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by murtalianconfederacy
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: What's next?
Replies: 10
Views: 2614

Re: What's next?

For the first, I'm kinda erring on the "have to explore them yourself", despite my personal preference being the former option (yeah, I'm being a contrarian for the sake of it--I haven't had my morning cup of coffee yet...:D). But, in all seriousness, I think it makes more sense to have to...
by murtalianconfederacy
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Federation Admiral Public Update
Replies: 428
Views: 107664

Re: Federation Admiral Public Update

Seeing as I really don't know much about the company in question (never been that big a fan of gaming in ST, especially ST:OS (which I've had little opportunity to watch)--I've been more interested in B5-thank/blame the HV guys for reviving my interest in B5), was there a change in captaincy between...
by murtalianconfederacy
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 39
Views: 14736

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

One thing I'd like to see is the coast-defence battleships of the Norwegian, Swedish and Greek navies, but then that's just me...:D
by murtalianconfederacy
Sat May 21, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 39
Views: 14736

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

'Tis fine, just wanted to keep you honest...;)
by murtalianconfederacy
Thu May 19, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 39
Views: 14736

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

Although, to be fair, I'm pretty sure armoured cruisers of that era always massed around the same as battleships and often required as many, if not more, crew than said battleship... But one thing that I'm not sure on--do you mean the Courageous battlecruiser class? That's the only class of ships I ...
by murtalianconfederacy
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Your Wishlist for Companion and First Contact?
Replies: 62
Views: 18994

Re: Your Wishlist for Companion and First Contact?

I'd roll them all together. I've always tended to the thought that all rules were modular--so you can tailor a campaign to what you want/what the source material feels like. State at the start of the chapter that, as with all rules, you can take all, none or some of the 'following' rules for your ca...
by murtalianconfederacy
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: VBAM:SX Expanded SU, Engine/Shield Factor and CR/CC Table
Replies: 0
Views: 5039

VBAM:SX Expanded SU, Engine/Shield Factor and CR/CC Table

...phew...:) Anyway, as a result of the earlier thread, I've worked out the SU, E/S Factor and CR/CC values for SX vessels up to hull 60, which in the inferred relationship as laid out in the SX-to-SAE and SAE-to-SNE conversion notes works out to SNE hull 90. Two versions are provided--one for A4, o...
by murtalianconfederacy
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: VBAM:SX CR/CC discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 3563

VBAM:SX CR/CC discussion

Okay, so this is a bit unusual... For most of the time I was playing VBAM:SX I used a couple of formulae that gave higher CR and CC values. For example, under the original system, a Hull 20 vessel had a CR of 9 and a CC of 3, whereas with the new formula it has a CR of 14 and a CC of 5. The formulae...
by murtalianconfederacy
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Flights with the Missile trait?
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: Flights with the Missile trait?

So, to recap: --if Ordnance Packages are not available, a flight with the Missile trait may boost any ONE of its combat value at the start of the battle by +1--this can reflect countermeasures (DV), heavy torpedoes (AS) or flechette missiles (AF) (to give an example of what they would carry) --if Or...
by murtalianconfederacy
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Your Wishlist for Companion and First Contact?
Replies: 62
Views: 18994

Re: Your Wishlist for Companion and First Contact?

So it's still looking like Companion is a must as well as Engineering Manual, with Those Who Serve and the UE book being e-book only (as those are 'would be nice' not 'absolutely essential' for me)
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: VBAM Second Edition to Starmada Nova
Replies: 10
Views: 3376

Re: VBAM Second Edition to Starmada Nova

@mwaschak: it is quite a change--and requiring a fair bit of maths for the design process (had to buy a calculator that enabled me to do variable logs for armour points). I've actually backslid to AE which I can do designs for fairly quickly. I have managed to do a couple of things in NE, however......
by murtalianconfederacy
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Scifi space battle novels whats your favorites?
Replies: 23
Views: 13986

Re: Scifi space battle novels whats your favorites?

After looking at my previous reply a few years ago, I must admit that I've enjoyed both the Lost Fleet and the Starfire books mentioned previously--although the last two books of the Starfire universe (Exodus and Extremis) weren't particularly up to the standard of the earlier books.
by murtalianconfederacy
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: VBAM's December 2015 Update
Replies: 9
Views: 4675

Re: VBAM's December 2015 Update

Sure, PM them to me--I'll see if I can chime in with any suggestions for those of us in a similar position to me, and hopefully I might have another game to play...:)
by murtalianconfederacy
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: VBAM's December 2015 Update
Replies: 9
Views: 4675

Re: VBAM's December 2015 Update

Damn, it looks interesting, but for the wargamer who's already a bit low on space, those blocks look altogether too big. Most of the reason I gave up on Iron Stars was the space requirements for the tent-ships. Can those blocks be 2-D, or do they need to be 3-D?
by murtalianconfederacy
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Officer's Lounge
Topic: Vacation time!
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Re: Vacation time!

Might I suggest cropping the images so we don't see the tabs bar of your browser?

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