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by Condottiere
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1202
Views: 326536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Denebola Paragraph 2. Aligned interests. 6. Arsenal - plausible deniability. 8. Baytapik - Bay of Pigs? Infiltration waypoint. 10. Phoenix - won't withstand a siege. 11. Big Brother surveillance state. 12. Plausible, especially if they can't resist a Confederation task force...
by Condottiere
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Torpedo Boats in Traveller
Replies: 81
Views: 2100

Re: Torpedo Boats in Traveller

Slight difference between current naval warfare and that in Traveller, is that Traveller Starwarships have the High Ground (or Guard), and directly target anything dirtside, and with meson weapons, anything within the interior, if they had the coordinates. If return fire is a little too hot, they ca...
by Condottiere
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1202
Views: 326536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Fervore Paragraph 2. Going by the Chinese model, interior security forces outnumber the military, and it's debatable whose budget is larger. 3. Object lesson; but that depends on how much ambiguity is built into where the line(s) are. 4. Drimgir - religion is ideology, or is...
by Condottiere
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Torpedo Boats in Traveller
Replies: 81
Views: 2100

Re: Torpedo Boats in Traveller

Current published iteration of Confederation naval doctrine is all over the place. so lemons and lemonade; I get the impression they're expecting a repeat of the Battle of France. Current practice seems to be assessing threats and prioritizing targets; energy weapon systems allow snap shots, while m...
by Condottiere
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 942
Views: 357956

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-jr4GWlPZhc/maxresdefault.jpg Star Wars: Inside R2-D2 This is a technical 3D animation of R2-D2. Enjoy! The original R2-D2 was designed by George Lucas and legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie, who drew inspiration from the cartoon series Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Several R2-D2 mod...
by Condottiere
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1202
Views: 326536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Oriah Paragraph 4. Underhill seems to be somewhat equivalent to an Imperium Navy depot, described as a forward marshalling point for the sector's Strategic Fleet Reserve, with extensive repair yards that can be contracted by civilian clients. Vessels surplus to requirements ...
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3564
Views: 690346

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/tZyO-wn0ikM/maxresdefault.jpg Starwarships: Forgotten, Fatal, and Unethical Starfleet Bridges This is the Finishing of the Starfleet Bridges Program Trek Chapters Intro - 0:00 Windows Rebuff - 0:52 Seeing Outside - 1:50 The Battle Bridge - 02:56 Freedom Class Bridge - 04:26 K...
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Torpedo Boats in Traveller
Replies: 81
Views: 2100

Re: Torpedo Boats in Traveller

There is a case to be made for ordnance based weaponry, but you have to be very clear in your mind how best to employ them, and why you'd go with that option in the first place.
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1202
Views: 326536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Auva Paragraph 3. Naval base containing a patrol and security flotilla; Beltan seems subsector headquarters. 5. Darukaash Zen - population is listed in millions, so twenty three million dead and technological level six does seem pretty genocidal. 6. The planet is pretty smal...
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Torpedo Boats in Traveller
Replies: 81
Views: 2100

Re: Torpedo Boats in Traveller

Before I forget, in either case, it's a quick route to bankruptcy, except for large interstellar polity militaries.
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Torpedo Boats in Traveller
Replies: 81
Views: 2100

Re: Torpedo Boats in Traveller

For torpedoes, it's range, not the size of the salvoes. Three standard torpedoes one hundred fifty kilostarbux and three times six dice; five standard missiles 104'166.67 starbux and five times four dice. 8'333.34 starbux per dice versus 5'208.33 starbux per dice, 10,416.67 starbux after five rounds.
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mustering out with a Zhodani Scout Ship?
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Mustering out with a Zhodani Scout Ship?

Depends on how much attention you want to attract, that being half the selling point of the conspicuously consumptious civilian Hummer.
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1202
Views: 326536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Orichalc Paragraph 3. Orichalc Regional Defence Association; thirteen worlds with coordinated militaries. 4. Presumably technological level fourteen and jump factor two. 5. State within a State. 6. Gustav naval base; likely leased or colocated naval facilities on Cthonia. 7....
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 942
Views: 357956

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Qu_auNwwAgQ/maxresdefault.jpg Star Wars: Inside Darth Vader! A deep dive into Darth Vader's mechanized body and helmet and fully realize in 3D! Enjoy! Darth Vader’s suit followed an ancient Sith tradition where the warriors of the Dark Side of the Force would clad in heavy ar...
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mustering out with a Zhodani Scout Ship?
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Mustering out with a Zhodani Scout Ship?

I'd give the Vargr pilot a human engineer sidekick.

You should make the ship a Vargr constructed fast trader, as that's a lot less suspicious than either a Vargr scout (I don't recall if those exist), or an obvious Zhodani paramilitary starship.
by Condottiere
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - The Future of Traveller
Replies: 88
Views: 2942

Re: Travellers Needed - The Future of Traveller

If there is a republishing of High Guard in the pipeline before the Third Edition, it should be complete with all options, and have an independent outside group go over the canon spacecraft worksheets.
by Condottiere
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 1202
Views: 326536

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Solomani Confederation: Alba Paragraph 5. No (permanent) Confederation naval bases, though going by previous definitions of co joint army ones, that means no military bases at all. Confederation power projection from Dagir subsector, but for some reason, the Dagir Border Fleet is being drawn down. ...
by Condottiere
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3564
Views: 690346

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2Vjj3bO0Pdo/maxresdefault.jpg Starwarships: Klingon Bird of Prey - Interior Breakdown (Lower Decks) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vjj3bO0Pdo 1. Lighting and ambiance. 2. Spartan to the point of Age of Sail. 3. Periscope; maybe you could extend range or increase resolution ...
by Condottiere
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3564
Views: 690346

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h8FGlViDv0c/maxresdefault.jpg Starwarships: The New Starfleet Ships in Star Trek: Lower Decks The view from the lower decks is quite different from what's come before, but includes some new starship designs. In lieu of official information, the Templin Institute heads to spac...
by Condottiere
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 942
Views: 357956

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Xlfr6gXhtrc/maxresdefault.jpg Star Wars: Inside the AT-M6 Here is a detailed 3D animation of the exterior and interior of the AT-M6. Enjoy. The AT-M6 made its first appearance in the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, as the First Order variant of the AT-AT or A...