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by Condottiere
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Hulls, Non Gravitated, and Constant Acceleration in Jumpspace So being stuck in freefall for a week can be annoying. Since energy is relatively free and abundant, in a starship without artificial gravity plating, you could recreate that with constant acceleration while hypering through t...
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 591
Views: 36536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Starwarships: Star Destroyer So we're looking for a ship that would be ubiquitous throughout the Confederation, being the embodiment of it's ideals. And a reminder that Big Brother is watching. Ten thousand tonnes is an interesting starting point, since it's more than enough to crush ships from the...
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Going by the computer programme that extends the point defence protection to other ships, it would seem the range is short.

They might actually be slightly larger than smallcraft sized variants.
by Condottiere
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

We know how real life close in weapons systems work, very foggy how the High Guard variant is supposed to, since I would have assumed a gatling type pulse laser; twenty tonnes is either a series of linked turrets or barbettes, or a mini bay. In either case, range tells me how far away I can play pat...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Suffers being the operative word, not incapable of.
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 591
Views: 36536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Space Cadets Space Cadets is a movement that aims to support young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society, with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills, that might be needed on a colonized world. The Space Cadet moveme...
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 591
Views: 36536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

That would be more relevant to Mongosian design, since sixty tonne bridges are default for all ships over two kay tonnes.
by Condottiere
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Armaments, Stand Off Bomb Pumped Torpedoes and Point Defence Batteries A point defence battery automatically intercepts missile and torpedo salvoes just before they make their own attack rolls. That means, Point Defence Batteries must have an effective range that exceeds the stand off r...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 591
Views: 36536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Starwarships: Star Destroyer Star Destroyer was a term used to describe both a certain type of medium-sized[1] capital ship[2] used by the Galactic Republic, the Galactic Empire, the New Republic, the Imperial Remnant, the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, the Alliance-in-exile, the Fel Empire...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: DIY

You, too, can build a smallcraft in your garage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTvY9Llqtms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkq3lAW875o
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Usually you can infer such things from printed examples.

If they weren't contradictory.

With wargaming, you want explicit rules and concrete examples how things work, while with roleplaying fuzzy logic can apply.

I'm trying to figure out how to push that camel through the eye of the needle.
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low tech ships - Need help
Replies: 106
Views: 2815

Re: Low tech ships - Need help

The Yamatos were an almost complete surprise to American intelligence, possibly as much as the Montanas would have been to the Japanese later on.
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

It's an important distinction.

Are meson bay guns can(n)on in the Third Imperium setting?

Under High Technology, that could make them as rare as Collectors.

Standard would make them available to everyone.
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 165
Views: 10122

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Image

You're always need a pickup.

For a pickup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6FLU1ny9E
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low tech ships - Need help
Replies: 106
Views: 2815

Re: Low tech ships - Need help

There's one theory that if they had just gone after the Philippines, the Americans either would be more less willing to prosecute the war in the Pacific, or foollowing the original strategy, the Japanese would have been able to sink the entirety of the Pacific Fleet as it made it's way to Manila Bay...
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Armaments and Tachyon Cannons

With it's capability to bypass most armour, could be meson lite.

This could resolve the dilemma of High Guard meson bay equipped Imperium Navy ships, by retconning them with Tachyon Cannons.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low tech ships - Need help
Replies: 106
Views: 2815

Re: Low tech ships - Need help

Theoretically, ice cold space should keep the iceberg in tact, though mixing it with said sawdust and heavy interior insulation should keep it from melting from personnel and ship systems. As for Pearl Harbour, if the Japanese had risked more, like a third strike and then hunting down the missing ca...
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modular hull question
Replies: 41
Views: 766

Re: Modular hull question

How fast is the Moon moving?

It went interstellar and trans parsec in a relatively short time.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Passenger volume would indicate more quantity of drugs to gain the same effect.

Or less, with a danger of overdose.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2132
Views: 94885

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Passenger Volune For the past two days, passengers passing through Helsinki airport may have wondered whether their airline is suffering from weight issues. At check-in, Finnair staff have been asking them to please step briefly on to a set of weighing scales. But this isn't a new "thin...