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by Condottiere
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Likely force
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: A Likely force

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by Condottiere
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 40
Views: 847

Re: Players and their armor.

Successful militaries tend to figure the best resource investment ratios.

On the microscale, characters will likely over invest in fire power and self preservation.
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.

What matters is structural integrity, which at least Tee Five pays lip service to.

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by Condottiere
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2470
Views: 131448

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Star Wars Aerodynamics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PilQTjw1Qis

I was curious how Star Wars ships would fare in a virtual wind tunnel! The results were super interesting!


Aerospacedynamics.

Arguably, you could shape deflector screens into the optimum form for flying.
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2470
Views: 131448

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Fusion Energy Is Coming. No, Really. | Answers With Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZm_mpbKX5c Fusion energy has been about 20 years away for over 60 years now. It's become something of a running joke at this point. But new developments over the last 5-10 years suggest that this ti...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Lab Ship

The essential difference between a recourse and non-recourse loan has to do with which assets a lender can go after if a borrower fails to repay a loan. In both types of loans, the lender is allowed to take possession of any assets that were used as collateral to secure the loan. In most cases, the...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Darkside of A.I.s
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: The Darkside of A.I.s

https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=100&image_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fhss%2Fstorage%2Fmidas%2Fa09186bf1c087ea33bcc029ff54a21df%2F206435474%2Fnorman-ed.jpg&client=cbc79c14efcebee57402&signature=fe398f01e86e059dadf56e0957f5abb4195736cf Scientists at MIT have created an AI psychopath trai...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics vs. aliens
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Psionics vs. aliens

You'd need some universal informational exchange; I think it was covered in Flandry.

Generally speaking, unless they're speaking similar languages, seems unlikely.
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.

Sometimes it's just plain aesthetics. However, Traveller ship design process is meant to be zero sum. You'd need someone with aerodynamics experience to give the correct ratio of surface area to stabilize flight, since lift, if you use lifters, wouldn't be relevant. Why would you use lifters? Greate...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Lab Ship

I forget, what happens when the ship is destroyed or damaged beyond economic recovery to the mortgage liability?
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A suitable force?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: A suitable force?

Out of curiosity, I looked up Drinax on the map.

An Azhanti could be there in two jumps.

It's possible that any Imperium response would be restrained, in order not to stir up the Aslans.
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Players and their armor.
Replies: 40
Views: 847

Re: Players and their armor.

Send down a couple of spider or snake drones.
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What tech level are these?
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: What tech level are these?

As I recall, Stargate stargates have unlimited range and instantaneous transition.
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 679
Views: 50077

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
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stripping down ships
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: Stripping down ships

Those are probably easier to manufacture and replace.

I'd suggest power plants, but they can be split up into small sizes and still get the same potential output.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 199
Views: 18802

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood, And We Wish We Were Kidding Move over kale. JACINTA BOWLER 7 APR 2018 An international team of scientists sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches in 2016. The reason? It's more than four times as nutritious as cow...
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stripping down ships
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: Stripping down ships

If you combine the transponder to what I'll assume is the unique jump signature of a starship, it would be hard to fake it.
by Condottiere
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deck Plans
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Deck Plans

I'm going to speculate that ten years down the line, you'll be able to explore a spaceship in three dimensions on your tablet, and fall back on a two dee map.
by Condottiere
Thu May 31, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 679
Views: 50077

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Army: Organization We probably know far more about the Home Guard than the Confederation Army. But let's assume that on the Sector level, it would have the same number of personnel as their opposing number, the Imperium Army. They would be very much aware that their primary purpose is...
by Condottiere
Thu May 31, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2470
Views: 131448

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Aerospike Engines - Why Aren't We Using them Now? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4zFefh5T-8 Over 50 years ago an engine was designed that overcame the inherent design inefficiencies of bell-shaped rocket nozzles, but despite much research in the 60's, 70's and 90's and was to power th...