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Offline vorpal+5

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5 companies are not one battalion?
« on: October 24, 2017, 11:12:42 AM »
I have 5 fighters each with a company combat drop pod, it's specified in the cargo/ground units information that their capacity is one battalion.

And yet, they fail to load a mobile infantry battalion, their capacity is deemed insufficient.
 

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Re: 5 companies are not one battalion?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 11:32:17 AM »
You cannot split a singular battalion between company sized transports from different ships. You can only do that with the larger units (Brigade sized units) into battalion sized transports.
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Re: 5 companies are not one battalion?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 12:14:31 AM »
I knew you would say that  :-\ Just that it took some efforts for my fledgling nation to have these 5 fighters/pinnaces and they are useless almost.
 

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Re: 5 companies are not one battalion?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 09:10:01 AM »
You can reasonably fit a Battalion Drop Pod into a fighter sized vessel. It just won't be blindingly fast or that well armored. At 200 tons, it fills 40% of the limit for "fighter" design rules, then you fill 30% with engines (150 tons of engine), add some fuel storage, and set deployment to 0.1, then you should have enough room.

I knew you would say that  :-\ Just that it took some efforts for my fledgling nation to have these 5 fighters/pinnaces and they are useless almost.
You could still use them to deploy Marine Companies.
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