SirNitram wrote:As this completely contradicts what I've seen from Necronlord, I'm going to have to demand the quote that establishes this.
[u]Sabbat Martyr[/u], page 177 wrote:The side batteries of the Omnia Vincit lit up and stayed lit. The Navarre's shields soaked up the mecriless bombardment for several seconds, swirling and coruscating like molten glass. Then they began to buckle and fail. The Navarre heeled over, its hull shredding and burning.
The Omnia Vincit
is a carrier/fleet comcon ship, and as a nessecity is lightly armed for broadside engagments.
I'll wait for those, then.
[u]Sabbat Martyr, page 158[/u] wrote:"Take out the fighter icon," snapped Sodak, and an aide cancelled the overlay image of Berengaria's attack squadron.
Four ships. One of them very large. And they were moving. Point seven five light at the least, cutting straight towards Herodor.
[u]Sabbat Martyr, page 157[/u] wrote:The pilots of the squadron chattered back and the Lightning flight, like a flock of racing birds, turned as one towards the calculated real-space entry point about seven hundred and fifty kilometers ahead.
There was nothing to see. The starfield at this speed was a striated blur[....] Non-baryonic light flared brilliantly through the tear, backlighting the arriving ships. Monumental sillhouettes, they were shot forward into real space.
They did not slow down. They were moving at cruise speed. Attack speed.
Shumlen blinked. The arriving ships were just dots against the glare spot ahead of his squadron, but his pattern recognition systems began to hoot and warble.
"Hostiles, hostiles, hostiles,"he said, mater-of-factly. "We have hostile vessels in system and advancing. Flight leader to screen elements... accelerate to attack velocity."
Those are the only relavent scenes I can find straight off, except the mention of the Berengaria
crossing approx. nine AUs in ~90 minutes (pgs. 148 and 149).
One would hope so. But it's certainly established that boarding, ramming, and other such tactics of closing to stone's throw(As in, lean out, throw a stone and hit them) ranges.
Spiritbw: The combat in Sabbat Martyr
involved three heavy cruisers and a battleship on one side, and two light cruiser/carriers, a heavy cruiser and a battleship on the other.
"I do not say the French cannot come. I only say they cannot come by sea." - Admiral Lord St. Vincent, Royal Navy, during the Napoleonic Wars
"Show me a general who has made no mistakes and you speak of a general who has seldom waged war." - Marshal Turenne, 1641