Tactics Scenario: Boarding Action [SW:TFA Spoilers]

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Re: Tactics Scenario: Boarding Action [SW:TFA Spoilers]

Postby NecronLord » 2016-02-08 07:41am

One of the emitters; they do say that several emitters on each strip fire simultaneously. But yeah.
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Re: Tactics Scenario: Boarding Action [SW:TFA Spoilers]

Postby Purple » 2016-02-08 08:18am

Batman wrote:They also gave the type X phasers a whopping 1.02GW while giving the type IIs (you know, the banana phasers) 4.5E7 MJ power cells. A hand phaser power cell therefore should be able to power one of the ship's main phaser arrays for 12 hours of continuous fire. I think it's safe to say the numbers from the TNG TM are questionable at best.

Just because a battery can hold that much power does not mean it can release it quickly enough to power the ships phaser banks. They could just have a ridiculously high density storage method that has a relatively low wattage.
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Re: Tactics Scenario: Boarding Action [SW:TFA Spoilers]

Postby WATCH-MAN » 2016-02-08 09:55am

I just remembered an incident in the TNG episode "The Chase": In this episode, two Cardassian Warships fired several times on the nacelles of the USS Enterprise D while the shields were not activated. Only a power boost to the structural integrity field protected the nacelles.


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Assuming that the weapon fire from the Cardassian warships is stronger than what a Sienar-Jaemus F 20 antipersonnel blaster cannon can put out, I doubt that it would be possible to damage the nacelles with the latter.

If that is the case, it would not be possible to force the USS Progress to drop out of warp.

And - considering the position of the phaser banks of the USS Progress - it should be impossible to leave the hangar bay without flying into their firing arc.

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Re: Tactics Scenario: Boarding Action [SW:TFA Spoilers]

Postby Eternal_Freedom » 2016-02-08 10:07am

Dude, please don't post such absolutely huge images.

On the salient point, thanks for providing the link to The Chase, it's a good example. However, there is a big difference between my plan and the situation in that episode; the Progress would be at warp not sublight. Additionally, from the angles present I would be hitting the big red bit at the front (Bussard collectors?) whereas the Cardassisn hit the top of the nacelles, which appears to be normal hull plates.
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Re: Tactics Scenario: Boarding Action [SW:TFA Spoilers]

Postby Lord Revan » 2016-02-08 10:13am

we should noted that a heavy hit to the top of the engineering hull in Nemesis kicked Ent-E out of warp, I'd have to double check but I'm pretty sure none of the Scimitar's shots hit the nacelles.
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Re: Tactics Scenario: Boarding Action [SW:TFA Spoilers]

Postby SilverDragonRed » 2016-02-16 10:40am

NecronLord wrote:Doing so fails your mission, as the computer core is not taken intact. Your mission is to capture, not destroy the ship. The Palpatine could have done that in one shot.

Bonus question; what route do you take to engineering? You need to get into the turbolift shafts to cross over from saucer to engineering, or a single passageway.

Had to look back at the OP to realize this was a political mission. The revised plan would depend on a couple of things. Is anyone on the teams familiar enough with Feddie tech to be able to use it? And does the shuttle come equipped with missiles?

As for the bonus question, it depends on which route is shorter. Though I would probably end up sending a fire team of five through the turbolift shaft.
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