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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Thu, 19 Sep 1996 19:37:15 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Size of Fleets
In our last episode, ADEPT@???.com said:

[Snip]

>  Now as to flying mages (and flying mounts) being the biggest threat to a
>flying ship I don't know about that as it depends on the tactical speed the
>ship can muster. I have a chart that changes TS into flying movement I will
>see if I can find it. But how would you like to be flying against a
>hammership that rams you. Rember that each hull point equals 10 hit points,
>so if the ram hit you you would take 60 hit points of damage, god forbid that
>the hammership had a +3 ram that would equal 90 hit points of damage or
>enough damage to make a dragon situp and take notice. But eather way you
>would still need to make a save vs. death and even if you made it that is
>still enough damage to take most if not all creatures out of the air.

	Hmmm...  I thought that the 10 HP per hullpoint was mostly one way.
I could be wrong, of course.

	The conversion of SR to Movement is 1 = 50" (1" = 10 yards), so a
ship at SR 6 would be would be going ~102(!) mph.  That should help put things
in percpective.  Also, ship turning radii (MC) is *terrible* compared to
almost anything in the air.  MC D needs to go 2 (or was that 1?) hexes
forward for each hex of turn.  Unless MC was A, I'd rule out ramming (IMO).

>  But what about the other weapons as you cannot allways ram some one. If I
>rember right a hammership has 2 heavy billistas & 1 heavy catapult which
>equals out to about 90 hit points (maximum damage). Not bad, not bad at all
>as I don't know very many flying creatures that can take that kind of damage.
>Of corse a invisible flying mage who casts a wall of force in front of a ship
>going say TS 3 or 4 would do some very bad damage to the ship as well as the
>crew. Say TS1 is just equal to a normal ram and every TS point above that
>doubles the damage, i.e. TS 4 would be 4X normal ram damage. So a hammership
>going a TS of 9 and ran into a wall of force would take 54 hull points,
>extremely bad for the ship as the hull has only 60 hull points.

	(TS = SR?)  At an SR of 9 (~150 mph), I think the hammership would
have other things to worry about... (:  And who'd needs a ship.  There's a
20th(?) level mage on board, who'd be *much* better at dealing with a
puny little town... (:  Also, all those shipboard weapons won't do much
good against a griffon mounted mage directly underneath the ship (though
this is situational, of course).

>  Yes, flying mages and flying mounts would be a big threat to a flying ship.
>But not the biggest threat. I think the biggest would be other spelljamming
>ship's held in reserve for just this thing. While there would be some ground
>defenses butthey would not be anywhere neer 100% effective maybe 30 to 40%
>effective.

	I thought we were assuming no other spelljammers?  Maybe I'm just
hallucinating again... (:  I'd *love* to see a swarm of flitters taking off
from a nearby base, armed with greek fire projectors.

-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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