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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #30 on: 19 January 2018, 08:34:20 »
Almost have my 'Empires Aflame' update ready for someone to check my math.  Funny thing, swap that large laser batter for heavy PPCs, lose very little damage for weight savings :-)
Whoaa, that sounds like a cool variation.

I was just re-reading Titan article, i think only time i read in fiction the Titan showing up in Fiction was in MWDA Novel Wolf Hunters.  They had the IIC version one as part of Steel Wolves, which became their flagship of remnants of the Steel Wolves after Kerensky broke up the faction to make her own mercenary unit.
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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #31 on: 19 January 2018, 12:18:50 »
Out of curiosity, where does it say that Di Tron's facilities are on Terra and Sirius? I've been scouring sources to try and find this, for purposes of trim color selection.
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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #32 on: 19 January 2018, 12:26:47 »
Sweet, thanks!
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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #33 on: 20 January 2018, 01:52:44 »
Thats sounds pretty interesting
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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #34 on: 20 January 2018, 02:00:45 »
First Succession War, p. 125, "Shipbuilding Casualties of the First Succession War (sidebar)"

Except that would not have been known in 2014 . . . so probably from 3057, maybe Obj Raids.
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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #35 on: 20 January 2018, 02:19:27 »
Except that would not have been known in 2014 . . . so probably from 3057, maybe Obj Raids.

The original Star League Sourcebook lists Di Tron's headquarters on Terra, with regional offices on New Earth, Sirius, and Zebelbelgenubi. It also indicates they had a yard in the Lyran Commonwealth, which operated under the Ioto Industries name.
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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #36 on: 20 January 2018, 11:29:43 »
I'm going to assume all my Aegoi and Titans are built at Zebebelgenubi, because Zebebelgenuuuuuubi.
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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #37 on: 20 January 2018, 13:43:37 »
I'm vaguely surprised no-one's reverse-engineered and put the original Titan back into production in the Clan Invasion era or later.

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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #38 on: 20 January 2018, 14:09:01 »
I would argue that the Capital Missiles on the Titan Monitor aren't such a bad choice. They don't suffer a penalty for targeting fighters (which helps offset the loss of your own fighters), and they can inflict crits on an opposing Dropship very rapidly.

Then there's the little detail of the Clans not getting Sub-Caps weapons, so the missiles are really their only option to make a Pocket Warship.

As a blood spirit collector I would think with their tiny warship fleet they would have tried to hold on to orbacquire more of these types of vessels to boost what they had

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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #39 on: 21 January 2018, 12:12:24 »
Both versions are great ships
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Re: DropShip of the Week: Titan
« Reply #40 on: 21 January 2018, 13:29:38 »
Great article!

I love this ship, possibly my favorite item from TRO2750.


Wait, wat? So Vengeances are no longer a 1st SW invention in response to WarShips dying off?

GD it.  What book makes that change?

The Vengeance has had a long and contradictory history. We finally settled on a late Star League era introduction.


The Vengeance date was always questionable because TRO2750 & SLSB both had the Vengeance being used in the SL era years earlier.
I was glad to hear of the retcon myself.

Honestly, to me at least, a lot of the Battlespace? dates seemed odd to me as many of them all pointed to creation dates right as the SL fell which seems an odd time to be creating new anything really.  One would think those ships were in use for centuries by both the SL & member states & surplus snatched up when the SL fell.
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