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Re: Thoughts on FB3

From: "Izenberg, Noam" <Noam.Izenberg@j...>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 17:04:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Thoughts on FB3

From: John Leary <>

> I think the problem here is that the three arc offset and the
> ability to roll the ship without any penelty allows five arc
> coverage with a three arc cost (in both points and mass).
> I should also note that the mass saved by this system can
> be used to install more weapons or higher thrust, another
> advantage that comes with minimal cost.

I disagree that there's any automatic advantage to side arcs in large
where ships come from all directions. Plus rolling to cover the"other
even in smaller conflict is a maneuver decision that can have severe
penalties if you guess the opponent's move wrong. 

Re: NI timeline:

> 1) It must have been one He** of a Sha'Vasku fleet, 'cause they cannot
> fight thier way out of a paper bag.

Whyso? The NI/IF conflict was ~500 points of ships, the KV another
The Phalons come in with 500, when about 700 (mostly KV) or so remain
the 1st three groups, so if the Sa'Vasku arrive with only about 1000
they should be able to take everyone. Hardly a big fleet needed.

> 2) We can presume the NI did not get alone with the Sha'Vasku at the
> international meeting, since the 'S' trashed all the fleets.

I was under the impression that that "first contact" meeting was

>From Oerjan...

>...but the first contact between Phalons and humans was in 2191...

Ah! Erk!

Best make the year 2192 (or 3) , then.

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