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RE: UNSC fleet carrier design

From: Charles Stanley Taylor <charles.taylor@c...>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 21:31:01 +0100
Subject: RE: UNSC fleet carrier design

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	  Mark Kochte <> wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Charles Stanley Taylor wrote:
> > 
> > Well, have you seen the figure! (it is a) big, and b) noticably
> > and I have a psychological limitation "must design ships to have
> > represented by features on the figures" - which is a pain) 
> Out of curiosity, how do you work the standard line of GZG figs, then?

Err... I'm lazy and use the fleetbooks (except for some of my Kra'Vak
'cruisers' - actually old CMD KV tanks - that I might design their stats
for - or just use them as standard FB2 designs :-) 
> And you must LOVE the Superior line of Starfleet Wars ships.	:-)

Hmm.. not sure I've seen them - I'll have a look.
> >Frankly I
> > agree that its a bit big, (other people seem to think 'the bigger
> > better') - at least FT doesn't give bonuses to hitting things
> > they're large :-)
> It's been my take on this that the ranges between vessels is SO large
> that size is basically nullified to an approximation value - e.g, all
> ships are essentially the same size at a distance of 1000 km, ya know?

Thats what I figure.
> > > With mixed armament, it would be better to have something like the
> > > carriers, with 4-5 fighter groups & respectable armament.  It's
> > > undergunned for a SDN sized ship; once the fighters are gone, a
Valley Forge
> > > (190 mass) will tear it apart.

Actually - see my other post, it's a carrier, carrier w/o fighters vs.
SDN is going to be pretty one-sided however you cut it (even for the NSL
carrier vs. the NSL SDN - they had to take _something_ out when they put
in those hanger bays :-).
> > 
> > Once the fighters are gone (presume you mean destroyed) it runs away
> > (well, tries to) - but point taken (this is a _UN_ ship - probably
> > designed by committe :-).
> Not *my* UN committee!  ;-)
> Mk
Do you have any UN designs, I'd be interested in having a look, I havn't
found many (which is why I'm designing my own - see 'lazy' comment
above!) since starting this project I've found some on Paul Radford's

Under his campaign section - they are a bit different, and he's fitted
some with Railguns (like K-guns, but with a different SSD symbol).

Anyway, this committe of one will continue hacking about with my
designs, and hopefully I'll get round to trying them out soon :-)




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