Honestly I thought we were getting one by the name of Typhoon Class....only problem is people want it to be a Sovreign Skin....that is not a good Idea, the Sovreign is nothing close to that big nor powerful. and if it is going to be a battle ship then its going to be a new class of ship, one with broadside weapons and dedicated to weapon power... it wouldn't be a battle ship if you couldn't fire 5 cannons bradside....yes 5...imagine the carnage.
there would be drawbacks of course, for one, when it enters broadside fire mode it cannot move and shields would be down, but the cannons have half the cooldown of normal ships.
there will be serious power lashbacks while in broadside mode, lashbacks you have to correct yourself, prefferably in a minigame style. this would occur offten if you try to do constant fire for more than 10 seconds, it would take some skill to cool it down or it could cause some damage which would need components to repair.
shields would be that of a normal escort but there would be armor that comes with the ship and greatly makes up for the lack of shield power. this also means it would be hard to take the armor down even with kinetic force. but the armor must take up all 4 slots for engineering.
it would have 4 engineering consoles, and 5 tactical, but 1 science.
it would be nearly completely dedicated to tactical with Boffs, 2 commanders 1 LTcmdr for tactical. 1 ensign engineering and 1 ensign sci.
this would be a true battle ship. so it would also include slots specificly for turrets.
remember this isnt like the ships we have now, it would be an entirely new class all on its own.
Last edited by daedalus304; 08-01-2012 at 04:25 PM.
I dunno , that sounds like the worst idea ever
you fire a few cannons off , and in return get slagged by torpedos
again why I stated the armor would be hard to take down even with Kinetics IE Torps...etc. but keep in mind 5 sets of cannons with half cooldown of normal ships would be tremendous power, it has to have a drawback.
also uxorastrix what you described is more like a carrier...an anchor for a fleet of smaller ships fits that description, a battleship is more of a ship killer, battleships emphasis on guns....big big BIG GUNS.
Last edited by daedalus304; 08-01-2012 at 04:50 PM.