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bizarre_chicken
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« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2009, 09:55:17 pm »

S.S. Ariadne, 26 guns,

What kind of guns?
Do I place you at a spearhead or in a supporting role?
I mean, fielding 26 large howitzers is impressive, but you'd be useless in the thick of it.
Same if it were 26 75mm cannons - good in close quarters, but crap if you wanted to fire support.
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« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2009, 09:58:43 pm »

I once fired 26 howitzers while in the thick of it (you have to fire them all at once mind) you soon are NOT in the thick of it, If you catch my drift...
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« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2009, 10:04:19 pm »

I once fired 26 howitzers while in the thick of it (you have to fire them all at once mind) you soon are NOT in the thick of it, If you catch my drift...

Yes, because you're falling in many pieces, the recoil from said simultaneous firing having torn your ship apart...
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« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2009, 10:07:53 pm »

actually, I had them positioned so that all the recoil (of them all going off at once) would counter-act each other and keep the ship perfectly steady.
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« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2009, 10:12:29 pm »

actually, I had them positioned so that all the recoil (of them all going off at once) would counter-act each other and keep the ship perfectly steady.

In which case, you would have to be surrounded by enemies for it to be truly effective. In which case after firing, you had better hope no-one is left flying, because if they are, you'll be dead before you've reloaded.
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« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2009, 10:14:58 pm »

You mean you don't use Sir Warbington-Smythe's aether-powered auto-loader?


the only problem  have with my system is that it's rather loud and indescriminent...
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« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2009, 10:20:58 pm »

Who needs an æther-powered thingummy when you can just use a semi-auto action?
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« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2009, 10:25:01 pm »

some off us get an advertising commision Cheesy
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« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2009, 10:31:02 pm »

I'd bet my Martini-Henry-Winchester SA against your Warbington-Smythe with confidence  Wink

First to 10 confirmed ship destructions? I'd have said 100, but I hear pirates fleeing.
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« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2009, 10:32:20 pm »

Ah-ha! a gentlemany wager!

And to make things interesting, shall we bet say, a pound of tea?
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« Reply #60 on: June 21, 2009, 10:33:57 pm »

A...A pound of Tea?

*sets jaw in a manly way*

Very well, sir. It's a risk I'm willing to take.
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« Reply #61 on: June 21, 2009, 10:35:35 pm »

I'd bet my Martini-Henry-Winchester SA against your Warbington-Smythe with confidence  Wink

First to 10 confirmed ship destructions? I'd have said 100, but I hear pirates fleeing.

I'll take thee up on that!

Right, I propose we draw up a list of our own personal commands.
I want to see crew compliments, weapons compliments, equipment and operating details.
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« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2009, 10:39:16 pm »

We also need to have some sort of enemy quality control.

Because I like them in large groups, I ram my way to the centre then fire at once... like a puffer-fish if you will.

And "Ramming Speed!" is the last word in airship combat. In more ways than one!
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« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2009, 10:44:56 pm »

So you need a sort of aerial sheep-dog, eh?

I use a similar combat system. One deputation circles the battle at a range of about a mile, mopping up stragglers. Another cuts across at a tangent, firing a series of broadsides. A third flotilla closes up from the far side and engages in short-range combat.
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« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2009, 10:48:01 pm »

wait, are we using our fleets or flag-ships?

lets make sure we get this right Cheesy
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« Reply #65 on: June 21, 2009, 10:49:23 pm »

Who uses only 3 ships these days? The manoeuvre I described'd take a minimum of 15, if it were to be done properly.
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« Reply #66 on: June 21, 2009, 10:50:00 pm »

See, with a ship the size of this, it's a case of bringing one's vessel to bear. The hardest part is turning, which means one must hold the enemy at range. Luckily, concealed hangers do a great job of dropping fighter-bombers into the air before the target realises that they have to deal with smaller vessels too. A few shots to their maneuvering engines and you've got them.
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« Reply #67 on: June 21, 2009, 10:53:31 pm »

Indeed, the future's in the small, fast and light, rather than the huge, cumbersome and heavy.

I may have a few cruisers tucked away somewhere that're capable of speeds of 110 Mph or so. Perhaps. And can achieve flight without the use of a lifting envelope. Possibly.
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« Reply #68 on: June 21, 2009, 10:53:46 pm »

Concealed hangers?!?! how big is your gas envelope?!?
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« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2009, 11:15:13 pm »

It's the flagship of the 4th' fleet I'll have you know.

It falls just short of a majestic 800 new metres. Nearly three hundred crew, thereabouts. Dozens of weapons and a vacuum displacement that took days to pump. Thank god for one-way valves and double-layered steel envelopes, no?
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« Reply #70 on: June 21, 2009, 11:22:07 pm »

You lucky state funded dogs you!


well, I shall have the data up for the Company's Subdigation and Anihalation fleet shortly (not much use fighting with the explorer and mining fleets eh?)
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« Reply #71 on: June 21, 2009, 11:58:13 pm »

Right. Here's some detail.

HMS Zodiacal Light, flagship of the 4th Imperial fleet.

Length: 785 metres.
Width: 50.5 metres
Height: 95.5 metres

Crew compliment:
40 sub-vessel pilots (plus ten support aircrew)
75 Engineers from the Royal Institute,
25 troops from the Royal Paratroopers (for defense),
60 Royal Paras for offense (leaving on one of two special landing pontoons for ground assault).
10 from Guild of Navigators / bridge crew.
50 support crew (cleaners, cooks, they fill gunner roles when needed)
25 full-duty gunners.
First mate,
Captain.

Weaponry:
6   16' dual-barrelled main guns. Four on top (dorsal), two below.
20 175mm telescopic-barrel Howitzers. (arranged across top and bottom, ten either side, for long-range bombardment in volleys)
30  75mm main cannons, arranged in lateral rows of fifteen (staggered across decks vertically) port and starboard.
14  50mm anti-air guns, arranged at key points across the vessel.

Equipment / other:
Main hanger bay, with fighter compliment as follows:
   - 10 Dragoon-class fighters (single-crew, dual 25mm automatic anti-air guns)
   - 5   Camelot-class bombers (triple-crew, full compliment of proximity free-falling bombs, and one 75mm rear-mounted cannon)
   
Secondary hanger:
 - 5 Dragoon-class fighters.

2 Charger-class armoured landing pontoons (the HMS Orient's Blessing, and HMS Autumn Break), mounted one fore, and one aft. Each requires five crew and can carry thirty fully-armed troops and one support vehicle apeice.

Two steam-actuated infantry support all-terrain vehicles, armed with 75mm main cannons and an infantry-operated HMG. These are stored one apeice on the Charger craft.

Full sonar compliment and radio receive / broadcast capability to a range of one hundred miles. Full semaphore ability in case of emergency.

Cargo bay with space for up to three months' supplies.

external harnesses for the repair and support of smaller friendly craft, or the capture of disabled enemy vessels.
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« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2009, 12:20:10 am »

Good gentles and ladies,

      We do hear the Empires gears of war starting, and watch your shipyards beginning their work.  Fear not, good soldiers of the Empire, engineers and captains, we are more than suited to meet you in the skies, and to exchange blows in time-honored fashion.
      Our cannons, flint-locks, and swords all wait to whet themselves in the flesh of your well trained men.  But do not think you meet will meet us under-equipped nor unprepared, for as has always been since time immemorial, we will rise to meet whatever challenge you throw at us.
       And in the end, good men and women of the Empire, we will persist.  We cannot be eliminated, we cannot be destroyed, and we cannot be rooted out.   Like the Lernean Hydra of Greek fame, the harder you try to kill us, the stronger we become, and not even the flames of the Empires forges will stamp us out.
       We welcome you to bring your battle to OUR skies!  We've a taste for fine vintages and finer ships of war, and yours look ripe for the taking!  Until we meet betwixt flying ball and crossed blades, good day to you gentles!

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« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2009, 04:54:16 am »


Well sir, I do applaud your honesty and I'm also quite sure your dear Mama is proud of you as well.  Except that bit of changing your tune when PROFIT was brought up. Wink

It's not MY PROFIT.vAnd who's to say that the girls invloved are not profiting?

Also, the RIZ King Xavier XI is availible, if you need heavy fire support. And when I say heavy, I mean HEAVY. Also, They'll never know it's coming, what with it's new camoflague system.
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« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2009, 05:07:58 am »

flying ball and crossed blades,

Flying ball and crossed blades?
This, sir, is why you don't stand a chance.
Have you not heard of a heavy-caliber armour-piercing jacketed round?
A sword won't go well against a man carrying a clockwork automatic, you know.
Comrades, take note. The ancient, recycled weaponry of these rapscallions shall be their downfall.
A cannonball should barely scratch our new armour *laughs*.
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