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Am I converting this right?
« on: 25 July 2011, 22:22:10 »
Okay, I'm currently converting a Bastion-class station, and if I'm doing this right, it ends up with a PNT ability value of 22. :o

Am I doing this horribly wrong, or is a Bastion played by the published rules completely immune to any number of capital missiles?
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #1 on: 28 July 2011, 05:47:36 »
I actually got a PNT of 24 myself...:)
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #2 on: 28 July 2011, 07:25:33 »
Did you add some of your own special traits to that chart, or am I missing an errata somewhere? I've been looking at your sheets, and that often have traits that can't be found in StratOps, like GRAV and whatnot.
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #3 on: 28 July 2011, 09:10:21 »
It has to be custom. The latest StratOps doesn't have a GRAV special.
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #4 on: 28 July 2011, 13:03:41 »
That is correct.  I placed some stats on the spacecraft especially that are not in BattleForce.

GRAV if it has a Gravdeck
PASS if it has quarters for Passengers.
DHP if it has docking hard points
REPAIR or PREPAIR if it has repair or pressurized repair facilities on board.

Little stuff like that.  Basically, it is so I don't have to look back to HMA to see what the unit in question has for campaign purposes.

The important stats are first.  In this case, shuttles, cargo, and point defense.  Along with armor and structure and how much firepower each arc has.  :)
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #5 on: 28 July 2011, 19:17:22 »
I will admit that having a trait that describes a ship's marines is a pretty good idea, since boarding is possible in Battleforce. Using only the canon traits, you'd have to refer back to the ship's TRO any time you wanted to launch a boarding action.Heck, listing the total marine points of a ship's crew would be a good idea for all large craft, as a reference if they get boarded themselves.
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #6 on: 28 July 2011, 21:29:27 »
Dang...I never thought of that...

That is a good idea...

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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #7 on: 28 July 2011, 22:12:13 »
Yeah, I'm probably going to start putting that on my record sheets in the future. BFace doesn't reduce crew numbers when tracking boarding actions, does it?
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #8 on: 29 July 2011, 08:41:57 »
I do not remember.  I've never done a boarding action before....
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #9 on: 01 August 2011, 21:21:26 »
Are there better boarding action rules than the abstract ones in Combat Ops?
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #10 on: 01 August 2011, 22:43:59 »
TacOps has an extensive section for it, augmented by some bits in StratOps. Haven't taken a close look yet, but if it follows trhe pattern, this part will be much better than in Combat Ops.
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #11 on: 01 August 2011, 22:50:42 »
I figured, but I was moderately happy with boarding operations in Combat Ops.  Does any of the rules cover overcrewing, standard crew and skeleton crew effects for tactical and strategic implications?
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Re: Am I converting this right?
« Reply #12 on: 01 August 2011, 22:52:15 »
Not sure. Like I said, I haven't really taken a close look. I do know there are penalties to a large craft's performance in combat as it loses crew, and such rules would work just as easily for understrength or skeleton crews.
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