Something that partly inspired this challenge.
Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland-class “Panzerschiff” (armored ship), nicknamed a “pocket battleship” by the British, designed to be small and fast but heavily gunned.
The surface raider had been at sea at the start of the Second World War in September 1939, and had sunk several merchantmen in the Indian Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean.
The ship remained at sea for this period and would only take on supplies when the cruiser rendezvoused with her supply ship Altmark which would use a coded set of random locations to avoid being tracked.
I love this concept so this is part why I wanted to do this challenge.
I have created a class 3 1/2 CV with full weapon meta for HWS, I am naming her the Graf Spee to be used as a pocket battleship for next season for my challenge.
Certainly not a godship but designed to stay alive in PvP via means of mini engagements and escapes.
I will be supplied by allies who will bring supplies to me in PvP as the Altmark did for the graf spee in ww2.
Being smaller I wont have to spend so much time repairing or rebuilding it, this way I can stay in PvP for longer periods and avoid long wait time in PvE.
Unlike the average godship I have had to add constructor so I can mine and create my own fuel and ammo on the move, I dont really know if the pvp godship types have constructors on board.
I added a fridge in cockpit also, I am not too worried about this stuff being destroyed, the ship has a good lagshot hull for its size and short engagements should prevent damage going as far as the cockpit.
I can only fight where I have an even or advantage, certainly would not face a class 7 godship for long.
However next season I will be part of a large active mixed play clan and will be working as a pvp connection for them.
I will use my pocket battleship to support them where needed in PvP.
I am sure a full hws meta of weapons can help as support, even if they are on a smaller platform.
In return my allies will bring me the food and o2 and wood supplies I need for plastic and nitro.
I dabbled in sathon yesterday some more, the idea was to learn how to spot ships coming in the distance, I was actively seeking ships to tease in sathon for a few hours and was approached by an enemy ship 3 times in a row, each time i warped before he could get in range because I saw him coming but each time I let him get a bit closer until finally he was able to fire a couple of laser at my side.
This was a good range finding test for me.
For me this is good practice for next season, quick escape method and ship spotting tactics will help me stay alive in pvp with an inferior size class ship.
I will mine tons of Z and E while im out there to sell on ecc at cheap cheap prices ;)))
Being pvp I am sure as hell going to want to fight, and I will have an occasional brief skirmish with godships when I get bored.
In my own role, I may attack the ships clearly inferior to my own, though I dont want to take their ships or goods, i want to pop their warpy and demand a bit of resource to let them go ^-^
I will be fair when possible to do so, I know a lot of people don’t do fair in pvp but I will try to be nice :3
Like the graf spee I will be ever vigilant for those groups of superior ships seeking to put a stop to my goals