wait blackstone? what happened to the planet killer X? i'm confused =P
GAH!! you know, when the guy who wrote the post has the same question, you know you have problems. Yes, I apparently wrote the planet killer's description and put blackstone fortress in front of it
The SM could have the chapter superships-style warships from the Horus Heresy time for their superships. But since there were 20 of them and all of them are vastly different from one another, it's pointless to explain any details on them. Except they're all big. And powerful. Yeah, that's about it.
Yep, to describe those, you can take a venerable battle barge, which is any of a selection of Imperial and Chaos ships of battlecruiser or higher class, IIRC, so they're too different to make one profile for easily. However, the rules for the Eternal Crusader are very characterful for a space-based chapter. Also, the black templars rules include variants of strike cruisers that would give them the variety to be a fleet for those who want to play them. They are pretty interesting,and although they wouldn't be a main fleet, they should still be included because they have a much better selection than the other really small fleets, and they're too big to be a subset of imperial ships, especially considering the imperials have the best selection out there.
A Craftworld could be the Eldar supership, they carry a pretty horrific amount of firepower but can take less hits than other supers and should have massive drawbacks if it's lost, cus you just took a good percentage of the Eldar population with you.
I found a pdf of all the ships from BFG magazine a while back that had the rules for this and some other things that are pretty interesting, if anybody can find a link, that'd be awesome. Also, it wasn't a warship, but instead a giant piece of moving terrain that had hellacious armament. I'll try to track it down because it had some other very interesting stuff as well.
I'll be back when I have a guaranteed internet connection.
EDIT: Sweet, I found the additional ships compendium. A lot of the ships don't really fit, but there are a lot of cool and interesting ships in there.WWW Link