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by fnord
2020-04-19 09:56am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)
Replies: 47
Views: 5606

Re: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)

I figured as much. I've worked on a couple of things where starship(yard) construction has been the limiting reagent and thus needing to be worked out in some detail.
by fnord
2020-04-18 10:20am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)
Replies: 47
Views: 5606

Re: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)

That sort of arglebargle would be covered under the first-of-kind premium (which could be higher than 40% - I grabbed it from nuclear reactor engineering), assuming the slips were already there, just that they hadn't built anything so damn BIG before. There would have been some gubbins learned from ...
by fnord
2020-04-18 06:46am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)
Replies: 47
Views: 5606

Re: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)

I was confusing the losses of Pegasus and the Excalibat . Between the time dilation fields and Asgard(-designed) beaming kit, I suspect the critical path for a new Lionheart hull is at least 3 times shorter, to an outside observer, than back in the day. You sure it's only economies of scale rather t...
by fnord
2020-04-17 11:14pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)
Replies: 47
Views: 5606

Re: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)

I like the writeup - good to see 13T isn't dead, just resting. What's the comparative expense (both capital and operational) of a Phoenix -class battlewagon compared to a Lionheart ? 2x? You had previously put Nemesis at 5x - presumably that's just the capital expense. Didn't the Excalibat get almos...
by fnord
2020-03-06 08:56pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

Spoilsport.
by fnord
2020-03-03 11:40am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

So not the Noun Of Pretentious Adjective , a la the psycho drop bears of Schlock Mercenary infamy? As it was probably obvious, I was taking the piss while trying to get the litotes pitched about right. Maybe Discretion for the third device that (iirc) was being kept back as a deterrent - tact, subtl...
by fnord
2020-03-03 12:35am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

Well, there's that NOVA bomb (maybe sarcastically named Tact, since Subtlety was expended already on part of the Covenant fleet), the spinal bang bangs of at least the Warstars, Phoenix, Dreadnought, and, knowing E_F, probably a supercarrier's suicide run into High Charity.
by fnord
2020-02-21 02:19am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)
Replies: 47
Views: 5606

Re: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)

This probably seems like a better place to ask about ship capabilities than the main story thread, so here goes:

How far off-axis can Kobolian vessels, especially the heavies, vector their main engine thrust? Any differences between vectoring in pitch and vectoring in yaw?
by fnord
2020-02-13 09:24am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)
Replies: 47
Views: 5606

Re: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)

Ok, so just treat it as a variant/subclass, much like the RN Daedalus ships (HMS Hell If I Know et al) being refitted into the Hell If I Know subclass?

On some further thought, wouldn't the Legend cruisers also fall under that rubric alongside the Lionhearts and Challengers?
by fnord
2020-02-12 05:11am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)
Replies: 47
Views: 5606

Re: Ships of the 13th Tribe (Ship/Design/Modelling Discussion)

How are you planning to handle classes that have had multiple flights built? For instance, I'm suspecting a Flight III Lionheart is a significantly tougher opponent (more shields, more dakka, nastier fighters with more shields + dakka themselves, etc) than a Flight I specimen. Likewise with the Chal...
by fnord
2020-01-14 08:52pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

Wow. And thus the Covenant Very-Uncivil War starts?
by fnord
2020-01-10 07:36pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

Thanks for that. From what you've said, it looks like OC Destroyers (Kate Stewart as at First Terra) no longer exists, and neither would its cruiser analogue. I'm not sure if that would be a good idea, especially in light of you saying "recommended by senior officers" - where would the institutional...
by fnord
2020-01-09 11:05pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

So do you have a single class of master's ticket, where a newly-minted destroyer driver would be qualified and trained to take over a warstar if things went really south? Or is it split into an escort and a capital-ship class, mirroring the distinction among the vessels themselves? In that two-class...
by fnord
2020-01-08 08:30pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

No, I was talking about the mundane paperwork. Namely, a certification that J. Random Officer is sufficiently skilled and experienced to command $SIZE_RANGE_AND_OR_CLASS_OF_VESSEL in their own right, not as someone else's lieutenant.
by fnord
2020-01-07 07:49pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

What's Kobolian Navy practice on master's ticket holders? Normally just the CO and XO, like most wet navies today?
by fnord
2019-12-26 08:59pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe: The Burning of Picon
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: The 13th Tribe: The Burning of Picon

Fair enough - maybe dial it back to "this Vice-Admiral" ?
by fnord
2019-12-20 06:17am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe: The Burning of Picon
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: The 13th Tribe: The Burning of Picon

It only showed up on a re-read, and is a nit anyway: There were a few silent groans at that announcement, but no one was going to argue with a Vice-Admiral over a change to a shuttle flight plan, especially not this Vice-Admiral going to that ship. There were a few silent groans at that announcement...
by fnord
2019-11-05 08:30pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

Implacable is a good option, but as much as I love Indefatigable it hits the same issue as using Invincible , namely that whole "blowing up from a single salvo at Jutland" thing. Besides, I can always drop in a mention of a public petition to use the name Thunder Child after a highly-successful BBC...
by fnord
2019-11-04 08:16pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

What about calling the new dreadnought HMS Implacable or Indefatigable? I guess HMS Embuggerance would be taking too much of the piss.
by fnord
2019-11-02 04:16am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

E_F, how's the next chapter coming?
by fnord
2019-10-29 01:20am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

So maybe we will be seeing Tau'ri escorts hulls soon then. Gotta protect that investment. Would said escorts simply be Tau'ri-built Legend s? Design is battle-proven, systems integration has already been done, some lessons have already been learned, etc. Or would they be too much ship for the escor...
by fnord
2019-10-26 11:18pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines
Replies: 712
Views: 191861

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

Shark, for some reason I was expecting the HR person's last line to be more like:

HR: Shark. Stop. Helping.
by fnord
2019-10-24 11:03pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

Since you don't have enough shout outs (</sarcasm>), how about Charlie Davenport as Yorktown's captain? (in The Hunt For Red October movie, at least, he drove Enterprise).
by fnord
2019-10-23 12:30pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

Would be giggleworthy (to me, at least) if Kirov mentions Ramius en passant, perhaps as a teacher or mentor - you might be running a little short on shout outs.
by fnord
2019-10-23 01:14am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War
Replies: 972
Views: 194891

Re: The 13th Tribe Book II: A Symphony of War

Eternal_Freedom wrote:
2019-10-22 05:46pm
While the idea of a giant Red October flying through space with Marko Ramius at the helm is hilarious...it's a bit far even for me :)
Seems like it would fit perfectly, but the Shchorpia Shchoolmashter (Colonial remixsh) mosht likely went down shwinging with hish battleshtar.