World War II Galaxy

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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:38 am

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0102 X8A4833-6 Diameter 13,400 km Pop. 108,718,000 Gas Giant
0107 XAC5554-6 Diameter 15,200 km Pop. 490,700 No Gas Giant
0109 X7A6878-9 Diameter 11,900 km Pop. 291,275,500 Gas Giant
0110 X8B8568-7 Diameter 13,000 km Pop. 311,500 Gas Giant
Melborne 0306 BA86845-B Diameter 16,700 km Pop. 223,311,500 Gas Giant
Sydney 0307 A76A845-B Diameter 11,500 km Pop. 444,502,900 Gas Giant
Brisbane 0308 C8A9845-B Diameter 13,500 km Pop. 186,877,400 Gas Giant
0401 X9CA789-7 Diameter 14,700 km Pop. 11,210,700 Gas Giant
Adelade 0405 CA68548-5 Diameter 16,700 km Pop. 175,300 Gas Giant
0502 X6B8684-4 Diameter 10,300 km Pop. 5,251,400 Gas Giant
0601 XA96530-7 Diameter 16,700 km Pop. 943,000 Gas Giant
Nullabor 0603 BACA643-B Diameter 16,700 km Pop. 114,300,000 Gas Giant
0604 X5858C9-4 Diameter 8,300 km Pop. 448,600 Gas Giant
Wellesley 0606 C9A7649-8 Diameter 14,200 km Pop. 2,781,400 No Gas Giant
York 0607 E8AA549-B Diameter 12,800 km Pop. 602,350 Gas Giant
New Britain 0608 CA7A641-B Diameter 15,300 km Pop. 1,404,500 Gas Giant
Rabaul 0609 D756841-6 Diameter 11,300 km Pop. 123,917,900 Gas Giant
Solomon 0610 CA8A966-A Diameter 15,800 km Pop. 1,010,200,900 Gas Giant
Tanami 0704 C788846-5 Diameter 10,700 km Pop. 290,697,300 Gas Giant
Papaua 0707 C6AA6A9-7 Diameter 10,200 km Pop. 5,130,900 Gas Giant
0709 X99A553-A Diameter 15,000 km Pop. 964,100 Gas Giant
Perth 0801 A9A9649-B Diameter 15,000 km Pop. 2,705,400 Gas Giant
Kimberley 0803 BA6A949-B Diameter 15,700 km Pop. 1,030,552,100 Gas Giant
Darwin 0805 C966949-8 Diameter 14,900 km Pop. 1,170,755,900 Gas Giant
Java 0806 C6A2659-8 Diameter 9,700 km Pop. 1,682,600 Gas Giant
Truk 0809 C674845-8 Diameter 9,900 km Pop. 202,791,700 Gas Giant
Ponape 0810 D785752-7 Diameter 10,900 km Pop. 63,016,300 Gas Giant
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby vladthemad » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:33 am

Hmm...have you looked at the 2300ad books? I'm not sure how Mongoose has adapted them, but might be worth a look. The accessible universe was much smaller (30 or so systems if I remember correctly), politics and war between the nations is still very much going on (not the all encompassing government of the Imperium), and it used stutterwarp which was a FTL drive in real space which would isn't much different than hyperspace mechanic-wise. It was a lot more hard science than traveller too though...which might not be a bad thing!
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Re: World War II Galaxy

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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:58 am

vladthemad wrote:Hmm...have you looked at the 2300ad books? I'm not sure how Mongoose has adapted them, but might be worth a look. The accessible universe was much smaller (30 or so systems if I remember correctly), politics and war between the nations is still very much going on (not the all encompassing government of the Imperium), and it used stutterwarp which was a FTL drive in real space which would isn't much different than hyperspace mechanic-wise. It was a lot more hard science than traveller too though...which might not be a bad thing!
The whole idea came about when I thought of the Star Wars Stormtroopers. The Germans had the first Stromtroopers, and Star Wars stole the idea from them, so I decided to create a setting which more closely resembled World War II while retaining some Star Wars elements. I think I'll have some psionics in this setting as well, and a plasma sword (Light sabre), requires the precognition talent in order to deflect laser bolt with it, it also makes the person aware of his surroundings without using his physical senses, and at the GM's discretion, provides some knowledge of future events, but of course always in motion is the future! In this setting, Hitler replaces Palpatine, There are Star Destroyers ad Star Carriers plus various kinds of fighter spacecraft, and light starships, instead of there being a Galactic Empire, we have several empires fighting for galactic conquest or simply for survival. The main Empires are The British Empire, The Third Reich, The Japanese Empire, The Soviet Union, The and United States.
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:01 am

vladthemad wrote:Hmm...have you looked at the 2300ad books? I'm not sure how Mongoose has adapted them, but might be worth a look. The accessible universe was much smaller (30 or so systems if I remember correctly), politics and war between the nations is still very much going on (not the all encompassing government of the Imperium), and it used stutterwarp which was a FTL drive in real space which would isn't much different than hyperspace mechanic-wise. It was a lot more hard science than traveller too though...which might not be a bad thing!
The whole idea came about when I thought of the Star Wars Stormtroopers. The Germans had the first Stormtroopers, and Star Wars stole the idea from them, so I decided to create a setting which more closely resembled World War II while retaining some Star Wars elements. I think I'll have some psionics in this setting as well, and a plasma sword (Light sabre), requires the precognition talent in order to deflect laser bolt with it, it also makes the person aware of his surroundings without using his physical senses, and at the GM's discretion, provides some knowledge of future events, but of course always in motion is the future! In this setting, Hitler replaces Palpatine, There are Star Destroyers ad Star Carriers plus various kinds of fighter spacecraft, and light starships, instead of there being a Galactic Empire, we have several empires fighting for galactic conquest or simply for survival. The main Empires are The British Empire, The Third Reich, The Japanese Empire, The Soviet Union, The and United States. The Storm Troopers in this setting are the equivalent to the Marine Service, they are a spacegoing army that specializes in boarding actions, and invasions of planets. The Army simply holds planets after the Stormtroopers have taken them.
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby domingojs23 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:15 am

Dear Tom,

Wow ! Very impressive work so far, and a fascinating premise. My campaign setting is quite similar, also taking in other Dieselpunk influences such as Rocketship Empires, Dust, AE-WWII, Gear Krieg, 1946, etc.

Please fill us in on how your campaign galaxy came about.

Looking forward to seeing further developments !

Cheers,

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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:34 am

domingojs23 wrote:Dear Tom,

Wow ! Very impressive work so far, and a fascinating premise. My campaign setting is quite similar, also taking in other Dieselpunk influences such as Rocketship Empires, Dust, AE-WWII, Gear Krieg, 1946, etc.

Please fill us in on how your campaign galaxy came about.

Looking forward to seeing further developments !

Cheers,

Gary
Actually it is the opposite of Dieselpunk, the technology is standard Traveller with the exception of a hyperdrive replacing the Jump Drive, the Setting is World War II, but throw across an interstellar milieu. The Star Wars movies were sort of like that, they had their "Space Nazis", but I was thinking of having my Space Nazis to be more like the historical Nazis. A parallel example in the fantasy World is a novel called Operation Chaos by Poul Anderson, it is set in the modern World, actually a version of World War II, but with magic replacing the technology of that era, in this case it is a higher tech level replacing the World War II tech in this setting.
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby domingojs23 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:06 am

Hi Tom,

Any further developments with your World War II Galaxy setting ?

Thanks !

Gary
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:26 am

domingojs23 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:06 am
Hi Tom,

Any further developments with your World War II Galaxy setting ?

Thanks !

Gary
I haven't worked on it in a while. Basically its a pseudo-Star Wars campaign, with Hitler replacing Emperor Palpatine. I did the work on another computer, which is now broken, but I posted everything here. I was hoping to make a collaborative project out of it. As you can see the map is complete, I just need to stat the worlds.
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 pm

I Think I would like to work on vehicles this time around, rolling up random worlds gets a little monotonous. Lets start with the various aircraft, which we will turn into spacecraft.
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A German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-3 of 11./JG 2 after landing in the UK by mistake in June 1942.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Fw_190

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He 112 in flight
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinkel_He_112
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:20 pm

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North American P-51D-5-NA Mustang #44-13926 from the 375th Fighter Squadron. Aircraft crashed on 9 August 1944, and the pilot was killed. The aircraft located at the Olympic Flight Museum in Olympia, Washington, which carries the serial number 44-13926 and is marked as airworthy, is a recreation of the original.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Ame ... 51_Mustang

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Replica of Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Model 22 (NX712Z) (Commemorative Air Force / American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A6M_Zero
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:22 pm

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Spitfire LF Mk IX, MH434 being flown by Ray Hanna in 2005. This aircraft shot down a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in 1943 while serving with No. 222 Squadron RAF.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire

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A Seafire XV in Royal Canadian Navy service
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Seafire
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:26 pm

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A U.S. Army Air Force Curtiss P-40E Warhawk of the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio (USA).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_P-40_Warhawk

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A series 66 LaGG-3 before taking off
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavochkin ... kov_LaGG-3
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Here are some preliminary tonnages of single seat space fighters:
Fock-Wulf Fw 190: 30.28 tons
Henkel He 112: 26.7 tons
North American P-51 Mustang: 38 tons
Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero): 24.8 tons
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby domingojs23 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:24 pm

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:26 am
domingojs23 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:06 am
Hi Tom,

Any further developments with your World War II Galaxy setting ?

Thanks !

Gary
I haven't worked on it in a while. Basically its a pseudo-Star Wars campaign, with Hitler replacing Emperor Palpatine. I did the work on another computer, which is now broken, but I posted everything here. I was hoping to make a collaborative project out of it. As you can see the map is complete, I just need to stat the worlds.

Dear Tom,

I'd be happy to collaborate ! :-)

Cheers,

Gary
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:05 pm

domingojs23 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:24 pm
Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:26 am
domingojs23 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:06 am
Hi Tom,

Any further developments with your World War II Galaxy setting ?

Thanks !

Gary
I haven't worked on it in a while. Basically its a pseudo-Star Wars campaign, with Hitler replacing Emperor Palpatine. I did the work on another computer, which is now broken, but I posted everything here. I was hoping to make a collaborative project out of it. As you can see the map is complete, I just need to stat the worlds.

Dear Tom,

I'd be happy to collaborate ! :-)

Cheers,

Gary
Good, here is a web site, that I find helpful in making the from calculation for each ship.
http://www.airproducts.com/products/Gas ... rogen.aspx
What you do is multiply the height by the length by the width to get a volume in cubic feet (cf) and enter that amount in the cf box for hydrogen and look at the box for kg and divide by 1000, and that is the dton volume for the equivalent space fighter.

Here is a list of world war Ii aircraft
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... rld_War_II

here is the website to find the specification for each aircraft.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/focke ... w-1901.htm

For instance the specs for the focke-wulf-fw190 is

Focke Wulf Fw 190 Specifications
Wingspan: 34 ft. 5-1/2 in. ­
Length: 29 ft. 4-1/4 in.
Height: 12 ft. 11-1/2 in.
Empty Weight: 7,652 lbs
Gross Weight: 10,724 lbs
Top Speed: 408 mph
Service Ceiling: 33,800 ft.
Range: 644 miles
Engine/Horsepower: One BMW 801D-2s/1700
Crew: 1
Armament: Two 13-mm MG-131 machine guns in fuselage; two 20-mm MG 151-20E cannons in wing roots and two more in the outer wing panels

multiply wingspan by length by height to get cf.
Go here to get cf converted to kg and divide by 1000 to get hull tonnage.
https://science.howstuffworks.com/focke ... w-1901.htm
You can substitute the name of the wwii aircraft your working on for "focke-wulf-fw-1901.htm" on the website address.
I am using the highguard rules to create ship statistics.
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:17 am

Here is my list so far
Fock-Wulf Fw 190: 30.28 tons
Henkel He 112: 26.7 tons
North American P-51 Mustang: 38 tons
Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero): 24.8 tons
Spitfire LF Mke: 30.5 tons
Super Marine Seafire XV: 34.3 tons
Curtis P-40 Warhawk: 36.6 tons
LaGG-3 series66: 17.5 tons
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:42 am

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:17 am
Here is my list so far
Fock-Wulf Fw 190: 30.28 tons
Henkel He 112: 26.7 tons
North American P-51 Mustang: 38 tons
Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero): 24.8 tons
Spitfire LF Mke: 30.5 tons
Super Marine Seafire XV: 34.3 tons
Curtis P-40 Warhawk: 36.6 tons
LaGG-3 series66: 17.5 tons
I just thought I'd mention. I think I will use standard traveller rules for these fighters and other aircraft/spacecraft, so they can be used in any standard traveller campaign. I will use their capabilities and roles in World war II however as a guideline for the capabilities in a standard traveller campaign. I will substitute missile racks for drop bombs, and pulse and beam lasers for machine guns and cannons.
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Reynard » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:15 pm

So this means ground vehicles, both soft and armored fighting vehicles, will be grav equivalents and energy equivalent weapons? Panzers and Shermans mounting laser cannons and autocannons? Space capable fighters launched from orbiting carriers for air superiority and ground support followed by troop transport small craft?

The Battle of Britain should be interesting.
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Re: World War II Galaxy

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:43 pm

Reynard wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:15 pm
So this means ground vehicles, both soft and armored fighting vehicles, will be grav equivalents and energy equivalent weapons? Panzers and Shermans mounting laser cannons and autocannons? Space capable fighters launched from orbiting carriers for air superiority and ground support followed by troop transport small craft?

The Battle of Britain should be interesting.
Pretty much. I'm thinking of using Jump drives and making it compatible with the third Imperium campaign, see what happens if the whole galaxy replaces one of the rift sectors in charted space. Maybe some weird ancient artifact gets activated and replaces the Reft sector with World War II galaxy, forming a bridge, this would be diagonal to the Spinward Marches. it is 33 hexes across and about 30 hexes down, so about 9 Charted space subsectors approximately.

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