The United Star Kingdom comprises of a homeworld and four seperate colonies. Each one is named after a city or town in the United Kingdom, and naming trends seem set to continue, with the name New Cardiff, New Manchester or New Liverpool suggested as the next colony.
The total peacetime economy of the USK is 98EP, with 15EP from trade. The maintenance costs account for 97EP
Each class will have, in the ship statistics, an In Service number which lists the number of vessels in service. The USK prefers medium warships for the workhorse role, with heavy battlewagons as the major wartime unit.
Cost: 26, Maintenance: 6/1, DV: 26, AS: 26, AF: 15, CR: 20, CC: 6, Basing: 12 (standard), Notes: Carrier, Jammer (1), Gunship. BP: 15. 4 in service
The Nelson is the largest warship in the Royal Navy, and are the squadron command ship in the primary offensive fleet formation, commanding two Cornwalls and two Galateas
Cost: 17, Maintenance: 3/1, DV: 15, AS: 13, AF: 2, CR: 12, CC: 4, Notes: Scout (2), Ballistic. BP: 5. 2 in service
The Polyphemus operate in a pair, commanding the four war squadrons in the Home Fleet, the offensive formation. They are pretty formidable opponents, but are weak against fighter strikes.
Cost: 16, Maintenance: 5/2, DV: 13, AS: 11, AF: 6, CR: 12, CC: 4, Basing: 6 (standard), Notes: Carrier, Assault, Mass Driver (1). BP: 6. 4 in service
The Devastations in service are all in one formation. This formation, labelled Second Fleet, would typically be assigned to the Home Fleet if the USK is at war. Much has been made not just about the single mass driver that is permanently a part of the Devastation cruisers arsenal but also the two Hellbores that were being researched before the hyperspace collapse.
Cost: 13, Maintenance: 2/2, DV: 12, AS: 12, AF: 6, CR: 9, CC: 4. BP: 6. 16 in service
The Cornwall is the primary hyper-capable unit in the Royal Navy, acting as command ship for the defence fleets in orbit of each colony, the trade escort and the exploration command vessels, as well as serving in the war fleet. The Cornwall is a stalwart of the Royal Navy
Cost: 7, Maintenance: 2/2, DV: 7, AS: 6, AF: 5, CR: 7, CC: 3, Notes: Explorer (2). BP: 4. 6 in service
The Exeter was originally, before the discovery that the hyperspace collapse had healed itself, going to be a light scout for defensive formations, employing both scout and jammer functions. However, the Admiralty quickly changed the design for exploration duties and constructed a number of them. Three are in each explorer formation, under the control of a Cornwall
Cost: 5, Maintenance: 1/3, DV: 4, AS: 6, AF: 4, CR: 4, CC: 2, Notes: Gunship, Non-Jump Capable. BP: 4. 30 in service
The Galatea is often seen accompanying a Cornwall, and before the advent of the Nelson was designed with that in mind. Four are found in each defence formation, two in the trade escort and the rest in the Home Fleet. Its only problem is a lack of speed which is a real concern for the Admiralty
Cost: 3, Maintenance: 1/4, DV: 3, AS: 0, AF: 3, CR: 3, CC: 1, Notes: Gunship, Atmospheric, Non-Jump Capable. BP: 2. 4 in service
The Lightning was constructed as a response to the lacklustre performance expected of the Polyphemus against fighter squadrons. Armed only with anti-fighter weapons, the Lightnings zip around the Polyphemus' tackling fighters while the Polyphemus' Nuclear Torpedoes slam into enemy capital ships.
The USK rely on one fighter class exclusively, the Typhoon fighter-bomber
Class: MF, Cost: 1/2, Maintenance: 1/12, DV: 2, AS: 2, AF: 2
The Royal Army employs three different army divisions, the Royal Lancers, the Royal Army Regulars and the Security Forces
Lancers: Cost: 4, Maintenance: 2/1, A: 4, D: 4, DFac: d3, ATR: 4, Marines
Regulars: Cost: 3, Maintenance: 2/2, A: 4, D: 4, DFac: d3, ATR: 4
Security: Cost: 1, Maintenance: 1/4, A: 2, D: 2, DFac: 0, ATR: 2, Peacekeepers, Compact
Four Lancers are on New London. Ten Regular Divisions are in service, two on each colony world. Eight Security Forces are in service, two on New London, Edinburgh and Birmingham, one on Luton and Bristol.
There are two shipyards in orbit of New London, one a standard shipyard, the other a shipyard-2. One colony fleet, one trade fleet and three transport fleets are also in the service of the USK.