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by Condottiere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2604
Views: 202558

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: 279
Views: 56170

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Hiking Trailer

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For Travellers on the go.
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 709
Views: 73582

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: 2604
Views: 202558

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: 2604
Views: 202558

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.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 279
Views: 56170

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

How the Universe Works - Formation of the Solar System And Black Hole - Space Discovery Documentary Started streaming on Jan 6, 2019 The formation and evolution of the Solar System began 4.6 billion years ago with the gravitational collapse of a small part of a giant molecular cloud. Most of the co...
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 709
Views: 73582

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Uranus Class https://andrewhaeipbcc.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/7/5/14754196/3835082_orig.png Imagine, if you will, a spherical hull sliced into fie sections: 1. Two Polar circles, used primarily as fleet command, control, communications, computers, collaboration, intelligence, inter...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2604
Views: 202558

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Speaking of Harrington, as I recall, you can see death coming if the other side launches enough missiles.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures
Replies: 23
Views: 617

Re: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures

There's always midcourse correction.

And the Honorverse's onboard fire direction missile that travels with the salvo.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large Scout Ships?
Replies: 27
Views: 620

Re: Large Scout Ships?

I don't doubt largish Scout Cruisers exist, but I suspect the big ones are repurposed from the Navy's surplus.

Are the Scouts inclined to maintain personnel heavy ships? Because if not, large Scout cruisers are likely the exception.
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 709
Views: 73582

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Army: Organization I'm inclined to think that Brigade Combat Teams will remain standard combat formation, large enough to punch and able to absorb attrition, with the structure to maintain the necessary support troops for sustained operations. Though, let's label them Task Groups . Th...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 72
Views: 3324

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

According to all the rules I've seen, default ten percent of fuel is the minimum used once you jump.
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2604
Views: 202558

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Tank construction and combat has been experienced, so we have a fair idea of what and what doesn't work. Spaceship combat using a made up combat system and ship design system is pretty much hit and miss. Tee Five allows composite armouring, and presumably a laser has a different effect from a nuclea...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 279
Views: 56170

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Hyundai Walking Car

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For those hard to reach places.
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 709
Views: 73582

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Pilot Streaming The Confederation Navy specializes it's pilots in Spacecraft , one reason most of it's vessels range between a hundred and five kay tonnes, with a selected elite encouraged to specialize in Capital Ships . One reason they prefer to use heavy fighters and heavier ...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!

The Azhanti was the largest ship with it's own set of complete deckplans, as well as a series of rather nifty backstories and adventure hooks. For a flag waving function and rapid response, not a bad option, but against a prepared opposition, rather fragile. I suspect the computer aspect will get re...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2604
Views: 202558

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Tank design is a compromise of mobility, firepower and protection. You can't outrun a missile or a cannon shell; you can try to see first, shoot first, hit first. Of course, if the enemy is moving around, and trying to do the same to you, that degrades accuracy. With modern ordnance, a direct hit sh...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large Scout Ships?
Replies: 27
Views: 620

Re: Large Scout Ships?

I'm pretty sure Scout Cruisers are canon, and new construction.

I don't think they'd bother with a spinal mount.
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!

That they've got big balls showing up here.

Oh yeah, I believe three Star Destroyers are supposed to be able to tarmac a world.
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 709
Views: 73582

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Hail Hydra! The Hydra concept developed as I tried figuring out how to construct cheap and relatively expendable starships, one branch led to an exercise in trying to build the smallest possible one at the least expensive, minimum tonnage and drive size tended to stymie much pro...