Fed Battlestar ground component

Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:08 pm

As discussed in the other thread, I'm working up an order of battle for the embarked marine/army contingent of our Fed battlestar, with a total strength of 10,000 men. It's mostly done, with just a couple of battalion organisations to establish.

I'm considering two divisional structures, one with two brigades, each of two armoured regiments and two armoured infantry battalions, with four sub-units at each level, the other triangular throughout, with a 2:1 armoured infantry:armoured ratio in the brigades. I'm strongly leaning towards the latter at the moment.

Divisional troops will consist of battalion level units of artillery, engineers, logistics, equipment support and signals.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:17 pm

Thank you for the update Seafort.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:23 pm

The "strike vehicles".....are they going to be a new design, borrowed from somewhere else, or modified Trek tech?
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:27 pm

I'm thinking of the full gamut of modern kit - MBT, IFV, APC, ARRV, recce, AVRE, (AVFE?), etc. Stick phasers on them in place of modern weapons and off you go.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:30 pm

Slightly off topic.....my favorite looking assault vehicle from a sci fi franchise was the drop shop from Aliens 8)
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:32 pm

Wanna use it Mark?
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:34 pm

I'm not considering drops ships - they're part of the air wing. Likewise, any air support would be provided by the air wing, not organic. Every vehicle I'm considering as part of this TOE will be tracked, wheeled or antigrav.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:50 pm

While true, we still want our ground forces to have say in the equipment they use. So if you know of a better suited craft that can be produced with Trek tech, please tell us so.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:59 pm

I've never seen Aliens, so I can't comment. The best option would be an enclosed version of your standard current landing craft. Hit the deck, drop the ramp, and away you go.

I'm considering adding a dedicated air assault battalion to the orbat if there are numbers left over. If so, then we'd need to discuss their vehicle requirements, but until then a craft capable of transporting four IFVs or three MBTs/variants will be sufficient.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:09 pm

The transport from Aliens carried a single Armored Vehicle plus one squad to one platoon of troops. It was also armed with warheads and forward guns.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:11 pm

Sounds both smaller and more heavily armed than I'm thinking of. My preference would be for a transport to carry a full platoon/troop - three or four vehicles, shielded but without serious weapons, with CAS provided by fighters.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:21 pm

The transport from Aliens is meant for rapid deployments. The ship doesn't even have to land all the way to unload its cargo. I was hoping to find a clip on youtube but no luck.
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Tsukiyumi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:23 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:I've never seen Aliens...


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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Sionnach Glic » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:52 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:I've never seen Aliens,


Dude, seriously? Get thyself to the nearest DVD rental shop pronto!
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Re: Fed Battlestar ground component

Postby Tyyr » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:53 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:I've never seen Aliens,

...what?
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