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Old December 21st, 2015, 05:50 PM
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I read Marc's novel today.. and at the end of it has two pages about ship types.
What is conspicuously absent in his list of ship types are Escorts. He does not mention Escorts at all, although in the book itself he does make mention of some famous versions of the Close Escorts and Corvettes.

Also he mentions he mentions a class of ship I have yet encountered so-named in the OTU--Siege Engine.
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Siege is a Type in the ACS ship construction rules of T5 but its broken down into Ortillery Ships, Assault Ships, and Sentinels.

Siege Engine doesn't appear but the above could be considered siege engines.

The other weird one, and I have to re-read this; the use of Battle as a ship type that straddles a couple of traditional classes, mostly the Battleship.
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Yes Battle was very very odd... but the reference was to Ship of the Lines days of ancient sail.
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Clearly they heavily rely on courier type vessels in the book.
Also, There must be an earlier version of the Tigress, aka Lioness. It mentions ships hitting the 500kdt range in the Imperium.

I would've liked to see a small ships guide with the kickstarter or in the book. I'm not certain the casual reader will read all the Traveller RPG specs in the back.

Perhaps Marc will add one if he does a book on the Admiral wafer. By the way, the Admiral wafer sounds very Ender's Game-like.
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By the way, the Admiral wafer sounds very Ender's Game-like.
Exactly what I thought of, especially with the references to game players and winning at the cost of half the fleet.
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Exactly what I thought of, especially with the references to game players and winning at the cost of half the fleet.
Yes. And we've seen it before. I always thought it was just DGP, but Corridor Depot is the world Enders, discovered by Enders which is why it was a nice place in CT. Also, in the Brinn minor race. I carry on those traditions IMTU, but it's nice that Marc re-afirmed it. We discussed this in another thread some time ago.

I would've placed it during the Rule of Man, not the early 3I. It means a Naval tradition carries forward.
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Clearly they heavily rely on courier type vessels in the book.
Also, There must be an earlier version of the Tigress, aka Lioness. It mentions ships hitting the 500kdt range in the Imperium.

I would've liked to see a small ships guide with the kickstarter or in the book. I'm not certain the casual reader will read all the Traveller RPG specs in the back.

Perhaps Marc will add one if he does a book on the Admiral wafer. By the way, the Admiral wafer sounds very Ender's Game-like.
I agree a ship guide would help out a lot....
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As an example,

"...single, aging semi-adnought, the Emamela, patrolling beyond the Imperial border..."

Marc Miller. Agent Of The Imperium: A Story of the Traveller Universe (Kindle Location 2441). Far Future Enterprises. "
- Marc Miller's Agent Of The Imperium

I thoroughly enjoyed this line in 560. Not sure if dread was accidentally truncated or this was an intended Navyism, but it hits a cord.
We're taking about a 200kdt old "in 560" battleship. Of course, that gets me curious.
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If a dreadnought is the newest most powerful of the fleets battle[ship]s....


....is a semi-dreadnought half the size and power of the current dreadnoughts?


Or maybe an adnought is a gigantic space-billboard for Zhunastu Industries?
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At a guess, tech level twelve battleship, before tech level thirteen removed size restrictions.
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