Re: Fleet Engagements (was: Battle of Neu Bremen)
From: "Oerjan Ohlson" <oerjan.ohlson@t...>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 06:44:31 +0100
Subject: Re: Fleet Engagements (was: Battle of Neu Bremen)
Ryan M Gill wrote:
> > Oops, sorry. The Richthofen only has 37 hull + armour, not 39 :-/
> Yeah with the armour its 14 damage points before the BvR makes a
> check for systems. 12 for the Bonaparte.
...which the shields transform to on average 15 for the Bonaparte.
Given average die rolls for everything but the Bonaparte DCPs (who all
fail miserably for simplicity <g>) the Bonaparte takes just above 50%
more beam damage to destroy than the Richthofen; if the DCPs are
counted in as well it creeps closer to 60% more.
(The difference to the second threshold is IME more important than the
first one, too - after the first check you still have most of your DCPs
left to fix things up, and barring abysmal luck you won't have lost too
much. The RvB reaches its 2nd threshold after 22 points, the Bonaparte
after 24 non-beam or on average 30 beam damage points.)
The Bonaparte is still in trouble if both its fighters and its missiles
are gone, of course - unless she can run, which (since she is a
thrust-6 ship) she usually can <g>
"Life is like a sewer.
What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."