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by Condottiere
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 734
Views: 83455

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Lorried Regional Yeomanry: Comments Equipping the CAVALRY Squadron could be a pretty fun exercise in minimalism, until you start considering associated expenses, and precisely how opportunity cost works. The baseline is the Advanced Combat Rifle, which most ...
by Condottiere
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Colonization history of the Third Imperium
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Colonization history of the Third Imperium

Great Danegeld.
by Condottiere
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers
Replies: 43
Views: 545

Re: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers

You try to match the gee force allocated to twisting.

I would say it's the equivalent to trying to outturn your opponent.
by Condottiere
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 734
Views: 83455

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Lorried Regional Yeomanry: Comments At some point, it was discovered that four people made the optimally sized fire team; I think it came with the introduction of the jeep. Teams can be anywhere from two to six people, I would guess most team leaders in the ...
by Condottiere
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers
Replies: 43
Views: 545

Re: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers

Originally it was meant to give some form of flavouring for Confederation ship design philosophy, but I can't figure out any tactical advantages for it, unless it's a monocockpit, and you're equipped with guided missiles, because even off bore, you can pop them out, and they can change direction.
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers
Replies: 43
Views: 545

Re: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers

Rates of fire would vary across different weapon systems, and those extra dogfight turns would be required to acquire and predict a target's position, unless you want to snapshot it. Close In Weapons Systems would be fired in bursts, while a spinal mount would build up tension until it releases it's...
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Armour Coverage
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Armour Coverage

Reflec would be the easiest to have as a hoodie. Realistically, it's usually randomized percentages where any shrapnel piece or bullet hits, unless it's a called shot, and you usually prioritize the head and torso for protection, everywhere else can usually be stabilized long enough to get professio...
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What rank should the commanding Pc have
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: What rank should the commanding Pc have

It's either a large brigade or a small division, since it lacks adequate combat support of engineers and artillery, and depends on how you define a regiment, being anything from one to three organic battalions.
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 734
Views: 83455

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Lorried Regional Yeomanry It's claimed the ideal size of a cavalry squadron is one hundred and twenty eight troopers, but that has more to do with pre-radio span of control and formation keeping, both on the battlefield and the parade ground. The more classi...
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2650
Views: 218548

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

The other way to dump heat would be diverting it to plasma and fusion weapon systems, since the material gets expelled, and new material has to be heated up.
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Colonization history of the Third Imperium
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Colonization history of the Third Imperium

It tends to be a question of resources available to the original colonists, and information. You can best that the wealthy ones would like to colonize a resource rich system with at least one garden world, and could afford to go further, compared to poor persecuted dissidents, who might be quite sat...
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers
Replies: 43
Views: 545

Re: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers

Shouldn't be an issue for turrets, bays and guided missiles.

And you can always tack.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 734
Views: 83455

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Lorried Regional Yeomanry https://c8.alamy.com/comp/HJWGJR/sheet-music-cover-image-of-the-song-lingards-capt-jinks-of-the-horse-HJWGJR.jpg Because, you know, sponsored by the Navy, and they're a mounted unit. It's quite possible that they're two most promine...
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2650
Views: 218548

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I don't pretend to be a physicist either, but if you have to sink that heat any where, I'd dump it into the fusion reactor.

It seems pretty much equivalent to perpetual energy, if you use it to force a cycle through a steamish type turbine, whether the material is hydrogen, water or liquid metal.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers
Replies: 43
Views: 545

Re: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers

Large scale naval battles tend to be geographically based, bottlenecks or areas that need to be defended.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023

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Why do you think no one's been back?
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers
Replies: 43
Views: 545

Re: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers

With reaction rockets, it's easy to redirect the heat into the reaction chamber, and it leaves the spaceship.

You have magnetic bottles for a reason, you could also redirect all the excessive heat there.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2650
Views: 218548

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering, Power Plants, and Converting Heat Into Electricity Humankind wastes a lot of energy, but thanks to new technologies, it is increasingly affordable to harvest and use it. At a recent energy summit in Washington, one of the participating commercial firms exhibited photovoltai...
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2650
Views: 218548

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering, Power Plants, and Using nanotechnology to convert waste heat into electricity | Charles Stafford | TEDxTucsonSalon Dr. Stafford's talk discusses his ideas of using nanotechnology to convert waste heat into electricity. In particular, he shows how we might take advantage of ...