Dimensions: 5.3km long, 0.85 km abeam at fins approx.
Mass: 31 megatons approx.
Crew: 100,000 crew approx.
Accel: 2.4 gravities max acceleration.
A successful early illlustration of how workable the battlecruiser concept can be, the Overlord is as fine an example of a pure warship as can be found. Most Rogue Traders find the so so poorly suited to anything other than combat, as its enormous weapons systems place a colossal strain upon the plasma drive. Some Rogue Traders strip out the extensive macrobatteries, freeing up space for other Components, but others regard this as a foolish and blinkered waste of some of the most elegantly designed and lethally effective weapons systems in the galaxy.
Manufactured in the vast orbital shipyards of Cypra Mundi (as well as other shipyards in lesser numbers), the Overlord is a difficult vessel to construct, but faithful and fierce in its service to mankind. It does not waste space on massive attack craft hangers or the temperamental nova cannon. Instead, most designs use powerful long-range macrobatteries and lance turrets, backed by prow torpedo tubes. This simple, proven, and effective weaponry plays to the strengths of Imperial Navy tactics and Imperial technology. The design is an ancient but successful one, and new examples of the class are still commissioned every decade or so.
Hull Integrity: 70
Turret Rating: 2
Weapon Capacity: Prow 1, Port 2, Starboard 2, Dorsal 1
Battlecruiser: This ship can use “cruisers only” Components.