CLASS NAME: Royal Sovereign
CLASS TYPE: Battleship
GOVERNMENT: United Federation of Planets

Port
view

IMAGE SOURCE: FASA Star Trek Role Playing Game supplement #2012: Star Trek The Next Generation Officer's Manual

Dorsal
view

IMAGE SOURCE: FASA Star Trek Role Playing Game supplement #2012: Star Trek The Next Generation Officer's Manual

Bow
view

BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Weird looking, eh?  In some ways the FASA designers who worked on the the FASA TNG Officers Manual took the whole 'organic' aesthetic too far.  The Galaxy class is graceful, yes, but ships like the Royal Sovereign just don't work for me at all.  They seem to curve in the wrong places, the bow and port views don't jive with each other, or the dorsal view, and besides which they look nothing like the DS9 or VOY ships that seem to be taking the Federation away from circular saucers and Enterprise-D nacelles towards irregular elliptical saucers and a variety of new nacelle shapes, like the Intrepid class and the canon-official Sovereign class.
        Speaking of the Sovereign class, it's funny that the old FASA guys would give one of their big capital ships a title so close to that of an actual canon capital ship, to be named and designed twelve years later.  Frankly, the actual Sovereign class looks a hell of a lot better than the Royal Sovereign, and I was tempted to just replace the Royal Sovereign graphic with a self-modified Sovereign graphic, and leave the stats.  Only, I didn't want to confuse gamers any more than necessary, and I think it is worth noting that the Royal Sovereign and the Sovereign are two distinct classes, one non-official and the other completely official, sharing nothing in common in either design or period.
        Gamers should love the Royal Sovereign's heavy hand during scenarios.  Along with the Galaxy class, the Royal Sovereign can stand up to a world of hurt and pay back in kind, making it a better match for opponents like the D'Daridex and the KDF-2 than other TNG Officers Manual Federation ships.  Power output is superb, as is the weaponry spread.  70 superstructure points and a max shield power approaching 20 points means this class can soak up deadly blow after deadly blow and not blink twice.

Construction Data:
     Model Numbers-
     Ship Class-
     Date Entering Service-
     Number Constructed

I
XV
2/7701
12
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

70
C

625 meters
224 meters
100 meters
334,825 tons
  
600 units
30,000 tons
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Combat 12-person-
         Emergency 22-person-
         cargo large-
         cargo small-
  
M-9A
  
6
4
none
2
4
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Passengers-
     Troops-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
850
none
125
8
Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Engine Type-
         Number-
         Power Units Available-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Engine Type-
         Power Units Available-
    
136
6/1
FTWA-2
2
52
E/G
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FIG-2
32
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Power To Arm-
         Damage-
   
FH-11A
10, in 4 banks
4f, 2s, 2p, 2a
W
7
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 17)
(18 - 24)
FP-4
8
2f, 2p, 2s, 2a
S
1
20
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
FSS
1/4
19
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
157.25
207.0

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