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by Condottiere
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 94
Views: 2465

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

Considering the implied honour, squadrons can be assigned to the Capitol fleet from the front, and the whole rotated out there for combat experience, as would the Praetorian Guard.
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space Combat Hit Location.
Replies: 23
Views: 350

Re: Space Combat Hit Location.

If you spent default fifty thousand schmuckers per tonne, than your tanks should be fitted for artificial gravity.
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2561
Views: 193444

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering, and Little Rockets, Man! Well, firmpointed big rocket pods. Anyway, the only advantages that rocket motors have is that move faster up the tech tree than manoeuvre drives, and they are five times cheaper. I think they're simple to maintain, repair and manufacture in compari...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 94
Views: 2465

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

The Imperium will need a Capitol fleet, a Praetorian Guard, and several reserve fleets, strategic or otherwise, which be more or less located at centralized nodes. Empires have to be able to afford their militaries, and when inflation hits, high low mixtures become an option. Pragmatically speaking,...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2561
Views: 193444

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Upward Bound Power Satellites Beaming energy down from satellites in orbit to replace the production of electricity on Earth may solve many of our problems, and avoid a potential economic or ecological crisis such as energy bottlenecks or global warming. Today we will ex...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship is destroyed, now what?
Replies: 19
Views: 156

Re: Ship is destroyed, now what?

It depends on how damage was caused. If it's attritional, the ship may still be intact, but resemble Swiss cheese, the crew if suitably suited up, may remain very much hale and hearty. https://thumbs.gfycat.com/RemarkableUnfinishedFish-size_restricted.gif If it's delivered in the same round, the shi...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 697
Views: 68297

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Ship Classes In order to stick to stick my flag on them, until I'm more prepared to fill out the picture: 1. Cutlass class cutters 2. Freedom family of cutters (formerly Venture, but you can pun more with this) a. Freeloader free trader b. Freebooter close orbital combat patrol ...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 94
Views: 2465

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

One piece of alternate history is if the Kongos had been added to Beatty's vanguard. The assumption is that they probably would have been out front, and chewed up Hipper's scouting group, leaving the remnants to either high tail it out of there or get spit out by the follow up ships. Japanese profes...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 270
Views: 51011

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Bill Gates' Terrapower Project And The Traveling Wave Reactor | Answers With Joe Bill Gates has become one of the most powerful philanthropists in the world through the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, and one of the projects he's supported is a company called Terrapower, which is researching and...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2561
Views: 193444

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and Cosmonaut Performs Rocket Surgery, While Spacewalking, With a Knife. The Latest EVA outside the International Space Station saw one of the cosmonauts taking a knife to the outside of their return spacecraft to collect evidence for the investigation of the origin of a hole in t...
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 94
Views: 2465

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

1. Utilization of missile cruisers would primarily depend very much on current game mechanics; you may have noticed that the unit cost inflated from the last edition. As I tend to point out, ship armament should be complementary to chosen doctrine, which don't need to be uniform across a navy, choos...
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2561
Views: 193444

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and How NASA Engineers Use Origami To Design Future Spacecraft NASA is using origami to build a giant star blocker, in hopes of imaging distant worlds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly3hMBD4h5E I'm thinking extendible solar panelling. Also, extendible armour shielding.
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2561
Views: 193444

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Aerospaceplane, Engineering and My Chemical Romance The problem with batteries is that they tend to run out of juice, if you can't find a way to recharge them, and seventeen hundred turns in hyperspace ought to do that. Using a chemical power plant is plausible if you set aside a large ...
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 270
Views: 51011

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Self-sealing would be the obvious application.

An advanced variant would be pop up aerofins and increased streamlining, as the hull heats up as it hits an atmosphere.
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 222
Views: 21835

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

In "Family Business", Ishka is introduced as a Ferengi widow who receives a monthly stipend from her son, Quark (Armin Shimerman). Per Ferengi law, she is forbidden from making profit or wearing clothing, yet she has begun doing both and is found out by the Ferengi Commerce Authority (FCA; an agenc...
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 94
Views: 2465

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

First you have to recognize threats, resources available, and decide how you want to fight. While i always thought that having organic aircraft is actually a great advantage, it was pointed out to me that having all that aviation fuel on top really made it hazardous for a battleship during combat. T...
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2561
Views: 193444

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Aerospaceplane For obvious reasons, I hardly bother looking at technology greater than fourteen, and usually the introduction of fusion reactors marks the lower boundary. Now, I've no qualms of minimum one tonne power plants for spaceship designs, since they represent economies of scale...
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2561
Views: 193444

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: The Sad Truth About Life On The Millennium Falcon The Millennium Falcon is just about the coolest spaceship in sci-fi history. And it's also an uncomfortable, unreliable, ugly hunk of junk. Sure, it might feel tempting to hop aboard and live out your days as a devilish rogue or a heroic ...
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 270
Views: 51011

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Even at higher technological levels, I think that economics may continue to drive this.

I'm going to bet that bicycles will still be used.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2561
Views: 193444

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Aerospaceplane For obvious reasons, I hardly bother looking at technology greater than fourteen, and usually the introduction of fusion reactors marks the lower boundary. Now, I've no qualms of minimum one tonne power plants for spaceship designs, since they represent economies of scale...