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Old August 31st, 2006, 12:24 AM
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As I'm piecing together the Imperial Navy assets for MTU, I had an interesting (to me, anyway) thought: most colonial navy's (that is, planetary navies which contribute ships to the subsector fleet in time of war) BatRons will consist of battle riders rather than dreadnaught or battleship squadrons.

Battle riders offer more bang for the buck to a planetary navy whose first priority is self-defense. Few planets are concerned about force projection beyond anti-piracy patrols in neighboring systems in support of trade, a role which is admirably served by a cruiser squadron rather than a dreadnaught squadron.

This creates a nice counterbalance to the Imperial Navy, which in turn loads up on dreadnaughts, battleships, and battle cruisers instead - if the Emperor decides to take the war to an enemy beyond the borders of the Imperium, Colonial squadrons are much less likely to be a significant part of the force.

Please be aware that I'm offering this for a general discussion topic rather than searching for the "right" answer - the preceding does not come from canon (at least not from what I've read), and I'd like to hear different thoughts beyond just what's graven in the cool, polished granite of the OTU. That's not to say that canon isn't welcome - if you do reference canon, please be so kind as to include the source.

So...whaddya think? Does this make sense?
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