it is hoped that they will not be put to the test. While they specialize in rapid assembly and are well drilled fleet formations designed to look impressive. They are ill-equipped to carry out protracted, exhaustive military campaigns far from home. Their logistics and resupply chain, is not built to withstand that strain. If not quickly subdued, they will be forced to break off. Repair and maintenance, damage control, trained crew replacement are not good. The officer corps is loyal, but not creative.  Many front line ships run short of well trained petty officers.  There are an endless supply of raw recruits, but loyalty purges often cull officers that show too much initiative, or independent thought.  Historically once battle is joined each ship tends to fend for themselves and coordination breaks down and the top down command structure can not keep pace with the rapid changes, and messages constrained by the speed of light.
  
The interdiction squadron has very little to do.  As long as the planet is not under immediate threat these ships are free to patrol.  The penal colony squadron runs supplies to the remainder of the fleet and is never static.  As a result all units are constantly short of supplies and spares.  Visiting merchants unlucky to cross paths with these squadrons are sometimes shaken down for supplies during routine health and safety inspections.  Enterprising marine officers often accept bribes to allow these seizures to go less painfully, at the "hands" of their terrifying '''death's head cyborg commandos'''.
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The interdiction squadron as very little to do.  As long as the planet is not under immediate threat these ships are free to patrol.  The penal colony squadron runs supplies to the remainder of the fleet and is never static.  As a result all units are constantly short of supplies and spares.  Visiting merchants unlucky to cross paths with these squadrons are sometimes shaken down for supplies during routine health annd safety inspections.  Enterprising marine officers often accept bribes to allow these seizures to go less painfully, at the "hands" of their terrifying '''death's head cyborg commandoes'''.
  
 
== Strategy & Doctrine (Operations) ==
 
== Strategy & Doctrine (Operations) ==

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