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Old 04 Mar 2008, 07:43   #1 (permalink)
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I have read quite a few W40K books with large space battles in them, but I have yet to see any of the Imperiums BIG boys. Like Emperor class or Retribution class. It seems the biggest they ever have at hand is Cruisers and Frigates. I thought the Imperium had limitless manpower, I know its a big galaxy, but wheres all the big ships!?
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 02:11   #2 (permalink)
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Ummm...in the Baltic Sea shipyards sitting there rusting? :P
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Cruisers are the standard ships of the Navy. Battleships are much rarer.

For example, during the Battle of Armageddon, the Navy had in the region of 24 Cruiser squadrons, but only a dozen or so Battleships.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 12:33   #4 (permalink)
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The big ships are about as rare as Astartes are in the fluff. It's that simple
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Old 12 Mar 2008, 19:28   #5 (permalink)
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The big ships are about as rare as Astartes are in the fluff. It's that simple
The only times I've seen them in BL Books is a passing mention in Ravenor Returned, as they refuel and re-arm at the Eustis Majoris shipyard.

The other two mentions are in Eisenhorn (Xenos specifically); the first is the amassing of Battlefleet Scarus for the Ophidian campaign; the second is a pair of battleships accompanying an Inquisitorial task force to 56-Izar.
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I think all the books take place at the 13th black crusade, so they need all the forces they can get.
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