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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Thu, 19 Sep 1996 19:09:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Size of Fleets
In our last episode, Paul Westermeyer said:
>Static said:
>>        This is the data I applied from the *real world*.  That was
>>the basis for my comment.  I'm sorry that I didn't make that clear enough
>>before.  Hope it clears things up... (:

[Snip]

>Static is correct concerning the ranges of medieval/ancient siege weapons.
>I believe the ranges in SJ (6 hexes for a Lt Ballista,  for instance) take
>the weightlessness and lack of drag of a weapon firing through space.  The
>fact that terrestrial TSR supplements give ranges for these weapons in line
>with historical ranges seems to bear this out.

	I've been vindicated!  (:

>Static's earlier post seemed to say that the SJ could bomb it's targets and
>remain out of range of it's opponents weapons.  That is possible,  but the
>accuracy of that sort of bombing would be abyssmal:)  Of course,  if you
>have twenty or thirty Hammerships dropping kegs of flaming oil on a city
>with no flying units,  the cities size,  and the numbers of kegs dropped,
>is going to greatly increase the effectiveness of that bombing.  I haven't
>tried a scenario where the SJs were the only means of flying,  I'd guess
>they'd be _much_ more dangereous in those cases.  With only one or two SJs,
>you'd need to drop much closer to hit your target effectively,  and would
>most likely be in siege weapon range.

	You're right, I forgot to mention that aiming would be nigh
impossible.  This, along with the fact that you can only store so much
rocks/flaming oil/energiezer bunnies on a ship makes them less of a
tactical advantage (as Paul said earlier).  Their main use would be
delivering troops and supplies.  I guess that means that air defenses
are pointless, because if there's enough ships up their to do damage
you're screwed anyways... (:

>I'm running a Battlesystem attack on an astroid base tommorrow,  I'll let
>the group know what happens.

	Can you send us maps and a play by play overview too...?  (:
(just kiddin')

-Static

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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    13 Sep 1996 14:23:58
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    17 Sep 1996 06:17:18
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    18 Sep 1996 03:13:36
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    18 Sep 1996 14:23:02
Re: Size of Fleets    Truls Rostrup    18 Sep 1996 15:00:46
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    19 Sep 1996 09:55:32
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Sep 1996 14:10:34
Re: Size of Fleets    Truls Rostrup    19 Sep 1996 15:31:17
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Sep 1996 16:00:24
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    19 Sep 1996 21:44:21
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    19 Sep 1996 21:31:41
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    19 Sep 1996 21:44:01
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Sep 1996 23:09:29
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Sep 1996 23:37:15
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    20 Sep 1996 02:26:09
Re: Size of Fleets    Truls Rostrup    20 Sep 1996 13:04:01
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    20 Sep 1996 21:10:03
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    20 Sep 1996 21:48:25
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    21 Sep 1996 10:28:23
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Sep 1996 05:58:41

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