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by Gaidheal
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 5,000kph and other questions....
Replies: 20
Views: 2914

"apparently the first aircraft to shoot itself down..." Haha! Classic stuff. I didn't know that either, although I did know it was theoretically possible, I would have said that the major reason is the engagement window - you need some essentialy super-human reactions and top-notch thinking to attem...
by Gaidheal
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 5,000kph and other questions....
Replies: 20
Views: 2914

"One word of wisdom about arming your fighter - guns won't work. The US built the YF12-A interceptor (later modified into the SR-71) and put guns on it to shoot down Soviet bombers. Unfortunately the aircraft tended to exceed the muzzle velocity of the guns, which the designers didn't take into effe...
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Favourite (possibly unrealistic) setting to convert?
Replies: 74
Views: 10763

There's some "Steampunk" and "Jules Verne" style sourcebooks for GURPS, actually... I just recently acquired a lot of GURPS stuff, including some of the Transhuman Space stuff I wanted and brand new hardcopies of 4E, as it happens.
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Scouts: Is it worth it?
Replies: 25
Views: 3277

I enjoyed Scouts... there were a couple of inaccuracies, based on common (false) ideas about certain environments and survival but overall I thought it added a lot to Traveller and would certainly be used by me in a Traveller based campaign.
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

Err, no it's not, emotionally attached as you might be to the COTI thing. Indeed, I'm not at all emotionally invested in this but I can follow logic rather well and make 'easy points' to paraphrase you, from relatively trivial facts. This is the case, of course, because it's trivially easy to show w...
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Atomic rockets and other cool stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 3829

Radius and you do indeed need a very wide cylinder or a very fast spin (or moderately high on both) to get a centripetal reaction giving apparent gravity approaching anything like Earth standard gravity.
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

How is it logical for America to feel indebted to a France that doesn't even exist anymore, and hasn't existed for over two centuries? America's republic has continued unbroken since it's inception, but France was (at the time of the war) a monarchy. Today, it's what, up to it's fifth republic? A f...
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

An irony not lost on most educated EU citizens...
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Feedback from a Player
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Sharing the load of rules resolution and bookkeeping is easy and should be routine (in other words you want to move in that direction, quickly, with a new group) - some very basic stuff that helps is (talking generic rpg here, btw): In combat, have people roll their "to hit" and also roll appropriat...
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

But that would be stupid. As an American friend of mine said, any debt they owe France has long been paid. No, that would be logical, as you just argued yourself (as logical as 'hating' France, at any rate) and the "you're useless militarily" would make slightly more sense, too, levelled against th...
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard Replacements
Replies: 75
Views: 22821

Very generous offer, I missed this thread earlier. I have no intention of returning any merchandise though and I'm incredibly impressed with Mongoose overall, as well as their products.
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psion is HERE!
Replies: 101
Views: 11152

So... I'm kind of tempted to go there, create an account and make my first post: My thoughts on Traveller? Nice rules system, pity about the background... but at least with new official version from Mongoose I can just dump all the horrible kludge and concentrate on the essence of Traveller. :¬) Any...
by Gaidheal
Thu May 14, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

Why "as an American"? Why not make up your own mind on people? Funnily enough I'd argue that "as an American" (USA) you're hugely indebted to the French and ought to be grateful, by default, not hostile. Of course, I agree with Tathlum; avoid the propaganda and 'national loyalties' and just judge i...
by Gaidheal
Sun May 10, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

Certainly did and I also have a very nice book all about the town and walked on the walls, bought ice cream from the Italian, etc, etc. ;¬)
by Gaidheal
Sun May 10, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

Bietigheim-Bissingen, by the way, rust. :¬)
by Gaidheal
Sun May 10, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

Dave, re: Traveller (and Imperium) These are the kinds of real life complications which actually are realistic and add that touch of flavour and believability to seemingly monolithic entities, along with the controversy and arguments about the precise status and where the lines are drawn. ;¬) I happ...
by Gaidheal
Sun May 10, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

LOL @ "completely wrong" Firstly, there are two acts of Union and in any case it's the union of the crowns (not an act of either parliament) which originally 'united' Scotland and England, under our king, James VI who became James of England, as well. James attempted to foster a new unity under the ...
by Gaidheal
Sun May 10, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

Captain - that's a verbatim quote of Wikipedia, at least acknowledge your sources. ;¬) The later Welsh bows were not short at all and it's their proficiency and tactics I addressed, not the creation of the bow which is indeed prehistoric. Valarian - the United Kingdom is Scotland and England and the...
by Gaidheal
Sun May 10, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

Another Swabian?! The ex was Swabian too, funnily enough, LOL. Anyway, I do endlessly steal the Michael out of the Welsh, especially my best friend but for all that I might say this, Wales isn't and never has been part of England and it takes decades to get a level of expertise suitable for battlefi...
by Gaidheal
Sat May 09, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11012

CotI? C'est quoi, ça?