In the aftermath of the First Contact War, the Sintillan Merchant Marine ceased to exist (that it existed beforehand is a discussion best left to academics). It was only after the Treaty of Lvov that Sintillan starships were allowed to be constructed. Initial suggestions by the deWulf to simply use their own freighter design for… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan FT2
The band beyond the Noncommissioned Officer ranks is entered via two paths. The more common is a direct commission, where candidates are either offered slots in the academy due to promising criteria upon induction, or by direct application. Most officers will have a mixed training between leadership and applied skillsets; if they self-select towards a… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Ranks 2
What's happened so far 2021 was, overall, a little bit of a mixed year compared to 2020. On one hand, quite a few things got done and done, which is always a nice thing. On the other, a couple more long-term things didn't really get going in a way that would have been useful. So… Continue reading 2021 Sitrep
While the deWulf Corporate Navy absorbed several traditions from earlier services (mainly the Groenvelt Navy), one thing that they did build from near scratch was their rank structure. The rank structure is broken down into four major "bands" with each band broken into five discrete ranks. Movement within a band is generally not challenging, merely… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Ranks
It had been almost two years since SPM Rollen had entered this office, and very little had changed. The furniture had been replaced, looking more in keeping with the changes of current fashion. The displays were as they had been, a few subtle changes where artifacts had been changed out. An early Lohengramm dynasty vase had been removed, replaced by handcrafted mirror of silver and brass. Rollen walked over to the new mirror, looking over at it. And carefully ignoring the owner of the office, quietly glaring at him from the desk that dominated the far side of the room.
The aftermath of the Binary War showed the importance of yard capacity to the deWulf Corporate Navy. New units needed yard capacity. Repairs needed yard capacity. Critically, disposable ordinance like drones require yard capacity to produce. In wartime, there was only one truism about yard capacity: more was needed. Unfortunately for the Navy, the peace… Continue reading Sketches – Mittellspannung Yards 2
The Mittellspannung Yards are the heart of the deWulf Corporate Navy. Originally designed by deWulf Heavy Industries (dWHI), it was turned over to the Corporate Navy in 1.0 AS once dWHI had gotten their initial investment paid out by the government. Over the years since, the yard has evolved into the Corporate Navy's primary logistics… Continue reading Sketches – Mittellspannung Yards
Built as a replacement for the Canne-Class Heavy Cruiser, the Seraphaid-Class was a recognition of the changing nature of combat. The era of the heavy cruiser being the standard combatant of the fleet was rapidly coming to a close, as larger weapons and more robust defenses demanded more space than the hull could provide. While… Continue reading Sketches – Ibizan Heavy Cruiser
What's happened so far November was both a productive month and a not so productive one, depending on how you look at what was done. I got a bunch of writing done, finished a mk2 contract update, and finally squared away the last bits of 3rd Elysium (the battle that just keeps going). I also… Continue reading November 2021 Sitrep
"Next on the agenda: Fleet Organization" "Oh breaker, not this again." groaned PackMaster Klaus Thies. "Yes Klaus, this again."