Solomani Confederation (Military)

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Escort Carriers

G. What you could do is shrink everything into a thirty five tonne hull, and lock it into a docking space.

H. You supply the system commander with the escort carrier wifi password.

I. Sensor hand off would allow the system commander to utilize the escort carrier's distributed array.

J. Presumably, you could pack the ground commander into a similar command and control centre.

K. Though realistically, it would be used more as a liaison station, for various task groups.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

1. As the issue of the standard sized hulls popped up again, I thought I'd have another investigation if these are fit for (my) purpose.

2. Type V is fifty tonnes, costs eight megastarbux, and can take anything above kilotonnes, which is an oddity, but unbeatable.

3. The smallest allowed volume currently is five tonnes.

4. That makes Type I one to thirty tonnes capacity, somewhat, what's the word, unnecessary?

5. Especially since the desired range would be more five to fifty tonnes.

6. Type II never made sense, since Type I and Type III established a weight ratio of docking clamp to dockee of one to thirty.

7. To at least pay lip service to published material, we have to look at minimum volume that the docking clamp can grasp.

8. Type II is five tonnes and must grasp thirty one tonnes, and Type III ten tonnes and must grasp one hundred tonnes.

9. Type IV is twenty tonnes with a grasp of three hundred and one tonnes, and finally Type V is fifty tonnes, with a grasp of two kilotonnes plus.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

A. Type V 40.02, Type IV 15.05, Type III 10, Type II 6.2, Type I 1.

B. So the clamp basically doubles itself in tonnage for II, III, IV.

C. Forty tonnes for IV++ would range from two kilotonnes plus to four kilotonnes.

D. Thirty tonnes for IV+ would range from fifteen hundred plus tonnes to three kilotonnes.

E. Fifteen tonnes for IV- would range from two hundred twenty five tonnes to fifteen hundred tonnes.

F. Fifteen tonnes for III+ would range from one hundred fifty tonnes to four hundred fifty tonnes.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

G. Seven and a half tonnes for III- would range from seventy five tonnes to two hundred twenty five tonnes.

H. Two and a half tonnes for I+ would range from two and a half tonnes to seventy five tonnes.

I. So two and a half tonne Type I+ would be ideal, as it covers the canon range of likely volume of most, if not all, Confederation smallcraft tonnages.

J. Type I- might be too small to be viable as a docking clamp, though that is just speculation.

K. Might be more a case of a parasite 'craft latching on to a larger hull.
 
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Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

L. More suction cup than docking clamp.

M. Basically, you would figure out the most likely size of hulls that are clampworthy.

N. Two kilotonnes plus is very much covered.

O. So the issue is if you can either narrow the range sub two kilotonnes, and simplify the selection.

P. Or figure out what size hulls make the most sense.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

Q. I'm beginning to wonder if two kilotonne hulls make sense for the Confederation Navy.

R. Five kilotonne hulls for a more extensive collection of destroyers seem more attractive.

S. Than a bunch of two kilotonne frigates.

T. And a primary consideration has to be command bridges and distributed array.

U. Also, you'll want a vehicle to give your capital ship helmsman to gain practical experience.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

V. Twenty tonne bridge maxes out at one kilotonne hull.

W. Forty tonne bridge which maxes out at two kilotonnes doesn't seem worth it.

X. Sixty tonne bridge at five kilotonnes (actually, two thousand and one tonnes), to maximum hundred kilotonnes, seems a bargain and easier to familiarize personnel on.

Y. Mass production of one kilotonne hulls, which then can be utilized in either civilian or military uses.

Z. Which means that engineering can also be standardized for them.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

1. Fifteen tonnes for IV- would range from two hundred twenty five tonnes to fifteen hundred tonnes.

2. Fifteen tonnes for III+ would range from one hundred fifty tonnes to four hundred fifty tonnes.

3. Sixteen tonnes, ratio one to sixty five, upto one thousand forty tonnes.

4. Sixteen tonnes, ratio one to twelve, one hundred ninety two plus tonnes.

5. Type Omega would be the name for Type V.

6. Type Delta for Type III-IV, one hundred ninety two to thousand forty tonnes range.

7. And let's say three megastarbux.

8. There should be some overlap, in theory.

9. Rather than what looks like an attempt at tonnage continuity.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

A. Type Delta is not ideal, since it doesn't cover one hundred seventy tonnes.

B. On the other hand, might not want to be stuck with sixteen tonnes requirement for the two hundredish tonnage.

C. Type III's range is one to three hundred tonnes.

D. Type III- neatly splits the difference.

E. So the range fits in neatly between seventy five and two hundred twenty five tonnes at seven and a half tonnes, and let's say one and a half megastarbux.

F. Could be referred to as Type Gamma.
 
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Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

G. At the low end, Type I+ likely covers all standard Confederation smallcraft.

H. Militarily, I don't see much point in a tonnage greater than seventy tonnes, but going by canon, seventy five tonnes is possible.

I. I think the only ones greater are Sword Worlds eighty tonnes, and Imperium ninety five tonne shuttles.

J. I don't see the (commercial) advantage of ninety five tonnes.

K. Nor any military ones, that you couldn't have in a seventy tonne smallcraft.
 
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Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

L. So Type I+ is Type Alpha.

M. Two and a half tonnes ranging from two and a half tonnes to seventy five tonnes.

N. I think the cost has to be one megastarbux.

O. The Confederation just ignores Type II.

P. And figured out how to get more performance at the same price.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Navy: Docking Clamps

Q. While two and a half tonne docking clamp seems somewhat inefficient in regard to light and ultralight spacecraft.

R. Standard communications smallcraft would share hull configuration, more or less, with the standard medium fighter, thirty five tonnes.

S. Which sits neatly between an Imperium ship's boat and pinnace.

T. The shuttle can start at hundred tonnes, and be modular, which also covers the Imperium cutter.

U. At the lower end, twenty six, sixteen, and five tonnes are options.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project is a reported plot by Solomani guerrillas on Terra to rise and destroy Imperial forces occupying Terra.

Description (Specifications)
The project was said to have consisted of two distinct parts:

Prepositioned caches of military goods to supply the rising and...
A continuing program for the training of guerrillas.
The caches were concealed in many different places on Terra, in areas calculated to preclude accidental discovery over the years. Each cache contained large quantities of munitions, weapons, vehicles, and medical supplies, all of varying technological levels so as to be of use regardless of the technical knowledge of the users. Each cache was hidden with its location entrusted to a single local family. These families were to form the core of the guerrilla forces when the rising was to take place.

A massive Imperial counter-guerrilla effort in 1040 to 1045 was directed at the discovery and destruction of the caches and the arrest of the families entrusted with their secrets.

History & Background (Dossier)
Imperial intelligence reported penetration of the project command in 1045, with subsequent compromise of its basic plans and dismantling of its structure.

The Phoenix Project was supposedly born in the final years of the Solomani Rim War (990 to 1002) as Solomani leaders saw the possibility of their defeat and the loss of the homeworld to the invading Imperials.

Persistent rumors of two additional aspects of the project:

Lambda (a codeword to trigger the rising) and...
Omega (the reinforcement of the uprising by off-world Solomani)
...have been dismissed as baseless by Imperial officials.

Many historians believe that the extent of the plot was greatly exaggerated by Imperial authorities, holding that it was little more than an extreme example of wishful thinking on the part of the Solomani leadership. At any rate, the Phoenix Project no longer threatens the security of the Imperium, if indeed it ever did.



1. Sidearmswise, likely one third assault rifles, one third advanced combat rifles, and one third gauss rifles, if varying technological levels is valid.

2. Highly likely that weapon caches were established throughout the occupied territories, not just on Terra.
 

Condottiere

Emperor Mongoose
Confederation Army: Doctrine

1. It occurred to me that outside of actual peacekeeping deployments, once the Confederation Army is committed, they'll respond with overwhelming force, basically shock and awe, to conclude any conflict as fast as possible.

2. Home Guard units would be trained and equipped as close as possible to technological level fourteen, in order that they can be incorporated into the Confederation Army organization, without being a handicap.

3. The Confederation Army would confederalize nearby Home Guard units.

4. Planetary defence forces, however they are configured, would be trained and equipped in accordance to the policies of local authorities.

5. While this would be more the concern of the Confederation Navy, the Solomani Confederation was/is locked already in a frozen conflict with the Third Imperium.

6. This cannot be resolved, in the view of the Confederation, until all Occupied Territories are liberated and return to the bosom of the Confederation.

7. Thus, any other conflict must be resolved as fast as possible, to avoid distractions and diversion of military resources and assets from coreward.

8. The Confederation Navy was tasked with providing assets to rapidly respond to try and resolve issues expeditiously, before resorting to mobilize major Confederation military assets.

9. Aslan volkerwanderung being treated more as a matter of containment and deportation.
 
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