Well we had 8 entries the Ahven by Juha Kyllonen Beacon by Nick Bradbeer Emperor Gavin by TravelrTNE Mureena II by Antti Lahtinen Pasha by Michael Koehne Persistance by Eamon Watters Regulator by Chris Cox Wyvern by Lewis Robert (Me) Derek Stanley had sent in a rough draft of the LIghtning SDB, and I accidently thought it was an entry. Sorry about that. Drum roll please ........ And the winner is the Persistance SDB by Eamon Watters. That's two in a row for Eamon. The vote totals were Persistance 1.8 Regulator 2.3 Ahven 2.8 Emperor Gavin 3.5 Wyvern 4.6 Beacon 6.6 Pasha 6.75 Mureena 6.8 Getting first place votes were Persitance (3) Regulator (1) Ahven (1) and the Emperor Gavin (1). We had 6 people vote, only 2 of which were people who entered the contest. Well thanks everyone for entering and voting. When I get a chance, I'll post the ships to the BARD pages.
The Imperial Navy issues a call for designs for a TL-15 system defense boat designed to protect naval bases and other high priority military targets. The SDB should be under 1000 tons displacement. The design should be heavily armed and capable of engaging opponents of larger size. Cost is an issue and any boat going over 650MCr, should justify this cost, and should provide enough benfits that it is overwhelming superior to a cheaper boat.
The SDB will be used as by the heroic forces of the Empire of Solee in their battle against the expansionistic Reformation Coalition in the year 1202.