2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

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2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby msprange » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:26 pm

After a long, long wait, Ships of the French Arm is finally here and available on Drivethru;

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/1 ... te_id=7242

This is a massive, 208 page book (available in hardback later this year!) that contains a veritable fleet of new ships for 2300AD, including everything from tiny drop pods to military-grade destroyers. Every ship is presented with its full range of statistics, 3D imagery, deck plans, its history and development, and a few choice comments from those in the French Arm who have seen it all.

This really is one of the best Traveller books we have done to date, and Ships of the French Arm is really worth a look.
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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby hiro » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:11 pm

I just downloaded the updated file (grabbed the original last week).

What's changed in the update please?

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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby msprange » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:18 pm

Really nothing major, just a handful of typo corrections here and there.
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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby hiro » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:05 am

Thanks Matt.

I'm a bit surprised to see no one has posted about the book, is 2300 that much of a niche?
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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby Rikki Tikki Traveller » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:01 pm

I just finished reading it and really like.

LOTS of different designs showing different build ideas. Lots of player sized ships or ships they would likely encounter plus a couple of big boys to scare the pants off of them when they are trying to smuggle stuff on-world...

They use a slightly different format for the ship stats, which is a bit more fluid but usually runs more than one page and I found that the table formatting could get confusing when the same column was used for different purposes depending on what section you were reading in.

There were a few typos, but nothing earth-shattering.

Lots of nice little in-game descriptions of the vessels, several of the characters seem to have quite 'interesting' backgrounds.

If you are a 2300AD fan, this is a REALLY good book. Since the drive is unique to this setting, I don't know how useful it would to non-2300 people.

I really enjoyed it and felt it was well worth the money.

Full exterior and deck plans for each design.
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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby lastbesthope » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:15 pm

msprange wrote:Really nothing major, just a handful of typo corrections here and there.
Will these get fixed before the dead tree version gets printed?

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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby Rikki Tikki Traveller » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:30 pm

Yes of course.

BUT, others will randomly show up in different places! :lol:
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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby chrisdw » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:58 am

The print version does not appear to be available for pre-order yet, any idea when it will be up?
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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby msprange » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:08 pm

chrisdw wrote:The print version does not appear to be available for pre-order yet, any idea when it will be up?
It is just about to go to print now (just waiting for the special mask we use to do that matt/gloss finish on 2300AD hardbacks). And yes, latest version with corrections will be used for the print run!

I imagine we will see it early November.
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Re: 2300AD: Ships of the French Arm - It Is Finally Here!

Postby Somebody » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:32 am

Can we get a list of the ships in there by name/type/nation? The table of contents do not list them and at least for me (owning the GDW 2300AD set / using those rules) the question is "is the book worth buying for the ship ideas in there"?

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