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[FT] Starfleet Wars Miniatures

From: John Crimmins <johncrim@v...>
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 00:32:40 -0500
Subject: [FT] Starfleet Wars Miniatures

Played FT for the first time in...well, too long last night, and with
Fleet Book rules for the first time ever.  It was a simple meeting
engagement, about 15 ships on each side, and as advised the SMLs were
limited.  Only one ship had one, and it never hit a thing.  Only got two
shots off, mind you, so that's not all that meaningful.

It's also worth noting that, because we were gaming on a much smaller
than usual, we used centimeters instead of inches for the first time.
While this caused a few problems -- none of the players was used to
estimating distances in cm --  and was one of the reasons that the SML
shots didn't hit, it worked out well enough that we've agreed to use cms
for FT from this point forward.

But anyway....	One of my oldest painted ship models is a Starfleet Wars
Terran Federation "Super Galactic Dreadnaught".  It's a huge chunk of
significantly bigger than even the largest GZG ships -- there's a
on this page
< >
-- showing the Superior ships next to an ESU fleet, and the SGD's
size is obvious.

Has anyone come up with stats for a ship this size?  I did it myself,
ago, and posted the results on the first version of my web page...but
was pre-Fleet Book, and is long lost in any case.  I'd be curious to see
what other people have done with this monster -- I'm esitmating the mass
be at least 500, although that's probably a little conservative.

For what it's worth, I'll be using the SGD in scenarios designed
specifically around it, not as a ship of the line.  It's big enough to
be a
fleet all by itself, when you get right down to it....

John X Crimmins
  " one of the secret masters of the world: a librarian.
They control information.  Don't ever piss one off."

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