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Culverin-class Marine Complement Circra 1903PD

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Culverin-class Marine Complement Circra 1903PD
Post by Chaser617   » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:00 am

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It is stated pretty emphatically that Rolands have no Marines aboard, unless we count everyone's favorite San Martin-born gaurd-wall Mateo.

I was wondering about older designs specifically around the time of HotQ. A Star Knight CA seems to have a heavy company and the old Courageous-class if I remember OBS right had a 'short' company minus a heavy weapons platoon.

Would an old style DD such as the Culverins or Chansons have at least a platoon or maybe even an augmented platoon with an extra heavy weapons section?
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Re: Culverin-class Marine Complement Circra 1903PD
Post by Dauntless   » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:07 am

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it is not clear how many marines Troubudor added to the short battalion and Companies that would have been on Fearless and Apollo in HotQ

about the only place we can get any info from is the short story "Let's Dance", covering some of Honor's time in command of Hawkwing. There it says there was a platoon of marines aboard, which was why most of the assault troops were provided by the ballroom.
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Re: Culverin-class Marine Complement Circra 1903PD
Post by Eagleeye   » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:49 am

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Chaser617 wrote:It is stated pretty emphatically that Rolands have no Marines aboard, unless we count everyone's favorite San Martin-born gaurd-wall Mateo.

I was wondering about older designs specifically around the time of HotQ. A Star Knight CA seems to have a heavy company and the old Courageous-class if I remember OBS right had a 'short' company minus a heavy weapons platoon.

Would an old style DD such as the Culverins or Chansons have at least a platoon or maybe even an augmented platoon with an extra heavy weapons section?


According to Jayne's, the older DD-classes have between 38 and 44 Marines each (Culverin, Chanson, Havoc-Classes: 38 Marines; Falcon-Class: 44 Marines). That equals roughly to a platoon, right?
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Re: Culverin-class Marine Complement Circra 1903PD
Post by saber964   » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:28 pm

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Ok hear we go again on Marine complements.
Circa 1900 PD
Destroyer 1 platoon
Light Cruiser 1 company plus HQ element (estimate 1 squad)
Heavy Cruiser 1 battalion of 3 companies plus HQ platoon
Battle Cruiser 1 battalion of 4 companies plus HQ platoon
Dreadnaught 1 battalion of 4 companies including a BA company plus HQ company
Super Dreadnaught 1 battalion of 4 companies including BA company plus HQ company

Circa 1920 PD
Destroyer none
Light Cruiser 1 platoon
Heavy Cruiser 1 company plus HQ squad
Battle Cruiser 2 companies
CLAC 1 company
Super Dreadnaught 1 battalion of 3 companies
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