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by Condottiere
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2139
Views: 95079

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Sigtrygg wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Only with reaction drives, gravitic drives do not work in jumpspace - see T5.
You're going to have to specify the page.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 595
Views: 36608

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

If I interpret the material correctly, whether canon or legendary, really heavy armoured cruisers and battleships.

And then it becomes inflationary, sort of the Death Star syndrome.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2139
Views: 95079

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

That's a turret based weapon system with a secondary role as point defence.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How close are orbital starports?
Replies: 47
Views: 1419

Re: How close are orbital starports?

I heard of an elderly woman who sold her house, and bought a life time supply of cruise ship tickets.

Our equivalent would be Traveller Aid Society members who get a High Passage ticket every two months, and use of facilities at probably a reasonable cost.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2139
Views: 95079

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

I want to use them as light, short range anti ship weapons.

I'd estimate power usage at around three and a half points per gun.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low tech ships - Need help
Replies: 113
Views: 2899

Re: Low tech ships - Need help

Any clue what the chemical is?

I was going with diesel.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 595
Views: 36608

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

I saw two possible interpretations here, equally valid. The first one would be literal, since Empire Star Destroyers are capital ships built as pure intimidation, fire power, armour and endurance, and that would place them neatly above hundred kay tonnes, also fits in with the cruiser gap. The secon...
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2139
Views: 95079

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: 595
Views: 36608

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: 2139
Views: 95079

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: 2139
Views: 95079

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: 2139
Views: 95079

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: 595
Views: 36608

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: 595
Views: 36608

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: 2139
Views: 95079

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: 595
Views: 36608

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: 2139
Views: 95079

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: 2139
Views: 95079

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: 113
Views: 2899

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: 2139
Views: 95079

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.