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[[File:Styx_Class_Heavy_Cruiser.jpg|thumb|290px|'''Styx''' Class Heavy Cruiser - ''Damnatus. Expurgatio in Extremis'']]
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[[File:Styx_Class_Heavy_Cruiser.jpg|thumb|250px|[[Chaos]] ''Styx''-class Heavy Cruiser]]
The '''Styx'''-class Heavy Cruiser was used throughout the [[Segmentum Obscurus]] and in many fleets of the [[Ultima Segmentum]] during the 32nd and 33rd millennia. In most fleets they were later phased out, in favour of the new [[Mars-class Battlecruiser]] was created with its deadly nova cannon armament. With the advent of the newer cruisers, many of the old heavy cruisers were given less and less attention for refits and rearming. This led to a number of Captains denouncing the [[Imperium]] and turning renegade. In the [[Gothic War]] the Styx class was essential for the followers of [[Abaddon]] in many battles, as its considerable flight bays can house and launch almost as many attack craft as an [[Emperor-class Battleship]]. Particularly during several planetary assaults, bombers from Styx class heavy cruisers were used for destroying ground based defenses before larger vessels and troop transports entered low orbit.
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The [[Chaos]] '''''Styx''-class Heavy Cruiser''' was once used throughout the [[Segmentum Obscurus]] and in many [[Imperial Navy]] fleets of the [[Ultima Segmentum]] during the 32nd and 33rd Millennia. In most fleets they were later phased out, in favour of the new [[Mars-class Battlecruiser|''Mars''-class Battlecruiser]] that was created with its deadly [[Nova Cannon]] armament.
   
Mustering a considerable array of long range weapons batteries to complement its sizeable launch bays, the Styx is even more formidable than its considerable tonnage would suggest. There are seven recorded instances of Styx class heavy cruisers fighting against the forces of the Emperor in the [[Segmentum Obscurus]] before the [[Gothic War]]. During that conflict, this figure rose to thirty nine major fleet battles involving Styx class ships, demonstrating the value the followers of the Ancient Powers placed on their capabilities. Although there were at least five ships of this class ranged against the [[Imperium]] during that campaign only two were identifiable: the ''Horrific'' and the ''Heartless Destroyer''. Both laid down in the [[Cypra Mundi]] dockyards in the early 33rd millennium, the ''Heartless Destroyer'' and ''Horrific'' were frequently in action together. In 299.M35 the ''Heartless Destroyer'', the older of the two vessels, withdrew from an engagement against traitorous raiders, leaving its companion ship to reduced to a hulk and captured. Until their reappearance during the [[Gothic War]], there had been no more reports of either ship. Certain incidents when the two vessels fought together indicated there was still a great deal of enmity between them and in the Battle for Duran, the ''Horrific'' repaid the earlier treachery. It abandoned the [[Chaos]] fleet during the final assault of that battle and the ''Heartless Destroyer'' was crippled. The badly mauled heavy cruiser was then eventually destroyed when it drifted into range of planetary defense platforms.
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With the advent of the newer [[Cruiser]]s, many of the old Heavy Cruisers were given less and less attention for refits and rearming. This led to a number of captains denouncing the [[Imperium]] and turning Renegade. In the [[Gothic War]] the ''Styx''-class was essential for the followers of [[Abaddon]] in many battles, as its considerable flight bays can house and launch almost as many [[Attack Craft]] as an [[Emperor-class Battleship|''Emperor''-class Battleship]]. Particularly during several planetary assaults, bombers from ''Styx''-class Heavy Cruisers were used for destroying ground-based defences before larger vessels and troop transports entered low orbit.
==Notable Styx Grand Cruisers==
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*''Horrific''
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==History==
*''Heartless Destroyer''
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Mustering a considerable array of long-range weapons batteries to complement its sizeable launch bays, the ''Styx'' is even more formidable than its considerable tonnage would suggest. There are 7 recorded instances of ''Styx''-class Heavy Cruisers fighting against the forces of the Emperor in the [[Segmentum Obscurus]] before the [[Gothic War]].
===Important Data===
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*'''Hull:''' Heavy Cruiser
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During that conflict, this figure rose to 39 major fleet battles involving ''Styx''-class ships, demonstrating the value the followers of the [[Dark Gods]] placed on their capabilities. Although there were at least 5 ships of this class ranged against the [[Imperium]] during that campaign only two were identifiable: the ''Horrific'' and the ''Heartless Destroyer''. Both had been laid down in the [[Cypra Mundi]] orbital dockyards in the early 33rd Millennium, and the ''Heartless Destroyer'' and the ''Horrific'' were frequently found in action together in various Chaos fleets.
*'''Class:''' Chaos ''Styx''-class Light Cruiser
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In 299.M35 the ''Heartless Destroyer'', the older of the two vessels, withdrew from an engagement against Traitorous raiders, leaving its companion ship to be reduced to a hulk and captured. Until their reappearance during the [[Gothic War]], there had been no more reports of either ship. Certain incidents where the two vessels fought together indicated there was still a great deal of enmity between them and in the Battle for Duran, the ''Horrific'' repaid the earlier treachery of its companion vessel. It abandoned the [[Chaos Warfleet|Chaos warfleet]] it had been a part of during the final assault of that battle and the ''Heartless Destroyer'' was crippled. The badly mauled Heavy Cruiser was then eventually destroyed when it drifted into range of the Imperial planetary defense platforms.
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==Dimensions==
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*'''Hull:''' [[Cruiser|Heavy Cruiser]]
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*'''Class:''' 'Styx''-class''
 
*'''Cross Ref:''' Blasphemy/Treachery/Heresy/Abomination
 
*'''Cross Ref:''' Blasphemy/Treachery/Heresy/Abomination
 
*'''Security Rating:''' Epsilon Primus
 
*'''Security Rating:''' Epsilon Primus
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*'''Current Location:''' Unknown
 
*'''Current Location:''' Unknown
 
*'''Current Status:''' Active
 
*'''Current Status:''' Active
*'''Recommended Response:''' Termination with Extreme Prejudice
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*'''Recommended Response:''' ''Damnatus. Expurgatio in Extremis''
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==Notable ''Styx''-class Heavy Cruisers==
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*'''''Ayamandar''''' - This ''Styx''-class Heavy Cruiser served the [[Weeping Veil]] Chapter of the [[Word Bearers]] [[Traitor Legion]] well as its mobile base of operations when they were away from the Word Bearers homeworld of [[Sicarus]] in the [[Eye of Terror]]. It played an instrumental role alongside the [[Death Guard]] warband called the [[Lords of Silence]] in the conquest of the [[White Consuls]] [[Space Marines]]' [[Space Marine Chapter homeworld|Chapter planet]] of [[Sabatine]] after the formation of the [[Great Rift]].
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*'''''Horrific'''''
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*'''''Heartless Destroyer'''''
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*'''''Lord Seth''''' - The ''Lord Seth'' fought during the [[Gothic War]]. It was the flagship of the [[Chaos Fleet|Chaos invasion fleet]] that assaulted the planet of Helia IV, and it was ultimately destroyed by repeated torpedo strikes from that world's Imperial defenders.
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*'''''Pluton'''''- The ''Pluton'' fought during the [[Gothic War]]. It was sighted at the Battle of Helia IV but escaped Imperial retribution and fled to harass the the servants of the Emperor another day.
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*'''''Scylla''''' - The ''Scylla'' fought during the [[Gothic War]]. It was one of the many vessels which escorted [[Abaddon the Despoiler]]'s [[Planet Killer]] wherever it went, tasked with protecting that doomsday weapon from any attack.
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*'''''Well of Souls''''' - The ''Well of Souls'' was destroyed by a boarding party of the [[Great Wolf]] [[Logan Grimnar]]'s [[Company (Space Marine)|Great Company]] during the [[War of The Wolf|War of the Wolf]].
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*''Battlefleet Gothic (Blue Book)'', p.120
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*''Battlefleet Gothic (Blue Book)'', pg. 120
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*''Execution Hour'' (Novel) by Gordon Rennie
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*''Champions of Fenris - A Codex: Space Wolves Supplement'' (7th Edition), pp. 15-27
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*''The Lords of Silence'' (Novel) by Chris Wraight, Chs. 10-12, 21-22
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Latest revision as of 23:14, October 7, 2018

Styx Class Heavy Cruiser

Chaos Styx-class Heavy Cruiser

The Chaos Styx-class Heavy Cruiser was once used throughout the Segmentum Obscurus and in many Imperial Navy fleets of the Ultima Segmentum during the 32nd and 33rd Millennia. In most fleets they were later phased out, in favour of the new Mars-class Battlecruiser that was created with its deadly Nova Cannon armament.

With the advent of the newer Cruisers, many of the old Heavy Cruisers were given less and less attention for refits and rearming. This led to a number of captains denouncing the Imperium and turning Renegade. In the Gothic War the Styx-class was essential for the followers of Abaddon in many battles, as its considerable flight bays can house and launch almost as many Attack Craft as an Emperor-class Battleship. Particularly during several planetary assaults, bombers from Styx-class Heavy Cruisers were used for destroying ground-based defences before larger vessels and troop transports entered low orbit.

HistoryEdit

Mustering a considerable array of long-range weapons batteries to complement its sizeable launch bays, the Styx is even more formidable than its considerable tonnage would suggest. There are 7 recorded instances of Styx-class Heavy Cruisers fighting against the forces of the Emperor in the Segmentum Obscurus before the Gothic War.

During that conflict, this figure rose to 39 major fleet battles involving Styx-class ships, demonstrating the value the followers of the Dark Gods placed on their capabilities. Although there were at least 5 ships of this class ranged against the Imperium during that campaign only two were identifiable: the Horrific and the Heartless Destroyer. Both had been laid down in the Cypra Mundi orbital dockyards in the early 33rd Millennium, and the Heartless Destroyer and the Horrific were frequently found in action together in various Chaos fleets.

In 299.M35 the Heartless Destroyer, the older of the two vessels, withdrew from an engagement against Traitorous raiders, leaving its companion ship to be reduced to a hulk and captured. Until their reappearance during the Gothic War, there had been no more reports of either ship. Certain incidents where the two vessels fought together indicated there was still a great deal of enmity between them and in the Battle for Duran, the Horrific repaid the earlier treachery of its companion vessel. It abandoned the Chaos warfleet it had been a part of during the final assault of that battle and the Heartless Destroyer was crippled. The badly mauled Heavy Cruiser was then eventually destroyed when it drifted into range of the Imperial planetary defense platforms.

DimensionsEdit

  • Hull: Heavy Cruiser
  • Class: 'Styx-class
  • Cross Ref: Blasphemy/Treachery/Heresy/Abomination
  • Security Rating: Epsilon Primus
  • Threat Rating: Alpha Majoris
  • Classification: Maximus
  • Current Location: Unknown
  • Current Status: Active
  • Recommended Response: Damnatus. Expurgatio in Extremis

Notable Styx-class Heavy CruisersEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Battlefleet Gothic (Blue Book), pg. 120
  • Execution Hour (Novel) by Gordon Rennie
  • Champions of Fenris - A Codex: Space Wolves Supplement (7th Edition), pp. 15-27
  • The Lords of Silence (Novel) by Chris Wraight, Chs. 10-12, 21-22
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