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

Sketches – deWulf Capital Ships

If big warships were effective, then bigger warships would be even better. Theoretical research suggested that a larger "battlecruiser" hull would be at a good breakpoint between speed and size, more than the current heavy cruiser or an even larger "battleship" hull. While naval designers would build a prototype battlecruiser, the design itself would find… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Capital Ships

Sketches – deWulf Heavy Cruiser

Almost immediately after the 1st Contact War, the need for bigger and better hulls was clear. Design work had actually begun towards the end of the war, but it wasn't until a year or two that the first deWulf Heavy Cruiser left the shipyard in Fenris orbit. While the prototype Light Cruiser hull was fitted… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Heavy Cruiser

Sketches – deWulf Light Cruiser

While not initially developed as part of its initial fleet, the deWulf Navy immediately began design studies of a warship larger than the destroyers currently in service. Memories of tonnage races in past informed the designers that larger, more capable hulls would be needed Soon™. It would be better to have the concept refined before… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Light Cruiser

Sketches – deWulf Lifeboat

In almost continuous manufacture since the beginning of deWulf commercial spaceflight, the C-Series lifeboats represent the current standard of emergency lifesaving technology now in service in deWulf space. While there are more advanced models (and more bare-bones models for the more cost-conscious) in service, the C-Series was what set the standard during the early commercialization… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Lifeboat