Sword Main rulebook 35 Thunderbolt (Heavy Frigate) Sceptre Havoc 2010 compendium 35 Baron Harpy Stalwart (Minekeeper) Cobra (Destroyer) Main rulebook 30 Vigil (Siege Frigate) Spectre (Warp Runner) Thor (Ordinancer)
+++Ship Classes of the Heresy+++
Battleships or Battle Barges
Battleships are the principal/capital class of warship in the Armada Imperialis. They range 8-12 km in length, though some were constructed far larger.
Battle Barges are any variant or retrofit of Battleship class hulls modified and optimized for use by the Legiones Astartes specifically for Space Marine planetary assault and ship-to-ship boarding actions.
Purpose-built Battle Barges have also been constructed, particularly in the Great Crusade’s later years. In common parlance, any capital class vessel used by the Legiones Astartes exclusively is often referred to as a Battle Barge regardless of the technical truth of the matter.
Goliath Victory Gloriana Infernus Retribution Imperator Tiamat (Shield Bastion) Ironclad Warspite (Battle Barge) Dictatus Mortis Rex
Note1: I believe the parts in parentheses mark purpose-built ship classes. Note2 : The section on warships has nothing on the Basileus and Legatus class of Battleships. I assume they will be mentioned elsewhere.
Grand Cruiser and Galleass of War
Grand Cruisers are ‘pocket battleships’ that are intended principally for lone operations rather than as a part of a larger fleet, but are also flags of smaller fleets
Galleass of War is equivalent, but given over to freight and transport capacity. Noted as ideal support for long-range explorations into unknown regions of space and as the flagships of the most powerful Rogue Traders Militant
Avenger Dagon Inflexible Maelstrom Odysseus (Galleass of War)
Both Light and Heavy, range between 4 km and 6 km in length.
- Heavies are defensive w/ heavy firepower - Lights have speed and maneuverability
Strike Cruisers are modified designs used by the Legiones Astartes, optimized and reconfigured for planetary assault and boarding actions in primacy over other roles.
Note 3: It’s spelled ‘Siluria’ in the Warships page. Note 4: Didn’t notice a mention of the Crusader Cruiser, but with there being a Crusade Cruiser in both of our lists, I’m wondering if it’s the same class spelled differently elsewhere (which Siluria and Silurian might be as well), if it’s an error on the other list’s part, or if there are actually two Cruiser classes called the Crusade and the Crusader.
Catchall designation for the smallest division of Warp-capable warships. Seldom larger than 1-2 km in length.