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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 22:51:06 +0000

Subject: Re: Calculating crew boxes... (AO problem also)

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>I've encountered a problem, try the following ship:
>
>101 mass
>Fragile hull.
>
>Following the algorithm given in the book you have 6 crew,
>10 hull boxes. 10/6 round up is 2. You put a DC party
>every two boxes and you end up with 5 DC parties instead
>of 6.
>
>AO and Ship Designer both give 5 Crew when they should give
>five in this case. It's not really their problem, it's the
>suggested means of calculating where to put crew from
>FT.
>
>I think what I am going to do in this odd case is give DC
>crews to the last two boxes. Any other suggestions?
This is the correct thing to do. Follow the rule as closely as you can,
then fill the last few hull boxes with the remaining crew stars. This
has
cropped up quite a lot in the FB2 designs, especially the Phalons who
have
frail hulls but lots of shell (armour), and this is what we've done for
them.
Jon (GZG)
>
>41 and fragile fails also.
>
>Roger
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