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Terran Naval Strength

Guns or Butter To patrol an empire of over 97 million starsystems, a significant but not colossal empire in a galaxy of 200 billion stars, millions of naval vessels of all classes were required. The Terran Empire emerged from the Consular Wars with a powerful but unbalanced fleet. The imbalance resulted from the Terran legislature’s desire to fund cruiser but not capital ship construction. An estimated 300,000 heavy cruisers and 180,000 light cruisers were constructed in the five years of the Second Consular War, and another 120,000 heavy cruisers and 100,000 light cruisers were produced in the years between the defeat of the Northern Alliance and the Naplian invasion. In contrast, only 50,000 battleships and 18,000 battlecruisers were built. Indeed, the capital ship shortage had been so great before the Naplian War that heavy cruisers were frequently used in the role of capital ships; a job for which they were not suited.

The general shortage of destroyers in the Consular Wars brought …

Takamo Universe Books in Production

  • Dark Star by -- AR DeClerck
  • Decaying Orbit -- by AR DeClerck
  • Rhats Too! -- by Kerry Nietz
  • Strife's Cost -- by Steve Rzasa
  • The Last Run of the Ice Duchess -- by Shona Husk