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Re: Puzzled Grognard
« Reply #30 on: 03 July 2021, 10:48:27 »
LaGrange points include the effects of centripetal acceleration, and so aren't all valid jump points.

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Re: Puzzled Grognard
« Reply #31 on: 13 July 2021, 14:33:07 »
Or, do a full burn towards a planet without going end over. You'll fly right past the planet leaving the defenders scrambled and confused. Then the moment you hit the L1 point, jump "back" towards the L2. You'll arrive hours or minutes away from the target, at 0 velocity, and the defenders will be caught with their jumpsuits down.

The Pirate point near the L1 Jump point is between the planet and the star.  The L2 through L5 LaGrange points are not a jump point, as they do not gravitationally cancel.  So your first maneuver to go past the planet to the Pirate point would not work as you would have to come from out-system to go past the planet to the planet-star pirate point.

But I can think of a similar stunt that would need a fairly common specific condition to work.  Come in towards the planet to cause a panic, then divert towards the planet-star pirate point.  At the planet-star pirate point, trigger your jump to the planet-moon pirate point, and then start your real attack.  Defenders might still keep that tactic in mind, so don't expect all the local defenders to be pursuing towards the planet-star pirate point

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Re: Puzzled Grognard
« Reply #32 on: 13 July 2021, 14:40:03 »
It would actually be the planet-moon-star pirate point.

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Re: Puzzled Grognard
« Reply #33 on: 13 July 2021, 14:51:11 »
It would actually be the planet-moon-star pirate point.

True, I was mainly going with which two bodies it is between.  Saying Planet-Moon vs Planet-Star allows faster understanding of which location is being referred to, otherwise I might hear planet-moon-star, only pay attention to the first and last words, and get the wrong location.

The other idea might be phrasing them as (largest body in the pair) - (smaller body in the pair), to put them in a logical order and have even less chance of making a mistake.  I.e. if you hear Star-Planet but the first part is garbled, you would know that you heard the word planet followed by silence and not think that planet-moon pirate point is being referred to.

This could be a fun for developing a spacer terminology (unless Jovian Chronicles has already done the work)