Re: Refit Dreadnought.... Question?
Yeah, it's based off the badly drawn cover art from Dreadnought!
. I actually rather enjoyed the story, but I see no reason to assume the USS Star Empire was not the same ship on the FJ list. It's possible the artwork was modified to avoid any potential legal action. Carey's description of the Saladin class might be the same way.
"If you think you're brave enough to walk the path of honor, then follow me into the dragon's den."