Well that was just a random thought of me. It can be an explanation or not depends on the user who plays. Sotp is afterall designed so that people can make up there own storys and wars if I remember correctly.
Although I fail to see how putting a wreckage of a ship can make up for a war story. A ship that isn't yours, and that you can't build.
I found myself avenging the death of one of my ships, mostly out of fun, but finding a dead ship that could be misinterpreted as a CAS (being the same model)...that doesn't ring anything for me. Improving the model to make it different from the CAS requires Mal working on a new model that would exclusively be used as a rare-to-find type of planet/asteroid, which, for as much as Mal is a talented - and fast - modeller, I think is a complete waste of time, given that we still require the RCS model, the Adjudicator model, the Battleship model, the Pious model, and other ships that Cole might be planning to add, and those are buildable, very common ships that anyone sees regularly in the games.
Hence, why I said let's take it easy and make it, for now at least, something less serious.
I hope that clarifies my statements.
Peter Jackson, 27/07/2013: 1.08 am. A 20 hour day ... 15 years of Tolkien ... 771 days of shooting ...
"We would be fools to pursue the impossible simply because you believe the achievable is flawed" - Ugin