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by Condottiere
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Life support costs
Replies: 18
Views: 985

Re: Life support costs

Strictly speaking, the current High Guard allows variants on accomodations.

I don't think it's ever been explained the relationship of a cargo hold with life support, so that's something you'd probably have to add from Central Supply Catalogue if you have a sudden population explosion.
by Condottiere
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard: fighting hull-to-hull
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: High Guard: fighting hull-to-hull

That's one of those huge debates of the virtues of British carriers versus American ones, though I don't much remember much controversy over Japanese design(s), except for the fact that once damaged, they tended to self destruct; one major difference someone pointed out was that you really wanted an...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2640
Views: 215089

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Capacitors and Batteries I think the basic difference between capacitors and batteries is the accumulation and discharge of energy. Capacitors need to be able to be charge and discharge the energy required to power the jump drive within a turn, one reason they cost three meg...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard: fighting hull-to-hull
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: High Guard: fighting hull-to-hull

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by Condottiere
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Life support costs
Replies: 18
Views: 985

Re: Life support costs

It's a question of minimizing operating costs. Power doesn't really enter into the formula, if you're using fusion reactors, in terms of cost since you'll be paying end of year maintenance on it in any event. You can save an infinitesimal amount of fuel by switching off basic systems in certain part...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

1. Even a monogee thruster would generate a quarter gee vectorable lift when quartered; if might make gliding down smoother and somewhat more controllable. 2. https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C1uwWocvzqcFj3riQv8SjkZIzlk=/39x0:440x267/1200x800/filters:focal(39x0:440x267):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/u...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2640
Views: 215089

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering, Chemical Power Plants, and Hydrogen Generators: Safer Solutions for Power Plants High purity hydrogen is critical to reducing windage friction losses, increasing overall power plant efficiency. Some plants utilize bulk hydrogen while others produce hydrogen with on-site gen...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard: fighting hull-to-hull
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: High Guard: fighting hull-to-hull

If it were feasible, I considered using a planetoid to play chicken, as a few more dents aren't going to matter, but I imagine that more as a shoving contest, rather than a head on collision, as they fly side by side and bump one another.
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 717
Views: 80788

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Cruiser Gap Oops. An Imperium Sector Fleet has more like around one hundred and twenty cruisers of all types and variants. So that places my estimate at between twelve and thirty cruisers per nominal Confederation sector fleet, nominal being the operative word. That's a total of...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 717
Views: 80788

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Fleet Squadrons After flipping through Sector Fleet, I estimate that the Confederation Navy had six sector fleet equivalents, each with about a hundred fast dreadnoughts, four fighter (super)carriers, and anywhere between six and sixteen cruisers. They would have to have a strat...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!
Replies: 24
Views: 1661

Re: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!

I think the gunboat has to be able of some form of land power projection, in order to impose it's will, not just command of the sea.

As regards faster fire engines, that was one rationale for a centralized force of battlecruisers.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

1. The Lockheed Starfighter was a wonderful piece of engineering, meant to be flown by an experienced pilot for the interceptor role; also, Lockheed went around bribing everyone they could who had a say in the military procurement process to buy it. 2. Upto technological level fifteen, Traveller has...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2640
Views: 215089

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Hulls and Space/balls 55. Reactionary rockets are available from technological level seven onwards, and are always a bad choice, since they suck gas at an unconscionable rate. 56. At best, at technological level ten you can have a factor three rocket that has a sustainable fuel consumpti...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 298
Views: 62731

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Probably will be consolidated under cocaine patrons.

It's basically the cost of entry, in this case powerful motors, anything that floats, and weapons.

In Traveller, you get a corsair handed to you on a silver platter.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

I looked at the manoeuvre drive high technology options, and identified the orbital variant as being lifters, or the anti gravity motors that would be orientated downwards, and thus create buoyancy.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!
Replies: 24
Views: 1661

Re: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!

Gunboats are also more a product of the Industrial Revolution, so if you can have a fast fire engine, you can run around and put out more fires with less vehicles.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2640
Views: 215089

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Hulls and Space/balls 48. Depending on intended function, which corresponds to expected energy budget, you can tailor the type and output of the onboard power plant(s) and energy banks. 49. While it's not mentioned in High Guard, the minimum tonnage for a power plant for the default ener...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Only works if you open up the tanks to space.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Accelerator shotguns?
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Accelerator shotguns?

It's a shotgun, not a rocket propelled grenade launcher; also,you could stuff the back end with plastic chips to minimize that even further.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!
Replies: 24
Views: 1661

Re: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!

The Anglo-Zanzibar War was a military conflict fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate on 27 August 1896. The conflict lasted between 38 and 45 minutes, marking it as the shortest recorded war in history.[3] The immediate cause of the war was the death of the pro-British Sultan...