During his reign of terror in the far western quadrant of the Ultima Segmentus, Warmaster Brutus was unlucky enough to encounter one of the Battlefleet's newest additions: a Nemesis-class Fleet Carrier. The Bringer of Light, which had been transferred as an Emperor-class hulk from the Segmentus Obscuras, was refitted in Ultramar fleet yards to Fleet Carrier specifications. It was then sent out with a large supporting fleet to qwell the rampant piracy that had taken place in outlying systems, mostly thanks to the forces of Warmaster Brutus.
At the time Brutus encountered this Imperial task force, his raiding fleet was composed mostly of his non-attack craft capable vessels. As the Imperial fleet engaged, the Bringer of light sent wave after wave of fighter supported bombers and assault boats into the heart of the Chaos fleet. Brutus' fleet was badly routed, and only his Desolator Battleship and a handful of capital ships survived the engagement. The Warmaster was, understandably, infuriated. After venting his temper (at the cost of several of his senior officers' lives) Brutus turned his thoughts to revenge.
A recent prize of war had been
the much-unfinished hull of a Despoiler Battleship. The near-hulk had been
in orbit of a local Adeptus Mechanicus facility for several millenia, left
to drift cold in space after the carrier-superiority project had been abandoned
by the Segmentum Tempestus. Brutus recalled his forces and let them lick
their wounds whilst he worked his ratings (sometimes literally) to death
on the completion of his newest battleship. The final result rivaled even
the Nemesis class in its ability to churn out attack craft. The Executrix,
as it was dubbed by Brutus, has now been a constant threat to shipping
and control in the Sementum Ultima's west rim.
|Port Launch Bays||Swiftdeaths: 30 cm
Doomfires: 20 cm
Dreadclaws: 30 cm
|Starboard Launch Bays||Swiftdeaths: 30 cm
Doomfires: 20 cm
Dreadclaws: 30 cm
|Dorsal Lances||60 cm||3||Left/Front/Right|
|Notes: Like most battleships, the
Executrix cannot be given Come to New Heading special orders.
The Executrix features a unique rack-based loading system for its attack craft. However, the bulkier and often less sturdy Dreadclaw Assault Boats used by the forces of Chaos are ill-equiped to traverse the racks at full speed. They therefore most be handled a bit more slowly and each side of this carrier may only launch 6 squadrons of Dreadclaws in any one turn. If the player chooses to launch assault boats then they may launch ONLY assault boats on the selected side. The extra point of strength may not be made up with attack craft.
See Ron's Executrix Conversion
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