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by Condottiere
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Scouts and Scouting I get the impressions that scoutships are considered as part of the milieu. But how do they fit in exactly? In military operations, reconnaissance or scouting is the exploration outside an area occupied by friendly forces to gain information about natural features and...
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 282
Views: 56611

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Ross Kemp: In Search of Pirates | Somalia, Nigeria & East Asia Compilation | Ross Kemp Extreme World For almost 200 years the international piracy trade continues to grow which is having a knock on effect on insurance premiums and cost of goods. In this full series compilation join Ross as he trave...
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question on the 100D jump limit
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: Question on the 100D jump limit

Gravitational wells might well curve that straight line.

I joked that hyperspace is duodimensional, and that jump bubbles are tridimensional intrusions.

There is some control over the exact length of a jump, otherwise microjumps wouldn't be an option.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 282
Views: 56611

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Personnel Load out Been thinking a lot about this post. During a recent visit to the US Army’s Manoeuvre Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, I discussed the issue of saving weight with a senior group responsible for equipment procurement. There was unanimous agreement that whatever efforts are ma...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Hulls and Space/balls 13. Usable space is eight tonnes; three decks with the attic and the cellar each having one and a half tonnes, the central deck would have five tonnes at two and a half metre ceiling, and as per tradition, the sloping sides could be the fuel tanks. 14. Since a spher...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I refer to the chemical power plant as a diesel motor. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/40/%D0%9A-560_%C2%AB%D0%A1%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%C2%BB.jpg/1280px-%D0%9A-560_%C2%AB%D0%A1%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Hulls and Space/balls 1. I could be wrong, but my estimate of iron nickel alloy is that it's about two thirds the strength of Krupp armour plating, so twenty three centimetres would be about six inches, and constant atmospheric braking should make the surface case hardened. 2. Dents prob...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Hulls and Space/balls https://mathscinotes.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/analysis5.jpg?resize=577%2C767 Seven eighths of an inch steel. Building The Ultimate Submarine | Building the Ultimate |Spark People have dreamed of building a submarine for hundreds of years, but only in recent histo...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Probably more of an issue for commercial and unarmoured hulls.

However, that does bring forth a thought.

How deep can this little diving bell submerge, either in our oceans or the swirling maelstrom of a gas giant?
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 710
Views: 74054

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Fleet Squadrons Following Solomani Rim War experience those in the marches are built around battleships plus a screen of light escorts intended mainly for scouting. Tanker and courier units are attached. A typical squadron has six battleships, twelve escorts, two tankers, two te...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Hulls and Space/balls https://ericabloomsvanityproject.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/spaceballs-merchandising.jpg One nifty thing about perfect spheres is that while deckplans tend to expand and contract, you know exactly how much space you're dealing with. Sphere Shape Sphere Diagram with...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 282
Views: 56611

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Getting Started In Oxygen Not Included - Qol MK 1 Guide Part 1 Many people have asked me how to start a base in Oxygen Not Included,? This is a let's play guide of the things that are important early in the game AKA how to play oxygen not included January 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x77OG...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: untested house rule
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: untested house rule

It tends to be a question of what the players feel comfortable with. Withina specific career path, Traveller's character generation is meant to be random, and Mongoose has tweaked it by adding skill packs for particular adventure parties, to ensure required skillsets are available. If you take the G...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Another stellar navigation question:
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Another stellar navigation question:

As I understand this stuff, if the orbits have stabilized, more or less, over the course of hundreds of millions of years, some form of equilibrium was worked out by all existing gravitational wells. The orbits may be decaying, as all things do, but not a factor within the span of humanity's existen...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Question on the 100D jump limit
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: Question on the 100D jump limit

1. It's one of those circular discussions. 2. I'm pretty sure you can drift down the rabbit hole; accelerating while transitioning might be considered an unnecessary complication by the astrogator, and presumably doesn't affect the time spent in hyperspace, unless it throws off the astrogator's calc...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Life Support and Carbon dioxide scrubber Lithium hydroxide[edit] Other strong bases such as soda lime, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, and lithium hydroxide are able to remove carbon dioxide by chemically reacting with it. In particular, lithium hydroxide was used aboard spacecra...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 282
Views: 56611

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Hiking Trailer

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by Condottiere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 710
Views: 74054

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Uranus Class Let's assume that the Uranus class weighs a quarter of a million tonnes. Forty percent of that is a hundred kay tonnes, so let's assume each tropical slice is fifty thousand tonnes, plus a five hundred tonne bay, plus five hundred tonnes of turrets, maybe ten thousa...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

It was more relevant in the last edition, when rockets were smaller and cheaper, and I had a clear idea how high burn thrusters functioned.

I'm also slowly moving to more or less to one shot assault shuttles and/or drop pods.
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2615
Views: 203624

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: Astartes (Warhammer Forty Kay Fan Film)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-MteECxZUY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfGPMJ8A0QY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMGRa4_UjE4

Boarding action; plausible, if you can blast a hole through armour plating.