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Offline Steve Walmsley

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« on: March 07, 2020, 08:59:06 AM »
Comments in this thread please.
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 11:43:55 AM »
You scrapped the Battlestar Galactica run? Aw chucks.
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 12:31:06 PM »
You scrapped the Battlestar Galactica run? Aw chucks.

I still have the game saved and it was fun - just too complex when I needed to test things relatively quickly. I may go back to it.
 
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2020, 10:18:33 PM »
I'm a little sad to see 20cm, 12cm, and 10cm guns in the Royal Navy -- instead of 8-inch, 5-inch, and 4-inch guns.
 
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2020, 10:47:12 PM »
Apparently the Royal Navy of 1889 doesn't believe in (or lacks the technology for) AuxCon, main engineering, and CIC since every ship from the mighty Majestics down to the lowliest auxilliary is Bridge-only for control spaces.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2020, 11:58:53 PM »
CS Pelorus class Survey Cruiser
CS Athena class Colony Ship

Looks like the Deputy First Sea Lord wasn't talking to the Fourth Sea Lord in sufficient detail.
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 06:58:18 AM »
Apparently the Royal Navy of 1889 doesn't believe in (or lacks the technology for) AuxCon, main engineering, and CIC since every ship from the mighty Majestics down to the lowliest auxilliary is Bridge-only for control spaces.

Yes, it was very tight on the available starting research, so I sacrificed missiles, turrets, engine boosts, etc. I will add the control stations as I go.
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 06:59:07 AM »
I'm a little sad to see 20cm, 12cm, and 10cm guns in the Royal Navy -- instead of 8-inch, 5-inch, and 4-inch guns.

Excellent point! I will make the changes :)

EDIT: Weapons now all have calibres in inches - good suggestion.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 07:51:36 AM »
CS Pelorus class Survey Cruiser
CS Athena class Colony Ship

Looks like the Deputy First Sea Lord wasn't talking to the Fourth Sea Lord in sufficient detail.

The Pelorus is an class of third class cruisers from the period (from my bible for campaigns in this era - Conway's All the World Fighting Ships 1860 - 1905). All the commercial vessels have Greek mythology class names, as there is no direct reference but naming ships after figures from Greek mythology was common in the Royal Navy at the time.

BTW There was no Deputy First Sea Lord until 1917 :)
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 07:59:30 AM »
BTW There was no Deputy First Sea Lord until 1917 :)

#:-]  Yeah, I realized that too late.  I was going to comment on the lack of Welsh Guards until I looked it up and realized they won't be founded for another 16 years.


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The Pelorus is an class of third class cruisers from the period (from my bible for campaigns in this era - Conway's All the World Fighting Ships 1860 - 1905). All the commercial vessels have Greek mythology class names, as there is no direct reference but naming ships after figures from Greek mythology was common in the Royal Navy at the time.

I meant the (1889) Royal Navy is using the designation 'CS' for both 'survey cruiser' and 'cargo ship'.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2020, 08:21:17 AM »
BTW There was no Deputy First Sea Lord until 1917 :)

#:-]  Yeah, I realized that too late.  I was going to comment on the lack of Welsh Guards until I looked it up and realized they won't be founded for another 16 years.


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The Pelorus is an class of third class cruisers from the period (from my bible for campaigns in this era - Conway's All the World Fighting Ships 1860 - 1905). All the commercial vessels have Greek mythology class names, as there is no direct reference but naming ships after figures from Greek mythology was common in the Royal Navy at the time.

I meant the (1889) Royal Navy is using the designation 'CS' for both 'survey cruiser' and 'cargo ship'.

Ah good point!

I'll fix that.

BTW I am using a regimental list from 1881 so there may have been some changes before 1889.
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2020, 09:40:20 AM »
Steve, I'm slightly confused - adding up the volumes of the components on the Royal Navy ships, it appears they're using ceramic composite armour, with a rating of 10, but the British Army units only have armour rating 8. Am I missing something here?
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2020, 09:44:21 AM »
Steve, I'm slightly confused - adding up the volumes of the components on the Royal Navy ships, it appears they're using ceramic composite armour, with a rating of 10, but the British Army units only have armour rating 8. Am I missing something here?

No, they are using composite. Can you give me an example of where the calculation looks odd?
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2020, 09:50:24 AM »
Steve, I'm slightly confused - adding up the volumes of the components on the Royal Navy ships, it appears they're using ceramic composite armour, with a rating of 10, but the British Army units only have armour rating 8. Am I missing something here?

No, they are using composite. Can you give me an example of where the calculation looks odd?

I ran the numbers for the batleships and the Edgar class Protected Cruiser. For the Edgar, the armour should occupy 850 dT to fit the tonnage, accounting for everything else.

3,000 dT engines + 353 dT fuel + 50 dT control + 500 dT crew + 200 dT engineering + 250 dT BFCs +265 dT sensors + 1,550 dT weapons + 500 dT reactors = ~6,650 dT, which leaves 850 dT for the armour. I assume you have EM and thermal strength 5 and active sensor strength 12?

(34*5)/(17 HS) = 10
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2020, 10:24:40 AM »
Steve, I'm slightly confused - adding up the volumes of the components on the Royal Navy ships, it appears they're using ceramic composite armour, with a rating of 10, but the British Army units only have armour rating 8. Am I missing something here?

No, they are using composite. Can you give me an example of where the calculation looks odd?

I ran the numbers for the batleships and the Edgar class Protected Cruiser. For the Edgar, the armour should occupy 850 dT to fit the tonnage, accounting for everything else.

3,000 dT engines + 353 dT fuel + 50 dT control + 500 dT crew + 200 dT engineering + 250 dT BFCs +265 dT sensors + 1,550 dT weapons + 500 dT reactors = ~6,650 dT, which leaves 850 dT for the armour. I assume you have EM and thermal strength 5 and active sensor strength 12?

(34*5)/(17 HS) = 10

 

 

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