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Re: FTFB Turn Arcs

From: "Oerjan Ohlson" <oerjan.ohlson@t...>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 05:28:37 +0100
Subject: Re: FTFB Turn Arcs

Chris Lowrey asked:

[Someone else - sorry, missed who - asked]

> > Hi guys!  I was wondering if anybody had a lasso style turn arc
> >with the revised FTFB firing arcs. 

No, but you can use the turning template in FT2 - F arc is 11 to 1, FS
1 to 3, AS is 3 to 5 etc. Just remove the FT2 arc markings - shouldn't
hard if you scan the FT2 template.

> I don't know about the above, but can anyone tell me why the turn
> the Fleet Book are different from the ones found in the Earthforce
> Sourcebook for the Babylon Project.

Because the timescales are different. One game turn in FT is "commonly
agreed upon" as ~15-20 minutes, whereas one EFSB turn is maybe 60

"Realistically", a change of facing for a starship takes on the order of
one minute to execute. This is a full EFSB turn or at least a very
significant fraction of it, but it is f-5-7% of a Full Thrust turn - so
Thrust 15+ ship might be affected by the time lost in turning, but
15+ is very rare :-/ 


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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