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by Condottiere
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2329
Views: 107856

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starship: Cutlass Class Commercial Cruiser This would be a combination of the Broadsword with one of it's cutters. A two hundred tonne hull, with a performance of three gees and three parsecs, with a payload of a thirty man platoon, one air/raft, and two all terrain vehicles. With the engineering c...
by Condottiere
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Setting up a new Colony
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Setting up a new Colony

Sounds like a violation of planetary sovereignty, assuming the offended world is a member of the Imperium.

Probably easier to bribe the local politicians in leaving legal loopholes that foreign corporations, shell, proxies or otherwise, can exploit.
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2329
Views: 107856

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

The current edition has three primary changes:

1. Smallcraft weapon systems have drastically curtailed ranges.

2. Time speeds up if you can get ships in close proximity.

3. The larger the ship, the more it manoeuvres like a pregnant sow.
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41025

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

My brother and I were discussing the implications if the Chinese Politburo decided to support the North Koreans in an actual war. My point was that you actually need to occupy the Mainland to enforce your will, even if the Chinese military turns out to be crap. The assault ships are going to ve the ...
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2329
Views: 107856

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Light Fighters Future of light fighters[edit] The issue of where a fighter is best positioned on the weight, cost, and complexity curve is still a contentious issue.[127][128][129] Stealth technology (airframe and engine design that strongly reduce radar and heat signatures) seeks to em...
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2329
Views: 107856

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Light Fighter Effectiveness advantages[edit] The modern view of light/lightweight fighters is as a capable weapon intended to satisfy the main criteria of air-to-air combat effectiveness,[8][9][10][11][12] which in order of importance, are: 1. Achieving superiority in the element of sur...
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2329
Views: 107856

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Concepts remains the same.

The basic idea comes from diminishing returns, by using up half the resources for a slightly better example, to five or even ten times less expensive, and making up the qualitative difference with quantity.
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 172
Views: 12210

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

This Special Training Keeps Astronauts From Vomiting Everywhere

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Astronauts get motion sickness, too! However, through training with NASA scientists like Dr. Patricia Cowings, they learn to control it.
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial slavery ban & robots
Replies: 16
Views: 193

Re: Imperial slavery ban & robots

There's a Dunesian distrust on artificial intelligence, without which, machinery can't be considered sentient.

And I think it starts at technological level sixteen.
by Condottiere
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2329
Views: 107856

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Light Fighters Light fighters are fighter aircraft towards the low end of the practical range of weight, cost, and complexity over which fighters are fielded. The term lightweight fighter is more commonly used in the modern literature, and by example tends to imply somewhat more capable...
by Condottiere
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41025

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Solomani Rim Sector Fleet Apparently, a full sector fleet is stationed in four subsectors, minus the battle rider squadrons, which many or may not have been replaced with Fleet Squadrons. Twelve Patrol Squadrons are assigned with twenty patrol ships. That's three squadrons squee...
by Condottiere
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Marines Numbered Units
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Imperial Marines Numbered Units

I don't know what how the current Imperium Marine units are organized and named, but an easy way would be to take the organizational type from GURPS, and number the regiments the corresponding number to the fleet they are permanently attached to.
by Condottiere
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41025

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Tonnage and Warship Designation Battle ship - two hundred kilotonnes plus Battle cruiser - one hundred thirty kilotonnes plus Heavy cruiser - one hundred kilotonnes plus * cruiser - jump capable vessel (Fast) Fleet frigate - eight to twenty hundred tonnes Corvette - one to seven...
by Condottiere
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41025

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

It may only be me, but I have trouble keeping track of the design rules.

Anyway:
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GRAV plates and Grav Pong
Replies: 22
Views: 235

Re: GRAV plates and Grav Pong

Gravimetric Distorter: This weapon creates a distortion field that negates the effect of grav plating. Each gravimetric distorter can effect an area equivalent to one hundred tons of displacement ... This means all crew and items in the area will be subject to zero gravity conditions, unless the sh...
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41025

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

They'd have to expand on the primitive and advanced options chapter.

Be consistent and coherent, it resolves a lot of issues.

If meson bays are in, they're in, which is important to know especially regarding the Confederation warship design and planetary defences.
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41025

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

But they're not in the weapons chapter, whereas the ion cannons are.

Apparently, the Imperium Navy warships were supposed to be copied in toto from the previous editions, despite the dichotomy.
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2329
Views: 107856

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Large Smallcraft and Cockpits Apparently, the Arladu class utility boat from the Great Rift is sixty tonnes volume and has a double cockpit. So, either it was an oversight by the writer, or it's an extension of the rules. As such, you could have a ninety nine tonne shuttle with a double...
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: loans for Speculative Trade?
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: loans for Speculative Trade?

Someone's paying, but it might not be you.
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 642
Views: 41025

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

I thought so too.

But it's much clearer than meson bays.