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Offline Garfunkel

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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2019, 11:40:22 AM »
Yeah, we haven't seen French Communism in a long time!  ;D

Now I'm really curious what the remaining factions are like.
 

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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2019, 12:20:16 PM »
I'm hoping for a primarily beam-armed faction, with heavily-armoured battlewagons designed (theoretically, anyway) to survive the enemy's missile barrage while closing to deliver a short-range pounding.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2019, 12:28:10 PM »
I'm hoping for a primarily beam-armed faction, with heavily-armed battlewagons designed (theoretically, anyway) to survive the enemy's missile barrage while closing to deliver a short-range pounding.

Yes, that is Faction #5 :)
 

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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2019, 01:35:21 PM »
A Beltalowda (belters) faction, yes! I'm hope they develop a boarding FAC to take prizes and enhance their space superiority design.
also any chance of seeing the ship design for the Xian class orbital habitat?
 

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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2019, 02:39:01 PM »
A Beltalowda (belters) faction, yes! I'm hope they develop a boarding FAC to take prizes and enhance their space superiority design.
also any chance of seeing the ship design for the Xian class orbital habitat?

Xian class Orbital Habitat      12,513,200 tons       760 Crew       5,489.9 BP       TCS 250,264    TH 0    EM 0
1 km/s      No Armour       Shields 0-0     HTK 648      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 0    Max Repair 200 MSP
Habitation Capacity 5,000,000   
Shao Xiao    Control Rating 1   BRG 
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   
 

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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2019, 02:47:00 PM »

Xian class Orbital Habitat      12,513,200 tons       760 Crew       5,489.9 BP       TCS 250,264    TH 0    EM 0
1 km/s      No Armour       Shields 0-0     HTK 648      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 0    Max Repair 200 MSP
Habitation Capacity 5,000,000   
Shao Xiao    Control Rating 1   BRG 
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

If you board a habitat like that, do you troops fight against the 760 crew or are the 5,000,000 inhabitants included as defending combatants?
 

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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2019, 02:51:18 PM »
If you board a habitat like that, do you troops fight against the 760 crew or are the 5,000,000 inhabitants included as defending combatants?

Hopefully the latter, because Aurora just isn't the same without the possibility to commit horrible war-crimes.
 

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2019, 02:56:05 PM »

Xian class Orbital Habitat      12,513,200 tons       760 Crew       5,489.9 BP       TCS 250,264    TH 0    EM 0
1 km/s      No Armour       Shields 0-0     HTK 648      Sensors 0/0/0/0      DCR 1      PPV 0
MSP 0    Max Repair 200 MSP
Habitation Capacity 5,000,000   
Shao Xiao    Control Rating 1   BRG 
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months   

If you board a habitat like that, do you troops fight against the 760 crew or are the 5,000,000 inhabitants included as defending combatants?

I hadn't considered that situation :)

At the moment, just the crew unless I add code for the alternative.
 
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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2019, 03:00:48 PM »
It is a tough thing to answer, because in order for those 5 million, 10 million for homo asteroides, inhabitants to contribute to the fight they would have to have personal weapons. That would be highly dependent on the culture of the inhabitants.

The 5 million could certainly act as a sort of reserve battalion the replaces losses in the 760 crew members however that would potentially need to discount weapons during fighting and a lack of training. It all starts to get complex.
 

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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2019, 03:09:02 PM »
I'm pretty sure I'd bet on the five million people with sticks & rocks over the 760 with modern weapons.
 
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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2019, 05:06:03 PM »
I think I will probably be rooting for the colonials. They're in an interesting situation, and I've always liked Steve's FAC based navies. Plus this one is spread out so they won't have all their carriers slaughtered by a surprise attack in Earth orbit (I hope).
 

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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2019, 05:25:03 PM »
FACs always die, it's as unavoidable as the death of China.  8)

And thanks to that little hint about genetic modification, the Japanese-Titan are not only a separate faction but a separate race too.
 

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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2019, 06:02:24 PM »
Little bit of nitpicking here, but I believe it would technically be the fourth French Revolution, since there were two more in 1830 and 1848. You could also make a case that the PRT is the sixth (people's) Republic.
 

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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2019, 06:39:09 PM »
I'm pretty sure I'd bet on the five million people with sticks & rocks over the 760 with modern weapons.

I'd probably go with the 760 with modern weapons, because they're a cohesive whole who came looking for a fight while the other side sees them as big and scary and probably feels completely unprepared for that kind of thing.

Which I bring up more to say that any population added to the 'crew' for defence purposes should probably be very low damage, health, and morale, even if there are theoretically gobs of them.
 
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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2019, 01:26:47 AM »
sidestepping the war crime potential. if you capture the habitat do you capture the population as well or do the population get redistributed throughout the original colony i.e going onto the surface and other orbital habitats?
 

 

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