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Default Issues starting a CT campaign from scratch?

I'm going to try to get a CT campaign going. We'll be using the Imperium and all of the official rules.

What I want to probe here for is a list of issues we need we will need to deal with following the official rules. We'll be using all of the LBB 4-7 rules where they supplement/override the earlier books. Anything goes, including conflicts, continuity issues, 77 vs. 81 (I think we have books from both versions), etc. JTAS is fair game as well, but if there are later rules that supercede an article, please mention the tie-in as appropriate.

For an example of a possible conflict:

There are no academies available to Mercenary army or marine characters. So, to be fair, one might want to either come up with a reason why there isn't an Army/Marine Academy, or else create one mirroring rules in the later books. (Plus, no regular college, either.)

I'm guessing there are a lot of issues where conflicts between rule books show up. Please pop in and highlight any issues you can foresee possibly running into with a CT Campaign. If this thread gets much traffic, I'll make a list of them below in this first post. Feel free to add your own "solutions" if you have come up with some. Also, if you know of a specific article that solves or tries to solve an issue (yours or someone else's), please note that as well.
  1. There are no colleges available to Mercenary army or marine characters. [See JTAS 10 for an option to rectify this.]
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  2. Related to the previous entry, normal college (non-academy) stints aren't defined until LBB 5, also leaving Mercenary characters a little short. [ { from agorski } See JTAS 10 for an option to rectify this.]
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  3. { From aramis } LBB 7 (pg 31) imposes a limit on Int and Edu (can't have more skills/skill levels than Int and Edu combined).
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  4. { From aramis } LBB 1 and S4 characters average 1.4 skill levels gained per term. Other characters from LBB 4-7 average about 2 per term. Term maximums gained are also higher for LBB 4-7 (20 vs. 6).7
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  5. { From aramis } The only available details on pulse vs. beam lasers are in Starter Traveller and Don's Errata.
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  6. { From aramis } SS3, Mayday, Starter Traveller and Don's Errata do not match about missile capabilities.
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  7. { From saundby } Task resolution is undefined in CT.
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