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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Sun, 22 Sep 1996 01:58:41 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Size of Fleets
In our last episode, ADEPT@???.com said:
>  There was this movie about a modern carrier that somehow was sent back in
>time to the just before the japinies hit pearl harber. The movie showed that
>MC did not matter as much as speed. That is proven throughout our history of
>air wars. I would not nesseraly rule out raming but I would not make it very
>easy eather. Especily if there is a big air battle going on, now if it was a
>one on one say the ship aginst a gryphon w/ rider then i would say the
>chances of the ship being able to ram the gryphon would be nil. But it would
>be just as hard if not harder on the rider to damage the people on the ship
>unless he had some very good timeing. Taking a spelljammer ship into combat
>aginst just about any flying grounding creature (with a few exceptions) is
>asking for that creature to be shot out of the sky. It would be like taking a
>WWI bye plane against a F-14 tomcat there is no comparison. But if you take
>several bye planes aginest a lone F-14 you might have a chance.

	I've never seen that movie... (:  A better example of an air battle
is WWI biplanes against a WWII B-29.  A biplane could fly circles around it,
but the speed difference would be great.  And the B-29 would kick ass, but
so would a ship against a mounted rider.  Besides, I think that an F-14,
with a trained pilot, could handle any number of biplanes, depending on
his ammo.

[Snip]

>  I was just using that as an example, true a 20th level mage could level the
>city. Also if the mage could cast a spell from the gryphon's back he would be
>lucky and if he was under the ship he or the ship would not be there long for
>two reasions one a ship going at that speed would far outstrip the gryphon or
>the ship was trying to nock the gryphon out of the sky by slaming its hull
>into him.

	Right.  A mounted mage would have a hard time against a ship.  I
didn't mean to imply that it wouldn't.

><< I think it says somewhere in the original boxed set that you cannot ram
> anything of smaller size than Gargantuan.
>
> Truls
>  >>
>
> I don't rember that rule, but then again I havent read the box set in a long
>time.

	I'd completely forgotten that rule!  (:

-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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