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Old April 19th, 2017, 08:22 AM
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Nope, the power plant would be twice the size.

You could downgrade the onboard jump fuel to only jump1 I suppose.
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One parsec range would make it a coastal battleship, or let's call it a littoral battleship.

Both good suggestions, but we really don't have any good choices in historical nomenclature to borrow for the design, do we? The predreadnought era's 1st and 2nd class battleship designations could be stretched I suppose, but it really would be nice to come up with something that refers to the ship's "short legs" just as "coastal battleship" does.
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Under HG81, is a 100kt battleship built along similar lines feasible at TL 14?
Yes. The PP is twice as large, but you save a few percent on jump drive, armour and power for the meson screen. You can still squeeze in a Meson S. Secondary armament would be lacklustre.
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Both good suggestions, but we really don't have any good choices in historical nomenclature to borrow for the design, do we? The predreadnought era's 1st and 2nd class battleship designations could be stretched I suppose, but it really would be nice to come up with something that refers to the ship's "short legs" just as "coastal battleship" does.
"Coastal" means nothing in space.

Perhaps something like "cluster ship" or "mains ship" to indicate that it is limited to a close stellar cluster or mains?
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Quick note, the Sylea class is not listed on any of the lists found here;

http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Battleship

I don't have a wiki account, and am not interested in one, but someone may want to edit this.
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Over a millenia, you could have a dozen classes of battleships with the lead ship baptized Sylea.
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I posted some additional thoughts on my blog. To me the Sylea is an old friend. And that's just the way it is.
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Another issue is that ship design algorithms in each new edition would require a new calculation to rebalance the ship.
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Another issue is that ship design algorithms in each new edition would require a new calculation to rebalance the ship.
Was this done to any ship besides the LBB 2 basics like the Scout, Free Trader, and Sub Merchant? Maybe the Merc Cruiser...
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As far as I know, the Sylea class(es) are only canonically mentioned twice, as a hundred tonne battleship, and that's probably off, and the more likely two hundred kay variant in Mongoose First High Guard.
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