Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (4)

Continuing the series on Building a Navy, once the Fleet Missions have been decided, the next stage is Fleet Design. Here the actual decisions are made about what the navy will use in order to accomplish them. The Chart Defined Fleet Missions combined with the Fiscal Environment determines what the Fleet Design is. deWulf Fleet… Continue reading Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (4)

Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (3)

Continuing the series on Building a Navy, the Fleet Missions are the first concrete steps towards building a fleet. With the basic environment and goals laid down, a realistic (or at least plausible) series of operational requirements and operational postures begins to take shape. The Chart The conjunction of Assumptions and Goals thusly details what… Continue reading Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (3)

Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (2)

Continuing the series on Building a Navy, the next stage is to look at the Strategic Goals that the Navy is being tasked with. While not entirely dependent on the previous Strategic Assumptions, they are informed by them, and together they begin to form the foundation of what the deWulf Navy is built on. The… Continue reading Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (2)

Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (1)

As I had mentioned back at the 2022 goals, one thing I was looking at doing was writing up some discussions on how and why various navies are structured the way that they are. In this, I'm stealing guidance from the always-enjoyable website Project Rho. Specifically the part about building a navy. The majority of… Continue reading Building a Navy – deWulf Navy (1)

Sketches – Caustic Berries

Nordhausen's biosphere makes for several odd forms of life, befitting a planet that has a robust chlorine cycle in addition to the more common carbon and nitrogen cycles seen on other planets. Often times the plant life itself has evolved several unique survival mechanisms that allow them to function in a highly toxic and reactive… Continue reading Sketches – Caustic Berries

Sketches – deWulf Ranks 2

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

Sketches – deWulf Ranks

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

Sketches – Mittellspannung Yards 2

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

Sketches – Mittellspannung Yards

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