Asmodeus

Asmodeus
Vessel Profile
Type DropShip
Class Command Union (see text)

The DropShip Asmodeus was listed as part of the attached support vessels of the 3rd Battle Cluster of Beta Galaxy (Clan Wolf) in a ComStar document dated 1 December 3052, as "Union Class Command DropShip".[1]

Implied data[edit]

Exact Class[edit]

It should be noted that sources from the early Clan Invasion era, like the ComStar report naming the Asmodeus, have been known to (mis-)report Clan DropShips of the Broadsword, Union-C and Overlord-C classes in particular as vessels of equivalent Inner Sphere classes, namely the Leopard, Union, and Overlord.[2] This leaves a distinct possibility that the Asmodeus was in fact a Union-C. However, at the same time, other sources differentiated between these designs and still observed both Clan designs and their Inner Sphere predecessor designs serving side-by-side among the invading Clans.[3] For a lack of conclusive evidence to the contrary, the notion that the Asmodeus was a Union (and not a Union-C) is therefore taken at face value for the purpose of this article.

Command Vessel[edit]

The source makes a distinction between "Command Union" and other Union class DropShips, and does likewise for Command Overlords and Overlords, implying that this refers to the actual subvariant or configuration of the ship in question, and not merely its role.

(Specific "Command" variants are known to exist for both the Union and Overlord class;[4] it is unknown if corresponding sub-variants exist of the Union-C and Overlord-C.)

References[edit]

  1. Wolf Clan Soucebook, p. 89
  2. According to an official ruling by Ray "Adrian Gideon" Arrastia, made in the "Ask the Lead Developers" section of the BattleTech Forum which is reserved for official rulings.
  3. The Falcon and the Wolf, cf. "1st Wolf Guards/Clan Command (The Golden Keshik)", where 1 Clan Overlord-C and 3 Clan Overlords are noted as Support Vessels on p. 54
  4. Technical Readout: 3057, p. 26 and Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 24 (Intruder class entry)

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