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Old January 16th, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Yesterday, Hans threw down the gauntlet and declared (my paraphrasing, as a Texan):

(Picture Hans wearing jeans with a huge hullmetal belt buckle, chaps, cowhide vest, plain leather boots, and a 10-gallon cowboy hat. A Colt Laser pistol rests comfortably in a well-worn holster around his waist.)

Hans squints into the sunset of an F5 V star, kicks at the red dust outside the pub in Startown.

"Ain't no way no piddling Nolikian battle rider squadron kin take on them thar capital ships ('less they's cheatin' with overwhelmin' numbers) on a cost-effective basis. Them riders are a-gonna git themselves into a fix, an' where they gonna run when things git dicey? They get captured or blown to slag, that's what happens, and you lose umpteen billion credits and a set of yer finest crew, that's what happens."

He spits some chewing tobacco on the ground, mounts his Weem's Beast, and rides off into aforementioned sunset.
So, in the finest tradition of Classic Traveller, I suggest a Slugfest between the 154th Battle Rider squadron and various sets of capital ship squadrons in various strengths, TLs, and formations. Let's see what happens when we put them to the test.

Do I hear volunteers? We need pairs of impartial wargamers who are cooperative. I suggest people pair off (with each person representing one side) and resolve squadron combat in Imperial wargames. Actual combat doctrine may be up for grabs, here, but data is data, and we may want different kinds of doctrinal scenarios as well as different mixes of opponents for the 154th -- including Zhodani squadrons, naturally.

I expect everyone to have a sense of fair play and good sportsmanship. After all, we're all on the same side. These are just wargames.

Again, do I hear any volunteers?


Will this thing fly?

Edit I'm thinking of pairing off squadrons from a set of five Zhodani BatRons, some stronger and some weaker, against five Imperial BatRons, including the 154th.
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