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Re: FT / DS2 interface (miniatures idea)

From: "Oerjan Ohlson" <oerjan.ohlson@t...>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 18:29:46 +0200
Subject: Re: FT / DS2 interface (miniatures idea)

Thomas Pope wrote:
> - It would be really nice to have matching FT-scale and DS2-scale
> assault landers.  I know there is already that big resin version for
> that should  be pretty easy to make in FT scale...

...and a FT-scale model of the small interface lander (the one already
available in both DSII and SGII scale...

> - Though it's not really covered in the rules (is it?) 

DSII pps 41-43, SGII pps 48-51. 

> I'd love to see DS2 scale fighters as well. 

There are only 2 DSII-scale aerospace fighters in the GZG line AFAIK
(DF-V09 Valderik and DF-V10 Phoenix), but there are lots of other
models around. Neither matches an FT fighter very well IIRC, though the
Phoenix has resemblance the NSL Adlers somewhat.

> Unless there's some universe mechanic forbidding  it, I 
>   imagine fighters would make good ground-support craft in a pinch. 

That depends entirely on their design. The B5 Aurora Starfury (the
common one in the show) can't operate in atmospheres IIRC :-/

> Some other random thoughts:
> - in general, I'd really like to see more ships designed unique to
> different nations.  Things like Fleet tenders, repair/salvage ships,
armed > cargo and  fuel carriers.  This also includes non-ftl ships.
> and system defense boats)

A few problems here, mainly caused by the fact that there are only so
many ways to build a tender, cargo ship or small vessel :-/ They'd be
even more repetitive than the FB1 DDs (OK, the thrust rating and amount
of armour varies from nation to nation, but their armaments are

> - Civilian ships are always nice, though I don't imagine they sell
> terribly well.  Still, I'd buy a luxury liner if one was produced. 
> diplomatic couriers, scout ships, etc. woudl be nice too...
> I suppose that's all.  I figured rather then emailing Jon directly
> this, it might be nice to get some feedback.	If nothing else, having
> ten people say "I'd buy this" is always better than one.

The thing that strikes me is: Why constrict yourself to GZG models?
There are scores of different starship lines out there; chances are
quite good that someone already makes the model you're looking for.


Oerjan Ohlson

"Life is like a sewer.
  What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."
- Hen3ry

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