I have a couple more starfighter questions I thought I would tack on to this thread.
1) In the Season 4 DVDs I have, the Aurora is always shown single-firing dual bolts from it's forward cannons. Where do the smaller light rapid fire cannons listed in the core book stats come from? Are they shown being used in the show in another season?
2) The Thunderbolt's fire is almost always shown as a rapid release of three individual bolts. This is more obvious in the later battles of the season, where they consistently fire three bolts at a time, while the Coriana battle shows a more continuous type fire. In any case, it strongly raises my suspicion that there is supposed to be some special rule for gatling cannon fire. Should they be made rapid fire? I think that Bruce Graw is on these boards. I'd like to hear from him what his intention was with the Thunderbolt weapons. If as Dag stated, he purposely wanted the Thunderbolt to trade overall damage for a stronger punch against large targets, or whether their weapons were intended to be stronger overall? Of course, I can understand that making 4d10 cannons rapid fire would probably be too much, as they would be doing more damage than a Nial with it's three 3d8 guns.
3) Speaking of the Nial, the show portrays it's fire as rotating rapidly between it's three cannons rather than firing all at once. Shouldn't this be represented in the game as rapid fire rather than fire-linking. I think of fire linking as what the Aurora does, firing both cannons simultaneously.
Well, thats all for now. Thanks for your input.