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RE: [FTFB] Fleet Book Kra'Vak

From: "Robertson, Brendan" <Brendan.Robertson@d...>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 15:50:07 +1100
Subject: RE: [FTFB] Fleet Book Kra'Vak

I can think of a couple of things (if anyone actually receives this!)

Your railguns don't really mass enough compared to beam weapons.  A
better comparison is the damage potential of P-Torps.
			Damage per mass point (unscreened target)
			range 0-6"	range 24-30"
class-1(6-arc)		0.798		0.000 
class-3 (1-arc) 	0.599		0.199 
P-torp (1-arc)		0.720		0.145 (no rerolls)
railgun-1 (3-arc)		1.340		0.350
railgun-2 (1-arc)		1.340		0.350
railgun-3 (1-arc)		1.012		0.262
(Schoon's railgun versions - with reroll damage)

As you can see, the railguns are about 60% more efficient against an
un-screened ship, which argues for at least a 50% mass increase for

The scattergun would be better to compare to a sub-munition pack rather
than class-1 due to it's expendable nature & higher damage curve (2.396
damage per mass at 0-6").  Leaving them as mass 1 but reducing the
antiship/antifighter range to 6" still makes it more efficient than
human tech, but running out of fighter defences is a Bad Thing (tm).

'Neath Southern Skies
T'was brillig, & the slithy toves,
Did gyre & gimle in the wabe.
All mimsy were the borogroves,
And mome raths outgrabe.
		       - Lewis Carroll "Through the Looking Glass".

-----Original Message-----
From:	Sean Bayan Schoonmaker []
Speaking of which... any comments on the Kra'Vak stuff I posted?

Class 1 RAILGUN - 1 MASS, 4-arc fire
Class 2 RAILGUN - 2 MASS, 2-arc fire
Class 3 RAILGUN - 4 MASS, 1-arc fire
Scattergun Charge - 2 MASS

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