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by Condottiere
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: DARPA Hypersonic defenses
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: DARPA Hypersonic defenses

What they need is time to react, which a hypersonic missile is supposed to minimize. The Chinese and the Russians would probably first have to take out the surveillance satellites and Airborne Early Warning aircraft that the Americans would be using for round the clock coverage. And then one assumes...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software

Which would mean that a starship with a Core Computer factor Forty manufactured at technological level nine could perform a jump factor six, presuming they somehow got hold of a jump drive factor six.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2881
Views: 316838

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Recovery Deck and How to Land on the Battlestar Galactica Spacedock breaks down the landing system of the Jupiter Class Battlestar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC03TssDqRk 【妄想3DCG】コスモファルコン着艦シークエンス https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyXptxpCaD8 https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f8/3b/b6/f83...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 478
Views: 115876

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

How Aliens’ Iconic Pulse Rifle Was Created - Loadout Few fictional weapons are as iconic and influential as the Pulse Rifle. First seen in James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi blockbuster, Aliens, the M41A has undeniably become a cornerstone of pop culture. Its sleek futuristic design has influenced everyth...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to let players generate the characters they want without letting them min/max?
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: How to let players generate the characters they want without letting them min/max?

To my mind, that's the difference between story telling, and designing vehicles and weapon systems.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software

Probably one of those issues that tends to get spread under the rug. There is considerable difference between jump control one and six programmes, and technological level(s) availability might have been a natural cap on core computers' potential processing power; it may be that I had been lulled by ...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Russian 'light' carrier
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: New Russian 'light' carrier

There's always the option to install Quaker guns in a turret.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: DARPA Hypersonic defenses
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: DARPA Hypersonic defenses

Putin's problem is financing weapon research and development; you can't skim off the top of a falling gross national product, and still pay for expensive arms projects (you could, if you sacrifice your cut, social welfare, and infrastructure). I think the rumour is they tried to put a nuclear warhea...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 778
Views: 118234

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Accumulated six elite Herculii, forgot to include a Manticore and a Celestra, though I suspect both would have gotten missiled to extinction. A battle for eighty six hundred worth of Toaster hulls popped up, and i thought it was an opportunity to se...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Russian 'light' carrier
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: New Russian 'light' carrier

If you're going to tweak with the jump shadow, you could make it fifty diameters per parsec jumped; makes the ten percent reduction on diamter for advanced jump drives a lot more attractive, and the fifty percent increase possibly fatal.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Creating a Breakaway Hull
Replies: 42
Views: 567

Re: Creating a Breakaway Hull

I don't doubt that.

Though I suspect it also has to do with any undue stress applied, like acceleration, though I couldn't tell you at what point the clamps would just rip off, if not crack.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Russian 'light' carrier
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: New Russian 'light' carrier

1. When piracy changes from nuisance to threat, that's usually when you have organized naval expeditions to root them out. 2. Or you're looking for live fire practice, like the Royal Navy. 3. The piracy threat can increase to the point that it can challenge militarily the local regime, at which poin...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 478
Views: 115876

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Volkswagen's Factory Produces More Sausages Than They Make Cars Worldwide | Richard Hammond's Big Richard goes to Wolfsburg, Germany, to visit the Volkswagen factory. There, he learns that the plant is the only car factory in the world that also produces its own sausages on-site. https://www.youtub...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2881
Views: 316838

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Accomodations, Life Support and How Astronauts Make Oxygen in Space from Their Bodies Sending 1 lb of cargo into space costs about $10,000! So how do space agencies afford to send supplies like oxygen, water, and food to their astronauts? Before they found a more efficient solution, the...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2881
Views: 316838

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and Options 77. Launch tubes can send out spacecraft every thirty six seconds, while it takes docking spaces one to three minutes for hulls less than two kilotonnes, and one to six minutes for anything larger, though apparently during this time the hosting vessel can neither thrus...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 778
Views: 118234

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Now, it could be because the ships have started gaining more experience, combined with a rank tier ten commander, but the three Herculii heavy cruisers have managed to keep the Toasters at bay, once you set up the flak wall, making it nigh missile p...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Creating a Breakaway Hull
Replies: 42
Views: 567

Re: Creating a Breakaway Hull

Most captains probably want visitors to be docked at designated spots on their hull, and not be like barnacles, which is why they are the clampor.

Having multiple clamps means more care in lining up the two hulls; release should be almost instantaneous.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Creating a Breakaway Hull
Replies: 42
Views: 567

Re: Creating a Breakaway Hull

Docking to multiple clamps will likely take longer than docking to a single one.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to let players generate the characters they want without letting them min/max?
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: How to let players generate the characters they want without letting them min/max?

Role playing games allow great latitude to interpret RAW, to the point of mutating them mid session.

Wargaming tends to a stricter adherence, and keeping them as universal as possible, and because of time pressure, disputes can be resolved by chance.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Russian 'light' carrier
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: New Russian 'light' carrier

Good luck to them, building a class of warship traditionally launched by current Ukrainian shipyards, on a hull configuration they aren't familiar with. Since the cold war is turning hot in the Arctic, and the American like supercarriers, they can finally get around to building the Habakkuk. You cou...