Dimensions: 5 km long, 0.8 km abeam at fins approx.
Mass: 28 megatons approx.
Crew: 95000 crew, approx.
Accel: 2.5 gravities max sustainable acceleration
The powerful Gothic class cruiser is a familiar sight throughout the Imperium and has a presence in each Segmentum battlefleet. The class carries one of the heaviest lance broadsides in the Imperial Navy, making it a threat to vessels of equal or larger size. However, without the saturating fire of macrobatteries, lances are often unable to bring down targets fast enough, meaning the Imperial Navy often pairs Gothics with other cruisers or escort squadrons. These ships bring down an opponent’s defenses, allowing the Gothic to finish them off. There are several Gothics in the Calixis Sector, including the Gethsemane of Battlefleet Koronus.
A Gothic differs from a Lunar class chiefly in terms of power output. To construct a Gothic, start with the Lunar class hull and equip it with a Jovian-pattern “Warcruiser” Drive and possibly Auxiliary Plasma Banks from the Into the Storm supplement, Titanforge lance Batteries in all Port and Starboard weapon capacity slots, torpedo tubes, and an Armored Prow Component. Note, the fearsome lance arrays of a Gothic are hard to construct, meaning a great deal of effort is put into building the ship. When constructing a Gothic, it will likely need several Good Craftsmanship Components.
Hull Integrity: 70
Turret Rating: 2
Weapon Capacity: Prow 1, Port 2, Starboard 2