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Originally Posted by BMonnery View Post
It includes fighters. Remember, the French have 60-70 military starships, the British 40-50, the Germans and Americans in the mid-30's each and that's it for substancial fleets. Japan have six military ships, and they're French built and replaced a French squadron at Joi and so can be viewed as extensions of the MSIF. The same for Ukraine with 13 obsolete ex-French ships. There are probably not much more than 200 military starships in human space, with the rest being starfighters.
While I accept starships in 2300AD environ are quite rare, I guess there are some more than you tell here. I guess your main source is Invasion Sourcebook's military Situation in pages 6 and 7.

To give an example, according to your post it seems all the Japanese fleet is in Joi, while I'd expect them to have some more military ships along the Chinese arm, as there are not too friendly colonies there.

Same can be said about other Nations, as I'm quite sure there are some more ships in Tirane, not told about in Invasion Sourcebook, and Germany has some other colonies where I'd expect to have some fleet presence (I was surprised to see no reference about Neubayern in IS, as it is told in Colonial Atlas to be a major shipbuilding place for Gremany), or about Australia, whose colonial effort is in the American Arm.

And also I'd bet there are more US ships along the American Arm, aside from the 33 (fighters excluded) listed in IS . It's said In the Referee's Manual that they have among 10 and 20 Kenedy class, and IS talks about one in Eta Bootis, one in Vogelheim and 9 CGs (unknown class) at Earth, for a total of 11. Do you really believe they have none along their other colonies (and/or their extra-solar state)?

I'd also expect some nations not mentioned in Invasion Sourcebook to have some military Fleet (Argentina, Azania, Brasil, Canada, Canton, Manchuria, Mexico, Texas) in their respective arms. Argentina's aggresive policy makes me be quite sure they should have some military fleet, and Manchuria is told in page 49 of the same IS to have activated the base in Grosshiddenhafen while the Central Asian War, so they must have the ressources to do it, just to give you two examples.
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