Merry Christmas to all! Hope the holidays find you well.
It’s been a bit busy here on my end as of late. Things have started to pick back up at work and I’ve been working 12hr shifts for the past couple of weeks. I’ve also unearthed a lot of old family photos and have spent a nice chunk of time scanning those in and getting them archived. So I haven’t exactly had a lot of time here lately to devote to this.
All is not lost though. This weekend, while back at my parents, I took a little bit of time to finish up my combined publication on both the Missouri and Ulysses classes, the ‘X-Ships of the Linear Warp Era’. It’s a bit bare-bones……the majority of the text spent explaining why they were needed (Missouri, to challenge the KDF’s large and imposing battlewagons; Ulysses, to rectify the problems with previous Dreadnought classes and produce a heavily armed patrol combatant that was also suitable for peacetime applications) and then their designs.
Given the time period and overlapping dates somewhat, I didn’t spend as much time explaining why they didn’t become mass produced and kind of glossed over the end of their service lives–though in the case of Ulysses, I did embellish it somewhat.
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What’s next? Well, I did start something on the old Baton Rouge class, but at present, I want to start getting things organized for my next big compilation covering all the ships of the TMP/Linear Warp Era. In addition to all the formatting and compiling, I know I’m going to have to do a fair bit of revision in order to straighten out certain details and establish a more uniform narrative overall.
Enjoy the Holidays and may you continue to Live Long and Prosper