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by Chas
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Capital Ship Battles
Replies: 46
Views: 2579

Re: Capital Ship Battles

How are sandcasters looking?

I'm MIA at the moment, a bit too much going on to get into this properly...
by Chas
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fighter Squadron
Replies: 24
Views: 1349

Re: Fighter Squadron

Nerhesi wrote:While it makes sense Arcador, I think when it comes to abstraction we just dump criticals all together (If you notice, there are no criticals in Fleet Combat)
Hmmm... is that making armored bulkheads redundant?
by Chas
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Non-Debatable Typos et al
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Non-Debatable Typos et al

So there's a chunk of new stuff that needs looking at and stuff still outstanding in the previous edition but I figured we can have one dedicated thread for NOT things to discuss as there's a lot of things to discuss and don't want to head off into tangents. I'll start with this one: Screen Defence ...
by Chas
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech level, the tachyon cannon 'n' stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 1356

Re: Tech level, the tachyon cannon 'n' stuff

Understood and had assumed this was the intention. It does however create its own unique rule balance issues for consideration - like the TL10 J1 nuclear missile or torp ship that massacres everything else in space, heh.
by Chas
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Smart missiles and line of sight
Replies: 20
Views: 1257

Re: Smart missiles and line of sight

I was thinking the more likely situation was a fighter getting behind a ship of the line Matt. Say a situation where fighters are launched early, and then getting through distant and very long range still hanging around the battleships out of line of sight, much like soldiers advancing behind tanks ...
by Chas
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!
Replies: 129
Views: 10110

Re: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!

Given the ground assault direction of the above I also looked at an aerofin fighter but didn't like the 35 ton version and might prefer this:

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by Chas
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!
Replies: 129
Views: 10110

Re: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!

Had to work against my own prejudices, in that I hate leaving hull points and hardpoints behind. Still the central command location has a fair bit going for it as a carrier, and even more so, I like the black ops rider! So here's the Black Widow Intruder Carrier Mk II http://i67.tinypic.com/2liiy9u....
by Chas
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Suggested rules changes for sensors and stealth
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Suggested rules changes for sensors and stealth

Improving sensor range bands to determine details detected do not stack i.e. you cannot add a extension net system to a distributed array.

Along with their current benefits, stealth reduces the range band details can be distinguished by 1, superior stealth reduces the range band by 2.
by Chas
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Next Update for HG?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Next Update for HG?

There's a core component of High Guard that's not been presented yet - the fleet combat rules. I suspect there is another major beta release pending this finalization.
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Summary - your Top 10 items that need to be addressed
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Summary - your Top 10 items that need to be addressed

Okay, I'll try to keep it to stuff not mentioned yet above: 1. Revisit hull point gradation. Nehersi put up a new table. http://forum.mongoosepublishing.com/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=118605&start=20 2. Clarify Ion weapon damage: how to apply it (a % of components or who choses where it goes?), and effec...
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!
Replies: 129
Views: 10110

Re: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!

OK, my prejudice is leaking through. I see carriers as mobile bases, not combat ships in themselves. I saw the scenario of the Black Widow sneaking into a system, hiding in a convenient asteroid belt or discreet moon, serving as a hidden base for the riders and intruders. You could let you carried ...
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2000 J4 Drop Tank Cargo Hauler
Replies: 42
Views: 2765

Re: 2000 J4 Drop Tank Cargo Hauler

I submitted in the last Freelance Traveller a hydrogen fueling system, replete with tugs, fuel pods and all. I put an 8hr time window on the mission time from the time the tug leaves the fuel station in orbit around the gas giant, to flying into the atmosphere, finding the hydrogen, collecting it, ...
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!
Replies: 129
Views: 10110

Re: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!

Since it basically is a carrier relying on stealth, I would suggest skipping the armour. That would give you more space for marines, more small craft, and more riders. Ummm... not entirely sure. I was thinking of making it streamlined so that at need it could still get down and dirty. And with the ...
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2000 J4 Drop Tank Cargo Hauler
Replies: 42
Views: 2765

Re: 2000 J4 Drop Tank Cargo Hauler

? who is doing that? The ship we are discussing, in the OP? Phavoc's angst seemed to be well aflame before that was put up, so I asked. :lol: But even looking at that OP drop tank design I'd really want to compare that cost effectiveness vs. a cheap fueler. The drop tank still has to be refuled by ...
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2000 J4 Drop Tank Cargo Hauler
Replies: 42
Views: 2765

Re: 2000 J4 Drop Tank Cargo Hauler

But, to my original point, the way that they are being envisioned now, with ships putting ALL their jump fuel in drop tanks... THAT is not present in any TCS or HG design I have ever seen or recall reading. And THAT remains my point. ? who is doing that? The only common case I could see for doing a...
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!
Replies: 129
Views: 10110

Re: Fighters!Fighters!Fighters!

So I've had this concept for an intruder carrier for the Corsair/Privateer designs I put up earlier. Something I really like, where this ship (ultra-elite) and the light cruiser with the multi-mission capability are where I like to think of Traveller and High Guard meeting. The kind of ship where Tr...
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Train
Replies: 21
Views: 2324

Re: Jump Train

woops, yes TL14 of course. There'd be a point of low return though the further you got away from a TL14 source I'd imagine. Costs and ongoing supply would increase dramatically. It would have to be a particularly profitable run to justify it.
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Tech Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Low Tech Discussion

An age of enlightenment and peace as gentlepersons politely waved to each other from their respective vessels and decided on less suicidal ways to settle their differences.
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drop Tanks and Breakaway hulls: The Lesser Evil
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Drop Tanks and Breakaway hulls: The Lesser Evil

As I understand it the jump signature incoming is pretty much highly likely to be always spotted unless you have a stealth jump which ships of the line won't have. Or perhaps not?
by Chas
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Train
Replies: 21
Views: 2324

Re: Jump Train

What are the TLs of the related worlds and associated starports? Can really only see this working on a completely TL15 infrastructure which may not be available.