Boris's Folly
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Captain[Redacted] Morren
First MateGutwrench

Stats

Dimensions 2.2 km long, 0.3 km abeam at fins approx.
Mass 6.5 megatonnes approx.
Crew 27,000 crew, approx.
Acceleration 4.6 gravities max sustainable acceleration.
Morale 98

Weapons

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The Voss Forge world is known for the “Voss Triumvirate” three different designs of light cruisers designed as heavy escorts for ships of the line and large convoys, as well as the smaller Falchion-class escort. Most Voss-pattern ships are armed with a pair of Torpedo Tubes to complement their other weaponry. These tubes are capable of fring two torpedoes in each salvo. It can store 12 torpedoes, plus an additional two if the ship’s captain does not mind keeping two “in the tubes.”
Volatile: If this Component is Damaged or Destroyed (but not Unpowered or Depressurised) while torpedoes are loaded, it has a 10 percent chance of exploding. In this event, the Component is destroyed and the ship takes 2d5 Hull Integrity damage.
Torpedo Specialist: The Falchion has been designed as a torpedo gunship. The Falchion’s Prow weapon slot is occupied by a Voss-pattern Torpedo Tube Component. This Component may not be removed, and has half the usual ammunition capacity. The space required is already taken into account, but when this ship is constructed, it must provide one power to this Component.
Range
100/200/400
Notes
AP 25, HW
The Titanforge Lances are an STC standard for lance weaponry, found on naval warships throughout the Calixis Sector. On larger vessels, multiple lances may be mounted in a set of gargantuan turrets (not to be confused with the smaller defence turrets).
Spike: Increasing power to this system will cause it to refresh, allowing to be fired a second time in this round.
Damage: Reduce damage caused by this component by 1 die.
Range
100/200/400
Notes
AP 25, HW
The Titanforge Lances are an STC standard for lance weaponry, found on naval warships throughout the Calixis Sector. On larger vessels, multiple lances may be mounted in a set of gargantuan turrets (not to be confused with the smaller defence turrets).
Spike: Increasing power to this system will cause it to refresh, allowing to be fired a second time in this round.
Damage: Reduce damage caused by this component by 1 die.
Torpedo
8d12
Range
300/600/1200
Notes
AP 40, HW, LBT
These explosives are the standard armament for Imperial torpedoes. These systems are designed to blast through a spaceship’s armoured hull, using their high speed to punch deep into the target vessel. The plasma reactor that powers a torpedo’s drive forces it deep into the bowels of the ship and then overloads, contributing to the fury of the warhead’s detonation. This reduces complexity, making their manufacture comparatively simple. Thus, these torpedoes are the staple of Imperial Navy warships.

Equipment

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Components

NameSPPowerSpace
Falchion-class Frigate 42 1 -34
The Falchion is considered a new class, having only been 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 years of service) is regarded as an untried and untested pretender to the throne of more established ships like the venerable Sword. As such, it has engendered some undisguised and unfair hostility from the more hidebound and traditional sections of the Battlefleet Calixis offcer class.

This is a pity, for the Falchion, like all Voss Forge world ships, is a thoroughly well-constructed and innovative design. It is more flexible than many frigates, having, unusually, the capacity to carry torpedoes. This has led to the class being used in a more aggressive capacity than perhaps suits it, more reactionary offcers tending to treat it as an upgunned heavy destroyer. This ignores its abilities as an escort vessel for larger craft, its original purpose.

Battlefleet Calixis currently has only one squadron of these ships, the three-vessel Broadsword Squadron patrolling a long loop around the Scintilla/Iocanthus/Sepheris Secundus triangular trade route. There is, however, talk of diverting the squadron to conduct long-range scouting patrols into the Halo Stars.

Rogue Traders, being freethinking innovators, are less likely to adopt the Navy’s unsympathetic approach to the new class, and it is not surprising that some Falchions have already been sighted within the Koronus Expanse.

Damage: Every time your ship takes a wound to the hull, your ship's toughness is reduced by 5. Your crew population is reduces by 1d6% (this is not recovered with patching).
Jovian Pattern Class 2 Drive 0 -45 10
The STC standard drive for escort-grade warships.
Spike: Double your ships movement this turn.
Strelov 1 Warp Engine 0 10 10
Allows the vessel to enter and remain in the immaterium.
Offline: In combat, the Warp Engine can be taken offline to prevent overload. This also will prevent the crew from using it.
Voss-pattern Torpedo Tube (Falchoin) 0 1 0
The Voss Forge world is known for the “Voss Triumvirate” three different designs of light cruisers designed as heavy escorts for ships of the line and large convoys, as well as the smaller Falchion-class escort. Most Voss-pattern ships are armed with a pair of Torpedo Tubes to complement their other weaponry. These tubes are capable of fring two torpedoes in each salvo. It can store 12 torpedoes, plus an additional two if the ship’s captain does not mind keeping two “in the tubes.”
Volatile: If this Component is Damaged or Destroyed (but not Unpowered or Depressurised) while torpedoes are loaded, it has a 10 percent chance of exploding. In this event, the Component is destroyed and the ship takes 2d5 Hull Integrity damage.
Torpedo Specialist: The Falchion has been designed as a torpedo gunship. The Falchion’s Prow weapon slot is occupied by a Voss-pattern Torpedo Tube Component. This Component may not be removed, and has half the usual ammunition capacity. The space required is already taken into account, but when this ship is constructed, it must provide one power to this Component.
Plasma Warhead 0 0 0
These explosives are the standard armament for Imperial torpedoes. These systems are designed to blast through a spaceship’s armoured hull, using their high speed to punch deep into the target vessel. The plasma reactor that powers a torpedo’s drive forces it deep into the bowels of the ship and then overloads, contributing to the fury of the warhead’s detonation. This reduces complexity, making their manufacture comparatively simple. Thus, these torpedoes are the staple of Imperial Navy warships.
Mark-100 Augar Array 0 3 0
The Imperial Navy’s standard sensor array.
External: This Component does not require hull space. Although it is external, it can only be destroyed or damaged by a Critical Hit. Sensitive: Increased power draw provides a +2 bonus to the ship’s Detection. Damage: All attacks are reduced by 4. If this system is wrecked, reduce all attacks by a 8 and firing can only be done at the weapon, not in the bridge.
Geller Field 0 1 0
Protects the vessel from the myriad dangers of the Immaterium.
Crew Reclamation Facility 1 1 1
The Mechanicus has no qualms about converting the grievously wounded into servitors...but the rest of the crew may differ in opinion.
Recycling: Reduce all losses of Crew Population by 3, to a minimum of 1. Increase all losses to Morale by 1.
Titanforge Lance Battery (Hidden) 2 13 6
The Titanforge Lances are an STC standard for lance weaponry, found on naval warships throughout the Calixis Sector. On larger vessels, multiple lances may be mounted in a set of gargantuan turrets (not to be confused with the smaller defence turrets).
Spike: Increasing power to this system will cause it to refresh, allowing to be fired a second time in this round.
Damage: Reduce damage caused by this component by 1 die.
Titanforge Lance Battery (Hidden) 2 13 6
The Titanforge Lances are an STC standard for lance weaponry, found on naval warships throughout the Calixis Sector. On larger vessels, multiple lances may be mounted in a set of gargantuan turrets (not to be confused with the smaller defence turrets).
Spike: Increasing power to this system will cause it to refresh, allowing to be fired a second time in this round.
Damage: Reduce damage caused by this component by 1 die.
Wrothful
The ship’s spirit constantly smoulders with anger. In battle, it explodes into a berserker fury, straining and exhausting its systems. During combat, the ship gains +1 Speed and +7 Manoeuvrability. Out of combat, the ship suffers –1 Speed and –5 to Manoeuvrability and Detection.
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing 2
Beneath this vessel’s unassuming exterior is a dangerous spacefaring predator. The captain selects three Components. When scanned or subjected to anything but a thorough internal inspection, these components will either not register on the scans, or appear to be a different Component of the same type. Thus, the ship might hide additional armour plating, or a small macrobattery may be much more powerful than it appears. However, the ship suffers –2 Power to maintain the systems creating the illusion. The ship may also have concealed smuggling compartments, unseen passageways, hidden cogitation-override programming, or other secrets.
M-1.r Life Sustainer (Transports, Raiders, Frigates) 0 3 1
The life-support system was designed for reliability and does little to remove the stink of oil and warp engine discharge.
Stale Air: Increase all Morale loss by 1.
Damage: Your ship is no longer cycling air. Increase any population loss by 1d10% for future wounds.
Bilge-rat Quarters 0 1 2
Most ratings bunk near their posts. However, some captains insist upon their crew using hammocks and camp beds to sleep near the core of the vessel, where they are more protected from the vulnerable decks abutting the cold void. This somewhat reduces crew casualties in the event of hull breaches, but the squalid, rat-infested conditions are unpopular with the crew.
Living in Squalor: Reduce Morale permanently by 3. However, reduce all Crew Population losses due to depressurisation by 2, to a minimum of 0.
Brig 1 1 1
Though almost any ship has a brig, some vessels have more elaborate facilities. Some brigs are flthy, open chambers where prisoners sit enchained in squalor, their jailers only visiting every few days to hose down the gutters and release the dead bodies into the void. Others are spotlessly effcient walled off oubliettes where the occupants live in maddening solitary confnement for years at a time.
Stern Discipline: Increase Morale permanently by 1. In addition, any Intimidate Tests made during Extended Actions gain a +5 bonus.
Prison Space: When working towards any objective in which the capture, storage, or transport of prisoners could be useful (such as the creation of a penal colony or holding prisoners of war during a military campaign) the Explorers earn an additional 25 Achievement Points towards completing that objective.
Damage: In order to minimize breakouts, the brig is designed to completely vent atmosphere if damaged. This effectively kills off everyone in the brig.
Cargo hold and Lighter bay 1 1 2
Warships can be converted to haul cargo, but this can often have an adverse effect on their combat performance.
Hidden Spaces: When working toward a Trade or Criminal objective, the players earn an additional 50 Achievement Points toward completing that objective.
Unbalanced: Starships are precisely balanced, something this modifcation effects, meaning they suffer –3 to Manoeuvrability.
Damage: Any damage done to this component damages whatever is in the hold.
Single Void Shield Array 0 5 1
A single double-layered void shield. Provides 1 Void Shield.
Recharge: Shields recharge at a rate equal to your ships size modifier (12) per round as long as they are not taking damage. If shields are depleted it takes a full round of no damage to start the recharge.
Spike: Increasing power to this system immediately causes it to regain 6 * Size Modifier (72) shields if it is currently charged or 3 * Size Modifier (36) shields if it is not.
Reinforced Prow (Transports, Raiders, Frigates) (Hidden) 1 0 2
Though not as imposing as the titanic adamantium beaks of cruisers, a reinforced prow can offer crucial protection to smaller vessels, or any ship that wishes to mount forwardfacing weaponry.
Adamantine Plates: This ship gains +2 Toughness in its front arc only. This ship also does 1d5 additional damage when ramming.
Reinforced Interior Bulkheads (Transports, Raiders, Frigates) 2 0 2
Additional adamantine plates in key locations make this vessel hard to destroy.
Hard to Breach: Add +2 to Toughness
Total5200

Support Personnel

DieTypeAmountRolls
Crack Crew 27000 (100%) General
Navigator 3 (100%) Navigation
Warp Priests 4 (100%) Occult Roll to leave the Warp
Adeptus Mechanicus 100 (100%) Tech Use / Repair
Members of the Adeptus Mechanicus can attempt to patch segements of your ship that have recieved damage. This does not remove wounds, but can mitigate other penalties from systems being offline.
Patch: Once per round, the Adeptus Mechanicus and patch a damaged subsystem. Patching additional systems will reduce the dice they recieve by 1 tier per additional system, to a minimum of a d4.

Actions

The following are actions that can be performed during combat. Each player can perform 1 action unless otherwise specified. A character can only be at 1 station on each round, each station can only be used by 1 character.
Action Name Skill Station
Default
At the start of a turn, Pilots act first in reverse initiative order. This gives pilots with the highest initiative the most time to determine their actions.
If a joker is dealt everyone on the ship with the character with the Joker gains the +2 modifier.
Capital Ships have a turn radius of 45°s per turn over their full movement.
Heretek Repair / Tech Use Techpriest or Seneschel
A successful Tech Use check will establish you in the enemies system. Once this happens you will start the Heretek procedure on a seperate page (provided by the GM).
Quelling the Spirits Repair / Tech Use Techpriest
If you system has been infiltrated, you might need to remedy your ships machine spirits to remove the outside presence. Please see the Heretek page for your ship.
Lobotomize the Machine Repair / Tech Use Component
Techpriests can turn to this option as a last resort because it goes against the very teaching of the Omnissiah. If a subsystem has been infiltrated and you cannot quell the machine spirits, you could choose to kill them and force complete manual control over the system. This essentially disconnects the system from your bridge and forces you to take direct control over it. Using the system becomes far more difficult (-4) as it no longer responds the same.
Patch Repair / Tech Use Component
Whether through combat or not, your ship may take damage. While full repairs of the ship (restoring wounds) will require time and might require a drydock, you can remedy the machine spirits in the subsystems on your ship to get them operational. See the damage sheet for your ship for more information.
Each component that can be damaged has a damage tag in its description. If the component has no health remaining, it cannot be patched in combat. Even if a component is patched, it does not regain its wound until combat is resolved (and then you take the time to repair the system fully). Patching only removes some of the negative consequences of the damaged system.
Wrecked: If a system has no more health, it is offline until combat is over, you cannot get it running again.
Spike System Repair / Tech Use Techpriest
By divirting auxillery power into one system, you can cause it to overperform on the next use. See 'Spike' in a system's entry for information on how it can over perform.
Chicken Pilot Pilot
Can only initiate if both ships are facing each other. You lock your ship into a head on collision with the opposing ship, seeing who will pull off first.
Duel: You make an opposed Piloting check with the enemy vessel. Additionally the larger ship gets a bonus in the difference of the ship sizes. Each player then gets dealt 2 cards, the winning pilot gets an additional card and any raise above that gets an additional card. Deal 3 cards to the center. Whoever has the higher hand, 'wins'. They immediately can make 2 attacks (Prow + either Broadside) with a +4 advantage.
Push: If the poker hand is resolved as a push, your ships collide head on.
Evasive Pilot Pilot
You fly erratically to prevent the enemy vessel from getting a clean shot. For each success + raise, the enemy takes a -4 modifier to their shooting die. Additionally anyone on your vessel trying to fire also takes the same penalty.
Tactical Pilot Pilot
You attempt to give your weapons a clean shot, while minimizing the change you get hit. Make an opposed piloting roll. The winner gains +2 shooting and the loser takes a -2 shooting penalty.
Handbrake Turn Pilot Pilot
Make a Pilot roll. For each success and raise, you can turn your ship an additional 45°s.
Defensive Roll Pilot Pilot
You spin your ship in order to minimize damage to essential components. If damage is taken, an additional 2 component are rolled and you can choose which component takes the damage.
Covering Fire Shooting Weapons (Broadside)
Instead of attempting to hit the enemy ship, you direct your weapons into an area. If the enemy ship enters the space, they take damage. You can affect a line of up to 1/4 of your ships size (4), in the firing arc of the weapon, at your weapons range.