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Mars

Hopefully this one doesn't immediately peter out.

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I'd rather be a Civilian Administrator if possible.

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@Intel: Do we have numbers on the deep space sensor strength of Earth or Jupiter?

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I meant the big planetary sensors, do we have intel on those?

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Saros posted:

Yes numbers and picture in the intel post is for the Planetary based 'DSTS' sensors. If I was to give every faction 20-30 installations they could easily watch every movement in the system so the numbers are limited.

Oh, sorry, I missed your edit, I thought you misunderstood and just posted about sensors generally.

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Sounds good.

Might want to put our scout vessel on point and drop off the marines before leaving the asteroid belt.

Don't let the giant blue dots fool you, asteroids are grains of sand on this scale and do absolutely nothing to sensors.

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SlightlyMad posted:


B.
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This

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Having a population anywhere except Earth requires a resource called infrastructure, which can be built with industry. Civilian mining operations don't usually have infrastructure, so this must have been hand-placed.

What happened is that a TN warhead hitting an occupied body will kick up radiation and randomly destroy structures. We randomly destroyed enough Infrastructure to house 200,000 people. How many people actually died depends on a lot of factors. Some or most of them may have fled to other infrastructure, which can sustain being overloaded for a time but will eventually kill off people until it hits its maximum population level.

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A - I don't buy their story. If they really wanted to keep a person safe they would have surrendered, and we're not specced for capture.

B - No need for a full war just yet.

A - energy only - Missiles are too imprecise but energy weapons will be more useful.

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sniper4625 posted:

If the IC hadn't destroyed the site. Such a shame.

They shot a hundred missiles at the comet. We all saw it.

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1) Outer System
2) Special Branch
3) Inner System

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The main strategic question is - is this convoy a joint venture with Earth, or is it an invasion fleet?

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Gibraltar

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We can discuss holding S-T after dealing with the death fleet heading towards our HQ.

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Against missiles?

The best defense is generally to outrange your opponent by 50% or so.

Next best is to have big ships with thick armor and redundant systems.

Short of that, you want to have upgraded gauss cannon turrets. Gauss cannons have an explicit rate-of-fire upgrade tree, which makes them the most effective point defense weapons.

I like to split my fleet into one long-range missile element and one gauss-and-meson element.

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Pharnakes posted:

Mesons sound to me like they are way above the tech level we are playing with here.

No, there's only a few techs you can't build from the start. The problems with mesons are low range, high power requirements, and only doing 1 damage per hit.

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1. Topple
2. Scorched


Let's not help our foes.

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Strategic Tea posted:

Do we know how much overlap there is between Senator Warcrimes' friends and the revolutionaries?

Because it would really suck to buy out the Saturn leadership only to have it overthrown anyway or get it stuck in a ten year civil war.

Keeping it out of Terra's hands is enough of a win for now.

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So the Type 8 should have called the Mark 14 amirite?

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Umm... Sorium-based fuel is not explosive. Missiles and power plants are explosive. Did you just ruin the Solar economy because you can't tell the difference between TN materials and petroleum?

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Could we get English versions of these mottos alongside for those of us who don't know dog Latin? Thank you.

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This might be just a bit premature, but I wonder if we can wrangle some sort of joint defense arrangement with Terra regarding alien threats.

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B

The only thing that could have made this better is a gas giant in the central system and a gas giant on that crazy distant dwarf with a JP connecting them.

At some point in Aurora with random stars turned on you have to accept you're jumping into another universe with different physics.

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They're not going to agree to that. They've already surveyed the inner system, any new finds will be in the outer system.

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I'm also pretty sure that star doesn't have anything around it, or it would have been mentioned in the system survey.

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Go quiet, drift away, call in the fleet

We just built those survey ships, no reason to get the crew killed

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Plan Bremen

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Yes

Although we're going through a jump, so we'll probably need to scrap the unit and sanitize the data before feeding it back in.

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There's also the more advanced form of the tin can on a string - send in a probe on a tether that has a communication cable. Every meter of tether have a repeater that steps the signal up or down to where it can be read by the next repeater despite the time gradient. It's a lot easier then one transmitter at the far end having its signal being stretched beyond detection.

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Keep in mind, this is the one we see. It may have a few more buddies we just didn't catch in its shadow.

I say cut emissions, reduce speed, and head on a vector back in the direction of our JP.

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Lower shields, stop, and turn on the transponder? Seems like the best way to sign peaceful intentions.

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Thinking about it some more, do we want to turn on our transponders in the Pit just so we don't end up getting ambushed by Terran ships there and/or draw in any hiding crabs?

Also, do we want to invite the Terrans to join our defensive cordon in the Pit?

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Can we even build that? I could never build a massive orbital fort due to maintenance limitations.

Or is that actually a PDC?

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Pash posted:

Maybe someone set this up to try to limit the amount of FTL travel being made (hence the Krab sleeper cell)? We do now space Cthulhu is out there, maybe this was an over entirely appropriate reaction by someone to keep it contained?

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