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by baithammer
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hiring Escort Ships
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: Hiring Escort Ships

Not all parts of the route are going to be dangerous and arrangements could be made to escort through the leg that is of concern, further in some circumstances you wouldn't need a starship in order to provide the protection. ( Such as smallcraft from the system itself.)
by baithammer
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 68
Views: 3556

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

Since the ship relies on the docked pinnaces for thrust they probably have to be external, so Docking Spaces would be impractical.
Or use breakaway hull.
by baithammer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hiring Escort Ships
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: Hiring Escort Ships

That would be mortgage & crew salaries.
It would be a portion of the mortgage, operating expenses and wages with a bit of overhead for potential profit. ( Not factoring high risk assignments.)
by baithammer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Form follows function.
Replies: 51
Views: 1353

Re: Form follows function.

With the recent proof of gravity waves, it's not as far fetched as it once seen.
by baithammer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Upgrading drives on exisiting ships
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Upgrading drives on exisiting ships

Easiest way to upgrade a component is using an advanced version that fits or close to fits in the dt left by the removal of the old equipment. Armour would follow a similar pattern where the dt dedicated to armour would allow for moving to a different armour material, but that would still require en...
by baithammer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tech levels and their effects on stellar war
Replies: 45
Views: 2439

Re: Tech levels and their effects on stellar war

Higher TL starport can also make / repair lower tech ships, so if the facilities are occasionally used for servicing higher TL ships or special builds then the remaining time / facilities can be used to produce local sourced designs.
by baithammer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 68
Views: 3556

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

Forced Linkage and Breaching Tubes are used to board, i.e. dock against someones will. No special equipment is needed for willing docking. Under breaching tube is mentioned docking tubes which are required for ships without hangar or docking space. As for the Annic Nova, that would be better used w...
by baithammer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 68
Views: 3556

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

The only items that are spelled out to combine are the forced linkage arm and the boarding tube.
by baithammer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 68
Views: 3556

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

Clamps don't provide a hatch, you need to use an airlock on both sides with a docking tube between them. ( Docking tubes are assumed part of the airlock.)
by baithammer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship software Intellect
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: Ship software Intellect

By 'all attached systems' are you referring to ships with multiple computers? That is, for your standard Free Trader, Scout Ship, Subsidised Merchant, etc. would running Intellect plus Expert-Engineer on your personal computer be sufficient to initiate jump sequence? Stuff like locks, lights, ect.
by baithammer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 68
Views: 3556

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

There is a reason for clamps, it is for carriers with displacement limitations and little need for maneuver. ( IE. Raiders and pleasure craft.) Reasonably a Docking Space is designed for a specific craft and can't accept any other craft. Considering Airlocks are standardized, the space can fit a sin...
by baithammer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"

Note that if an ordinary weapon is mounted upon a spacecraft, the weapon still uses the ordinary (or Ground) scale – scale is reflected by the weapon being used, not what it is mounted upon. Which counters the argument that there is no ground scale. As to the second comment, I haven't found anythin...
by baithammer
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"

The point is that ground scale weapons don't change scale so doesn't use the high tech advantages of the ship scale but uses ground scale weapon modifications.
by baithammer
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship software Intellect
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: Ship software Intellect

The ship version allows voice command for all attached systems, where the personal computer version allows independent skill use only on that particular computer. ( Highguard has further virtual crew software that allows for multiple ships systems to run independent of the crew.)
by baithammer
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"

Long range is twice the effective range by default, that is no enhancement? Nope. Long Range: If a target is beyond the weapon’s Range but less than twice the Range away, it is at Long Range. They do? Even when mounted on spacecraft? Hinted at in HG description for smaller weapons. It is possible t...
by baithammer
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 68
Views: 3556

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

It really comes down to the degree of risk the ship will encounter, with the docking spaces being safer for emergency access due to being within the larger hull with a direct connection between the two vessels. In order to move between the vessels in a clamp situation a docking tube which is vulnera...
by baithammer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 68
Views: 3556

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

And you end up with the same function as the docking space, with the benefit of not being targetable while in the docking space.
by baithammer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"

Vehicle / personal scale weapons use that scales enhancements, not the spaceship ones. ( Which leaves the range enhancement to under twice the listed range for long range.)
by baithammer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gazelle Class Close Escort
Replies: 68
Views: 3556

Re: Gazelle Class Close Escort

It's about how the clamps are handled. If you like having to do eva everytime you need to transfer cargo or personel, then the clamps are your ticket. ( With plastic tube between the ships.) If you want to be able to do the above, while still within your ship and not dedicating full on hangar, than ...
by baithammer
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: The Revenge of "Smaller Weapons"

That would be range, as the heavy machine gun has a long range of under double the listed range so with range increase your looking at about 2.5 km range where most small craft weapons have a range of up to 10 km at close range. ( Would be nasty surprise for an insurgency though.)