So... your argument is based on the fact that something did not happen?Dragon1 said:I am not sure that I subscribe so much to the theory that Concordia-class Carriers (the 2633/34 models) were massed produced throughout the war. The Lexington in WC4 was supposed to be a Confederation-class ship, but due to moddeling problems, that didn't come to fruition.
It doesn't matter what could have been. It didn't happen - the Lexington ended up a Concordia-class, and thus it was established that the Concordia-class was the ship type most produced during the war.
Note also that the Confederation-class-in-WC4 mishap had a very positive result that helps us to better understand the Confederation-class: namely, the WC4 novel mentions that the Princeton and the Lexington have the same deck layout as the Concordia. Now, let's forget for a moment that the two classes look completely different (), and let's consider what this may mean - that the Confederation-class is derived from the the Concordia-class. Of course, it's significantly different because it's built around the PTC, but the similar deck layout still implies that the two classes have a lot in common.
This would, of course, also help explain why there wouldn't be any sense of having a special PTC-less Confederation-class: the Confederation-class, in some sense, is a PTC-ified Concordia-class, so making a PTC-less Confederation would leave you with a modified Concordia-class.
It's been established beyond any doubt whatsoever that the Concordia class are fleet carriers.There is a listing for Light Carrier (which may include both of the Ranger and Concordia classes. Both ships utilize the CV designation and not CVL or CVA).
Uh, so now it turns out that the Border Worlds captured not one, but two fleet carriers in WC4, simply because you want to see more Lexington-type ships?The new fleet carriers from the WC4 novel, like the 800-meter TCS Princeton were most likely intended to be Lexington-class. Only in the WC4 game do we hear of the "Concordia-class" reference for the CV48 in the Speradon missions. The CV48 is never identified in the game as the new carrier Princeton, it is just assumed.
Note that even if a 'two separate carriers' was feasible, it wouldn't help your argument at all - we know that the CV-48 we capture in-game is a Concordia-class because we see it (and it is identified as such), and we know that the Princeton in the novel is Concordia-class because it's got the same layout as the Lexington (which is undeniably Concordia-class) and the Concordia. So, best case, you'd end up with Blair capturing two Concordia-class carriers... but no sign of the Lexington-type ships.