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Old September 5th, 2020, 11:16 AM
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Not strictly speaking CT, but definitely OTU is MgT's Deneb Sector. The political factionalism there impacts the navies as well. The main thing keeping together is Vargr incursion and threat of Corridor Fleet. Give that a look see.
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MgT is not OTU

At best it is ATU

And the Deneb book is already being retconned by the latest MgT releases.
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It is a Third Imperium book isn't it? And thus canon, until Rob and the rest of the Inner Circle says it is not?

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Thought I would link to this old thread, as an example of how Systems can start their local navies. It might help flesh out what the smaller local navy contributions might look like.

http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Dis...d.php?p=579277

In peace-time, a Government owned trader, carrying up to 75 tons of cargo and largely paying for itself.

In war-time, up-gunned and up-computered it could serve as an effective convoy escort, courier or scout. However, it and its crew may be requisitioned by the Sector Duke or IN to release main fleet vessels from more mundane duties.

In times of political stress it would also be an effective marauder or marauder defense which obviously was Rob's original intention.
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It is a Mongoose Traveller take on the Third Imperium, but it is not the OTU in the same way that GT was not the OTU. Rob did an excellent job writing it and I like the book a lot, but the 'inner circle' writing the book doesn't make it faithful to the OTU. I like that the subsector dukes of Deneb are into a bit of in fighting.

And as I say, material in the Deneb book has now been overwritten, so it isn't even canonical for the MgT Third Imperium ATU.

A lot of Mongoose traveller material has Third Imperium written on it, but it is not compatible with established OTU setting canon.

Speaking of GT I wonder if subsector navies get more of a mention in that body of work, I know that Hans was a great proponent of duchy navies.
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The Fifth Frontier War counter mix gives 4 Battle Squadrons and 10 Cruiser Squadrons in the sub-sector fleets (as opposed to Planetary fleets) across Jewell, Regina, Aramis, Vilis, Lanth and Rhylanor subsectors. That is an unimpressive total for what is a frontier region - I could only see other regions as being no better represented.
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I have to agree with Wightman.

MongoVerse is an evolution of Classic Traveller.

But two things should be borne in mind:

1. It is the current licensed edition, and takes into account developments since the early Eighties, whether real life or Traveller Five.

2. It's frozen pre Rebellion.

Actual printed Traveller related orders of battle require a suspension of disbelief.
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