Point Defence Battery Limitations

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Point Defence Battery Limitations

Postby SSWarlock » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 pm

Are Point Defence Batteries limited to 3000+ ton ships only?

I seem to recall such a limitation but looking at HG 2e on page 33 (pg 34 in my copy of the pdf file), I don't see it. Is this limitation stated somewhere else or am I just misremembering?
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Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

Postby baithammer » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:47 pm

Never seen such a limitation on Point Defense Battery, just that it requires a hard point.
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Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

Postby SSWarlock » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 am

baithammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Never seen such a limitation on Point Defense Battery, just that it requires a hard point.
Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if the limitation was part of some past errata. Sounds like I just didn't remember correctly. Good!
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Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

Postby AndrewW » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:25 am

SSWarlock wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Are Point Defence Batteries limited to 3000+ ton ships only?

I seem to recall such a limitation but looking at HG 2e on page 33 (pg 34 in my copy of the pdf file), I don't see it. Is this limitation stated somewhere else or am I just misremembering?
There isn't any ship size limit for Point Defence Batteries. Most stuff doesn't have any hull size limit, if you can fit it on the existing hull go ahead. Distributed Arrays which require a lot of surface area on the hull are limited to ships of 5,000 or more tons.
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Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

Postby SSWarlock » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:32 pm

AndrewW wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:25 am
There isn't any ship size limit for Point Defence Batteries. Most stuff doesn't have any hull size limit, if you can fit it on the existing hull go ahead. Distributed Arrays which require a lot of surface area on the hull are limited to ships of 5,000 or more tons.
Thank you for your connfirmation. I've also noted that the definition of "capital ship" is any ship with a displacement of, or above, 5000 tons. And the Midu Agashaam destroyer at 3000 tons has a Type 1 Point Defence Battery installed. This confirms by inference that PD Batteries are not limited to capital ships. I've been away from Traveller too long. I'm forgetting everything I've learned. *sigh*

Fortunately, I'm back in the saddle.
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Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

Postby Old School » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:50 pm

In that case, welcome back! You might be mixing point defense with distributed arrays in your memory. that's the only component with a minimum ship size that comes to mind.
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Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

Postby SSWarlock » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:33 pm

Old School wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:50 pm
In that case, welcome back! You might be mixing point defense with distributed arrays in your memory. that's the only component with a minimum ship size that comes to mind.
Thank you! And regarding my mixing in arrays, quite likely.
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