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RE: Vector Movement and SML's

From: "Bell, Brian K" <Brian_Bell@d...>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 13:58:46 -0400
Subject: RE: Vector Movement and SML's

That's why every fleet needs escorts. To screen the capitals and to get
of the screening escorts. A balanced fleet is better in most situations.

No ship design is perfect. The one that I posted has a NUMBER of flaws.
is something that I would, probably, not take into battle. I prefer
ships (but, then I often loose).

And you are right. The fact that Salvo Missiles attack the nearest
target is
the biggest drawback (and balancing point) of the Salvo Missle systems.
me, then, rephrase my statement. Since the average ship in the Fleetbook
have a MD of 4, a Salvo Missile salvo launched at the point I described,
guarnteed to hit (excepting for PDS fire, screening ships, etc.) the
target ship. 

The point is still valid, however, that the average Fleetbook ship
dodge a 6" range SM salvo using vector movement.

Brian Bell

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Books []
> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 1:36 PM
> To:	gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
> Subject:	Re: Vector Movement and SML's
> On 11-Aug-99 at 13:22, Bell, Brian K ( wrote:
> > 6" is a bit much for vector. In the Fleet Book, the average ship has
> > thrust of 4. If you have a 6" radius, you can guarantee a hit on any
> ship
> > with a MD of 4 or less. Just place your SM's at the point where the
> > target's current heading and velocity will take it. It will not be
> to
> > move 6" from that point (and therefore will be in range). 
> > 
> If you think about it you are gauranteed a hit on anything thrust 6 or
> less.  Every book in the fleet book.	Of course, escorts can deal
> with this.  Just make sure you drop an escort close to the ships
> vector.
> That is the weakness with your design, I think I could take it out
> a lower point value fleet by having scouts to cover heavy cruisers.
> Roger

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