Yeah, a lot of good discussion going on about a fine ship, and a lot of good points raised. Now for the rest of mine:
As to this ship being moved to Arma because of the Warlock, I disagree with on principle, where this ship comes from it can be argued, there would have been by nature, NO regard for the "ships of the line". So yeah I can see it existing in a galaxy at War level with
the Warlock. That being said, there was also a bit of discussion on the fluff, and while, yeah sure, it is good not to follow the fluff all the time to the letter, I honestly believe in this instance, to NOT do so would be doing a wonderful ship a disservice: it was conceived from Fluff, based on Fiction as an EXTRA piece to this wonderful universe we all get to play in.
Since it has no "official" status within in the game system proper, it seems fitting to me to adhere as closely as possible to the original intended role of the vessel, based on
a) the original "fluff" and
b) Keeping an eye towards making it compatible with the official ships within the game system game play wise.
That being said, then yeah I would think the missiles remaining are appropriate and keeping it at War level as well, again we are looking at a ship that would only be CAUGHT on a conventional battle field, it would not be there by choice (unless of course it were all out war) so she should be, to borrow a phrase, "shadowy" to the reset of the regular EA fleet, and not so much as in the Shadows, but as in some low level crewmen on regular ships may not even be convinced that she even exists! So rare should be the sightings among the enlisted aboard the ships of the line.
Also, she should be able to carry out a number of missions on her own and with impunity as well, with a weapons load out that does not leave much wanting, and a decent (not obscene) capacity to field auxiliary craft on her own. I believe it was said about how she was designed with more space on the interior and to make sure that this space was better utilized than on previous generations of EF vessels, so then 4 flights of fury's would seem to be in line, any more I believe would be a bit over the top. Most of the other statements all bear my finding out in battle, so I will leave it at that.
A final note however, this ship to me screams exotic and sexy and powerful, and should be, well in my one off games, WILL be statted to reflect this, I can even foresee using her with her almost to the letter 1e stats in a game against all 2e stat line ships, Just to see how she holds up (using the proper 2e mechanics mind you) as a sort of aside, some running table top fiction if you will. At any rate I raise my coffee mug to the posters on this thread and all those who continue to come up with such astounding and unique vessels fit for play in ACTA in addition to what Mongoose has graced us with!