Earth Space Squadron Lore

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Morningstar

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The lore thread for the Earth Space Squadron.

Founded in 2331, the Earth Space Squadron was an offshoot of the North European Confederation(NEUC) Void Arm(formerly the NEUC Space Corps). The ESS-SC-1 Avigon was the first ship capable of sublight interstellar travel, and despite taking 84 years and heavy damage the Avigon made it to ABX-924(later christened Siganni), having developed a method FTL travel, gravitic pulse propulsion along the way.

The ESS is the nemesis of the Earth Federation Forces for reasons described.

Attached is the ESS timeline up to the fourth millennium, as this is the period which TerraTech is concerned with.

No interaction with the other kingdoms is listed, because this is actually part of an outline of some books I want to complete at some point.
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A rough guide to the sizes of ESS warships and ships in service of the military(smaller than EFF contemporaries)
Type/SizeSize in metric tonnes of mass(actual classification also depends on role)
Space(non-atmosphere capable)
Cruiser, 1st Rate(eg. Melody, flagship 27.cent ESS Expeditionary Force)175,000-250,000
Cruiser, 2nd Rate100,000-180,000
Cruiser, 3rd Rate/Escort75,000-120,000
Cruiser, Support/Torpedo50,000-90,000
Destroyer, Leader35,000-50,000
Destroyer, Large30,000-40,000
Destroyer, Small25,000-32,000
Frigate, Large17,500-25,000
Frigate, Compact12,500-18,000
Corvette7,500-12,500
Combat Drone, Multirole250-350
Combat Drone, Small100-200
Fleet Supply Vessel, Large80,000-120,000(50,000-80,000 in cargo)
Fleet Supply Vessel, Small30,000-80,000(15,000-50,000 in cargo)
Atmosphere-capable
Cruiser, Fire Support20,000-30,000
Destroyer, Fire Support10,000-20,000
Corvette, Fire Support2,500-7,500
Ground Support Drone50-250
Ground Assault Transport5,000-15,000
Comparisons
Great Shipyard of Kapabia(26th.cent)approx. 100,000,000
Human, Normal Adult0.04-0.1

The ESS fleet has been dwarfed by the EFF throughout its entire history. Thus, it relies on advanced technologies that can completely change the battlefield in its favour. Examples include the gravitic pulse drive(first functional FTL technology), gravitational sensors, antimatter torpedoes, fully three-dimensional battle models and others.
 

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A little concept art of the ESS(NEUCWS-ESS SCG-1391) Melody
She isn’t a very important ship in ESS history, but she was fun to draw.
ESS ships are pretty tiny compared to some of the monstrosities I’ve seen in RP, and even though this is a first-rate cruiser it’s far smaller than many of the ships by the kingdoms, like the TAC Valhalla,SFSS Armageddon and such, but she can definitely stand her own in this cruel universe.
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Sorry if it looks badly furnished.
Whipped it up in half an hour.
 
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Brief summary of ESS naval and land doctrine:
1. Avoid land battles until there is an extremely high possibility of victory with absolutely minimal losses.
2. Avoid head-to-head confrontations. Annihilate small parts of the enemy forces with superior assets taking minimal losses, then escape before significant threats appear.
3. Avoid large ships with unreasonable sizes and armaments. A 1.5-ton railgun projectile traveling at a third of the speed of light will instantly destroy any ship less than 100 million tons, and reasonably maul anything less than a billion(short scale). Therefore, small ships(cruiser-sized or less) are preferred.
4. Avoid trading forces whenever possible unless even in the worst-case scenario the losses justify the gains.

Tactics:
1. Remove defense grids from long range.
2. Evade projectiles whenever possible before attempting to intercept them.
3. Take advantage of every minute detail.