Search found 1384 matches

by Rick
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The neighborhood is a little more crowded
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: The neighborhood is a little more crowded

Big problem with a lifeless universe would be no fossil fuels both for energy and other products plus habitation whether or not for mineral exploitation. Although we can be quite certain that the majority of hydrocarbons on Earth were as a result of biological deposition (hence - fossil fuel), it s...
by Rick
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: The Invasion Begins: an unofficial Andromedan discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 16403

Re: The Invasion Begins: an unofficial Andromedan discussion

Sorry for asking this so late, but... any ideas on the Intruder stats? BTW, has anyone tried this rules? I would like to try them but only if someone is still interested. I suppose ACTA SF died too early to have a dedicated fan base. No, I don't think anyone is still interested over here. It's not ...
by Rick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: BF:E Errata
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: BF:E Errata

I agree that the 'One-Shot' rule should be dropped from every man-portable weapon in the game, to be replaced with 'slow' in the case of a reloaded launcher - all Infantry teams carry reloads, with more in their transport vehicle. I can't think of a single case where an entire weapon is discarded af...
by Rick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: WTB Bevo Minis
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: WTB Bevo Minis

With the current increase in plastic kits, I'm looking at 15mm as a viable alternative.
by Rick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Amended British List for BF Evo
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Amended British List for BF Evo

I would question the substitution of the Sultan for the 1st Command Team - the Recce Troop commander (Lt) would be in one of the 4 (or 5) Spartan's in the Recce Troop - the Squadron Commander would be in a Sultan, in which case he would be a higher level command asset not the only command team on th...
by Rick
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

One question is who pays for the meson sites? I think it would be local economy which means, to me, local TL tech support and local credits for builds and maintenance. The Rim might be the historical birthplace of the meson gun as Condottiere points out, but I suggest not every place seems to have ...
by Rick
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

A system might feel the need if the geography of the Main made it necessary for a system to have a very strong defense. It may not even be a system level decision, but could be way up the chain geographically. The Central Navy command analyses the trade and travel patterns and decides system X is a...
by Rick
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

'Cos if you know or suspect the other guy has got mesons up his sleeve, you have to really commit enough forces to overwhelm it. Otherwise, you'll have to go around it, because a battle of attrition will favour the defender. All you've done is dodged the question and talked straight past me again. ...
by Rick
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Illustration: Monopede Fast Attack
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: Illustration: Monopede Fast Attack

Where's the single leg or foot come into it? So far all you've shown are pictures of monowheels or monocycles. :evil:
by Rick
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

Indeed. SDBs are more flexible in that they can be essentially over-gunned customs vessels and do any of the other jobs a system fleet might need (rescue, cartography, hell - even supply runs between orbital installations). The problem is that even the best SDB is unlikely to match up to a jump-cap...
by Rick
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

To reiterate, it depends on how much a government wants to invest in system defence, which includes denying access to easy sources of fuel. The smallest meson gun costs a base two trillion schmuckers, but has to be taken out first or at least it's eyes and ears, otherwise dedicated tankers will be ...
by Rick
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

With a gas giant, fuel is not a limited resource. Access to fuel depends on how much the defending system government is willing to invest on defence forces deployed there. The moons could have deep site meson guns, with the SDBs provide uptodate targeting information. So, how long does it take to f...
by Rick
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

Yes indeed, for an Imperial fleet that has to be able to hit any system. Now consider a less well-equipped fleet. Assume it picks a target system with a gas giant (or more) - its first target will be to fight for control of the gas giant(s), at which point it doesn't need extensive tanking, has a br...
by Rick
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Panther-Class hunter mecha
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Panther-Class hunter mecha

Is it a true mecha, or is it heavy powered armour? The dividing line is a fairly fuzzy one, but the rule of thumb I like is 'Powered Armour is worn like a suit, a Mecha is piloted from a cockpit'.
by Rick
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Logistics in the Pacific during WW2

Bringing it back to Traveller for a moment. :D A scenario where one system has launched a desperate attack against another, both are unprepared for a long drawn-out war of attrition and small actions over planetoids and minor planets, could be great for an enterprising group of PC's; running cargoes...
by Rick
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 457

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

Neural impulses are the same whether they are caterpillars, frogs, or humans, my point was they didn't need to have continuous neural impulses in order to be revived, and so either do humans. Actually, they do. You cannot freeze a fish completely and then have it come back to life - fish can surviv...
by Rick
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 457

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

Ok, we're never going to agree on this! :D I think the technology has to be 'front-loaded' (ie - we have to know how to freeze a living body first, before we can successfully revive them) and you think the technology can be 'back-loaded' (ie - we freeze whatever we can and we will have the technolog...
by Rick
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 457

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

There are various animals that are frozen solid in the winter and then thaw out in the spring time, one example is frogs, there is a caterpillar that lives in the arctic, that takes 14 years to grow large enough to transform into a moth, since the summers are brief, they get frozen solid 14 times a...
by Rick
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is it a large enough force?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Is it a large enough force?

Depends what the military rules are for your world are. Several militaries class specforce as at least 1 rank higher than their regular counterparts (same might hold true for Royal Guard), and regulars the same 1 rank higher than militia or police (a lot of armed police are classified as 'militia' a...
by Rick
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen
Replies: 36
Views: 457

Re: Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

This works neatly in fantasy, since what's really at stake is the soul, not a photocopy. Well Rick apparently believes the human body needs a soul in order to have electrical activity in the brain. No, just a continuous trickle of electricity! It doesn't really matter too much - if you have a scena...