Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 – Ships Guide / The Imperial Navy

There are many different vessels that can be found within the Imperial Navy, this guide is intended to assist newer players in understanding the differences between each vessel. This guide is open to suggestions, modifications and just about anything that players have to offer. I hope this guide helps.03

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Escort Classes

Cobra Class Destroyer

The Cobra Class Destroyer is an escort based vessel that is seen in numerous amounts through the Imperium of Man. It is a cheap design that is armed with a few weapon systems such as a light prow torpedo launcher and a light macro-cannon turret. When this vessel is fielded in large amounts it can pack quite the punch and put a dint into the enemy with her torpedoes.

Armour Values 50F / 50S / 50R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 3
Troop number (per step) 4
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 20 degrees per second
Cruising speed 240 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 200 points
Bravery value 0 points

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Light Macro Cannon

Widowmaker Class Destroyer

The Widowmaker Class Destroyer is a modified Cobra Class Destroyer that was first conceived in the Gothic Sector. Unlike the Cobra Class Destroyer, it has had its macro-weaponry removed and replaced with sensors and other scanning devices. This vessel has few offensive options as it only has its light prow torpedo launcher to engage vessels with.

Armour Values 50F / 50S / 50R
Number of Turrets 3
Troop number (per step) 3
Identification range 13,500 units.
Rotation speed 20 degrees per second
Cruising speed 240 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 200 points
Bravery value 100 points

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher

Firestorm Class Frigate

The Firestorm Class Frigate is respected as the hardest hitter of the escort class. Armed with a powerful prow lance and a light-double macro-cannon turret it can make short work of crippled or fleeing vessels while also keeping pace with them.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R
Number of Turrets 6
Troop number (per step) 4
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 16 degrees per second
Cruising speed 200 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 400 points
Bravery value 0 points

Armament

  • Double Barrel Light Macro-Cannon Turret
  • Light Lance Artillery

Escort Classes (Continued)

Sword Class Frigate

The Sword Class Frigate is one of the oldest frigate designs that are still in-service for the Imperium of Man. It is only armed with a set of light-double macro-cannon turrets that can be devastating when a volley is launched from multiple ships of this class. While it isn’t a serious threat to cruiser-class vessels, it can put a dint in an enemy escort.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 6
Troop number (per step) 4
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 16 degrees per second
Cruising speed 200 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 400 points
Bravery value 0 points

Armament

  • Double-Barrel Light Macro-Cannon Turret

Falchion Class Frigate

The Falchion is considered a new class, having only been first laid down in 261.M41. Given the Imperial Navy’s deference towards the truly ancient ships in its arsenal, the class (given its mere 550 standard years of service) is regarded as an untried and untested pretender to the throne of more established ships like the venerable Sword-class Frigate.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 6
Troop number (per step) 4
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 16 degrees per second
Cruising speed 200 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 400 points
Bravery value 0 points

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Light Macro-Cannon Turret

Light Cruisers

Dauntless Light Cruiser

The Dauntless Light Cruiser Mark One is the most basic vessel the Imperial Navy has to offer. It often works as both a scout vessel and a common line-ship. The vessel itself is armed with a heavy prow lance, twin-double macro-turrets with a 270 degree engagement arc and a set of light macro-batteries on the port and starboard sides. While it isn’t the strongest vessel the Imperium has to offer, it is agile and packs quite the punch in the hands of a capable Captain.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 9
Troop number (per step) 9
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 12 degrees per second
Cruising speed 200 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 1,200 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 2-4
Lightning Strike damage 1-2
Critical assault chance 10%

Armaments

  • Heavy Lance Artillery
  • Double-Barrel Light Macro-Cannon Turret
  • Light Macro-Cannon Battery

Dauntless Mark II Light Cruiser

Opposed to the design of the Mark One, the Mark Two replaces the heavy prow lance with a medium prow torpedo launcher in order to deal out more damage against larger vessels as well as improve long-range capabilities as a strike-cruiser.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 9
Troop number (per step) 9
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 12 degrees per second
Cruising speed 200 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 1,200 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 2-4
Lightning Strike damage 1-2
Critical assault chance 10%

Armaments

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Double-Barrel Light Macro-Cannon Turret
  • Light Macro-Cannon Battery

Endeavour Class Light Cruiser

The Endeavour-class Light Cruiser is one of the smallest classes of Light Cruiser in the Imperial Navy, though it is also one of the slowest due to its large array of heavy armament, giving it an offensive punch above what its tonnage would suggest.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 9
Troop number (per step) 9
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 12 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 1,200 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 2-4
Lightning Strike damage 1-2
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Macro-Cannon Battery
  • Light Macro-Cannon Turret

Light Cruisers (Continued)

Endurance Class Light Cruiser

The Endurance class is a variant of the Endeavour Class Light Cruiser. The Endeavour’s weapon batteries have been replaced with a lance deck. The two classes are often paired together, for mutual protection, and fire-power. When this is done, the two ships bring the fire-power equivalent of a true cruiser to bear.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 9
Troop number (per step) 9
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 12 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 1,200 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 2-4
Lightning Strike damage 1-2
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Lance Battery
  • Light Macro-Cannon Turret

Defiant Class Light Cruiser

A rarer carrier variant of the Endeavour, the Defiant is rarely utilised on its own in the Imperial Navy, as its typical weapons loadout leaves it vulnerable to direct attack and totally reliant upon its relatively small number of Fury Interceptors / Starhawks to defend it.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 9
Troop number (per step) 9
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 12 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 200 points
Hull strength 1,200 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 2-4
Lightning Strike damage 1-2
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Launch Bay
  • Light Lance Turret

Cruisers

Dictator Class Crusier

The Dictator Class Cruiser is a carrier-based vessel built upon the damaged, or destroyed, husks of a Lunar Class Cruiser. It is outfitted with a heavy prow torpedo launcher for dealing damage against larger vessels, macro-cannon batteries on both the port and starboard sides of the vessel as well as playing host to ordnance launch bays that allow for the deployment of assault boats, fighters and bombers

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 12
Troop number (per step) 12
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 4-8
Lightning Strike damage 2-4
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Launch Bay
  • Macro-Cannon Battery

Gothic Class Cruiser

The Gothic Class Cruiser is an attempt to replicate the designs of an ancient Apocalypse Class Battleship, a ship that was capable of using overwhelming amounts of lance batteries to cripple and/or destroy enemy ships. It is armed with multiple lance batteries that ignore enemy heavy armour and is complimented with a heavy prow torpedo launcher for larger vessels.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 12
Troop number (per step) 12
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 4-8
Lightning Strike damage 2-4
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Lance Battery

Dominator Class Cruiser

The Dominator Class Cruiser is known to be the heaviest hitter of all the cruiser classes, with the powerful Nova Cannon on its prow which replaces the prow ram that other cruiser classes have. In addition, the Dominator is augmented with a series of two macro-cannon batteries per side, doubling the damage output from a boardside assault.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 12
Troop number (per step) 12
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 4-8
Lightning Strike damage 2-4
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Nova Cannon
  • Macro-Cannon Battery

Cruisers (Continued)

Tyrant Class Cruiser

The Tyrant Class Cruiser is one of the strongest cruisers that the Imperium of Man has to offer, being able to withstand considerable damage while dealing out massive amounts of its own. Armed a heavy prow torpedo launcher and carrying a series of powerful plasma macro-cannon batteries as well as standard macro-cannon batteries, this ship is very well capable of escorting battleships into battle.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 12
Troop number (per step) 12
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 4-8
Lightning Strike damage 2-4
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Plasma Macro-Cannon Battery
  • Macro-Cannon Battery

Lunar Class Cruiser

The Lunar Class Cruiser is fielded in-mass by the Imperial Navy as it consists of versatile armaments that meet the needs for a wide-range of deployments. This line of vessel is augmented by the fact that it has a heavy prow torpedo launcher as well as macro-cannon batteries and lance batteries on the port and starboard sides. The Lunar Class can fit into any role quickly.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 12
Troop number (per step) 12
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 4-8
Lightning Strike damage 2-4
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Lance Battery
  • Macro-Cannon Battery

Battlecruisers

Overlord Class Battlecruiser

The Overlord Class Cruiser is somewhat effective at nearly every range and deadly in close-quarters-combat. It is armed with lance turrets, a heavy prow torpedo launcher and a set of plasma macro-batteries.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 15
Troop number (per step) 13
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 4-8
Lightning Strike damage 2-4
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Plasma Macro-Cannon Battery
  • Lance Turret

Mars Class Battlecruiser

The Mars Class Battlecruiser is known as a swiss army knife due to the fact that it is configured with multiple different weaponry systems plus ordnance launch bays. Armed with a Nova Cannon, a set of Lance Batteries and Macro-Cannon Batteries, this cruiser can effectively fit into any role needed whether it is long-range combat or close-quarters-combat.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 15
Troop number (per step) 13
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 4-8
Lightning Strike damage 2-4
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Nova Cannon
  • Launch Bay
  • Heavy Macro-Cannon Battery
  • Lance Turret

Armageddon Class Battlecruiser

The Imperial Armageddon-class Battlecruiser was developed in an attempt to rapidly increase the number of Battlecruisers available to the Imperial Navy. Almost without exception, Armageddon-class warships are built from the recovered hulls of crippled Imperial Lunar-class Cruisers, making them one of the easiest Battlecruisers to construct.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 15
Troop number (per step) 13
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 4-8
Lightning Strike damage 2-4
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Heavy Lance Battery
  • Heavy Macro-Cannon Battery
  • Lance Turret

Grand Cruisers

Vengeance Class Grand Cruiser

The Vengeance Class Grand Cruiser is a very old design, the first being launched before the Great Crusade. The design idea of the armoured prow is evident on the Vengeance, however it is not yet truly armoured, and provides no more protection then the standard hull armour. The ship design is now 10,000 or more years old, and is being slowly phased out. The remaining Vengeance class ships are currently in reserve fleets, or used to protect shipping lanes from pirates. They are very rarely used in full-scale engagements any more, due to their being outclassed by newer designs.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 15
Troop number (per step) 15
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 6-12
Lightning Strike damage 3-6
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Heavy Lance Battery
  • Plasma Macro-Cannon Battery

Avenger Class Grand Cruiser

The Avenger-class Grand Cruiser is in many ways the archetypal Grand Cruiser. It is a massively potent and brutally simple warship that mounts colossal close-ranged macrobatteries of Macrocannons in broadsides that run for kilometres along its flanks. While regarded as unusually reliable and faithful for Grand Cruisers, the Avengers are now amongst the rarest of their type of warship.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 15
Troop number (per step) 15
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 6-12
Lightning Strike damage 3-6
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Light Macro-Cannon Battery

Exorcist Class Grand Cruiser

The Exorcist-class Grand Cruiser is a Vengeance-class Grand Cruiser variant that was originally developed as a long-range patrol vessel, capable of self sufficiency for long periods of time away from fleet support. Usually operating with two or three squadrons of Escorts, Exorcists were often posted to the far-flung corners of the Imperium to patrol the edges of the Eastern Fringe and into the galactic Halo Stars.

Armour Values 67F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 15
Troop number (per step) 15
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 8 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 400 points
Hull strength 1,600 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 6-12
Lightning Strike damage 3-6
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Launch Bay
  • Macro-Cannon Battery

Battleships

Retribution Class Battleship

The Retribution Class Battleship is a pure heavy-weight and defines the very meaning of ‘Battleship‘. It is armed with multiple rows of plasma macro-cannon batteries that is supported by a set of Lance Turrets. The prow of this mighty vessel is dominated by a heavy torpedo launcher that can deal out massive amounts of damage to enemy vessels.

Armour Values 83F / 67S / 67R (Front, Side, Rear)
Number of Turrets 18
Troop number (per step) 18
Identification range 9,000 units
Rotation speed 4 degrees per second
Cruising speed 160 units per second
Void shield values 800 points
Hull strength 2,400 points
Bravery value 100 points
Boarding damage 6-12
Lightning Strike damage 3-6
Critical assault chance 10%

Armament

  • Torpedo Launcher
  • Lance Turret
  • Plasma Macro-Cannon Battery

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