Humanity numbers over 800 billion, Earth, Luna, Mars and several hundred spacestations and moons are
overcrowded to capacity.
Every country is looking for a solution.
Faster then light travel is discovered, massive colony ships carrying millions of people are being built.
Preparing to seed the universe with human life.
The human diaspora begins, thousands of large and small colony ships leave the Sol system in search of habitable planets.
Alien contact is made, we are not alone.
All semblance of countries and nations are abolished, the first democratic world gouvernment is formed.
The first United Democratic Planets is formed consisting of over 500 human polpulated worlds.
Planetary gouvenments start to grumble about the taxation from Earth talking about independence.
Planets proclaim their indepence from Earth.
The first war for indepence begins.
A decleration of peace is signed, the UDP recognizes the souvernity of almost 200 planets
calling themselfs The Republic of Independent Planets
Internal strife breaks the Reblublic apart.
The Galactic Federation is born.
Civil war breaks out on earth.
The UDP collapses.
The Civil War ends as the Empire is formed and an Emperor is crowned.
Losing contact with most of the former UDP planets the Emperor starts a campaign to bring all human worlds into the fold.
The Galactic Federation rejects the Emperor and declares war.
Now.. The war continues.
In the one hundreth and eleventh year of the continuing war against the galactic federation, Earths Imperial Navy recieved the first of the new Armadillo class light cruisers.
Lucky Number Seven commanded by Captain Crawford was one of the first to see action in the defence of planet Sypho.
Although the borders have moved since, planet Sypho was on the border of Imperial controlled space and the Seven was one of a dozen ships patrolling the area when the Federation launched their attack.
With it's forward plasma driver cannons and Titan class torpedoes, the Seven took out one of the enemies battleships but sustained heavy damage by it's acompanying destroyers and cruisers.
The Wasp fleet defenders kept most of the torpedoes and missles from impacting on the ship but could not prevent energy weapons from penetrating the shields.
Heavyly damaged Captain Crawford ordered the Seven to retreat from the frontlines but by that time the tide had turned.
With the destruction of the Federation Battleship the Imperial forces gained the upperhand and planet Sypho was, for the moment, saved.
The Armadillo Class Light Cruisers were born after the Empire set the Imperial designers to design a light, fast starship that could go toe to toe with vessels four times their size.
Utilizeing weaponry usually reserved for larger battleships and heavy cruisers, the Armadillo class sacrefices a lot of internal space for energy generation and lacks the durability of it''s larger cousins favoring hit and run tactics.
One of the weapon systems the Armadillo class is equipped with is usally reserved to the largest battleships and cruisers because of the large amount of space the sytem requires as do the missle reloads.
The 'Hammer' Missle launch system consist of a large array of nuclear armed missles used to take out large groups of anemy fighter and bomber squadrons aswell against smaller capital ships.
The Armadillo class is equipped with a 54 missle tube array with a single reload as there is no further space to store missles.
Lucky Number Seven
Aviation fuel storage.
Fleet defender hangar and launch decks.
Side view of launch decks.
'Hammer' Missle Launch System.
'Hammer' Missle control center.
Section 1 LXF WARNING 18.500 Bricks
Section 2 LXF WARNING 20.500 Bricks
Section 3 LXF WARNING 14.000 Bricks
Section 4 LXF WARNING 20.000 Bricks
DF-86 Wasp Fleet Defender
ADC-23 Raptor Assault DropShip
Edited by Bob De Quatre, 17 February 2014 - 01:26 PM.