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Ouxal'en Battleship

Owner

Sshel'ath Alliance
Class Capital Ship
Availability Restricted Deployment (10%)
In Service 1962
Out of Service n/a
Source Encounters-1
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated June 18, 2004
Ouxal'en Battleship
Description:
The Ouxal’en Battleships were the largest warships constructed by the Sshel’ath Alliance’s powerful A’hel’is and M’stas factions during the early period of Sshel’ath expansion. Little more than mobile bases, Ouxal’ens even out massed the venerable Valransa System Monitors. The Ouxal’en Battleship was a response to the First Novon War, incorporating many of the lessons learned during that conflict. The Ouxal’en was built to endure the high concentration of weapons fire produced by Novon warships.

Only a few Ouxal’en Battleships were produced due to their great cost. For their part the A’hel’is and M’stas used their Ouxal’ens as show pieces of the rising Sshel’ath military power. Both nations always made their battleships available to the Alliance, as much as to demonstrate their unassailable military power to the other Alliance members as to serve in defense of Sshel’a.

The Second Novon War was the Ouxal’ens first conflict, and it proved to be nothing short of a disaster. The Ouxal’ens had been built on the premise that they would be used to fight the lighter warships of the lesser trade lords. The introduction of Lord Zuparca’s massive Kuestoxl Battleship proved that the Ouxal’en, like the rest of the Sshel’ath fleet, was ill equipped to take on the best that the Novon Trade Lords had to offer.

Neither of the active Ouxal’en Battleships survived the Second Novon War, both being destroyed in the Huplat system during the fighting. Three other hulls under construction at the end of the hull were completed and several more were built in subsequent years. The vessels no longer commanded the same amount of respect from Alliance members. The ships had been beaten in combat, breaking the Sshel’ath’s belief in the hull. Eventually ships such as the Vipindra and Danesti took the place of the Ouxal’en Battleship.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Ouxal'en Battleship - SCS
 Restricted Deployment (10%)
 
   
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Design Notes:
Ship statistics by Charles Haught. Ship design by Tyrel Lohr.


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