BARD PAPER: MARI0001

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Rescue Ru(i)n

by
Franklin W. Cain

RC Player/Team Briefing

List of Ships

RMS Knife's Edge, Scout/Courier: Landed at Tresek (alert status; *not* powered down), acting as listening post.

1x TL-12 Active/Passive Drone: orbiting Tresek, controlled by RMS Knife's Edge

RCS Thunderchild, Aurora-Class Clipper Ship
Initial Location: ???? (see "Placement" above)
Initial Velocity: 10 (see "Optimized Plan of Attack" below)
Initial Heading: 6 (straight for Keipes)
Max G-Turns: 29
(see below for Clipper's armament and load of modules)

(consolidated list of sensors & armaments):
1x TL-12 300,000 km (10 hx) Radio
1x TL-12 1,000 AU (inf.) Maser-Comm
2x TL-12 300,000 km (10 hx) Active EMS
(1x up-and-running; 1x powered down)
1x TL-12 120,000 km (4 hx) Passive EMS, fixed array
2x TL-12 60,000 km (2 hx) Passive EMS, fixed array
1x TL-11 180,000 km (6 hx) Ladar
1x TL-12 300,000 km (10 hx) EMS Jammer
1x TL-12 1,000 Mj Meson Gun


14x TL-15 150 Mj Laser Turrets

12x Missile Turrets (2 msls. each)
2x Missile Barbettes (5 msls. each)
3x TL-12 300,000 km (10 hx) beam-only MFDs (-4 Diff. Mods.)
8x TL-12 300,000 km (10 hx) beam/msl. MFDs (-4 Diff. Mods.)
1x TL-12 30 MW Meson Screen (PV: 194)
"Passengers": 114x Marines (Passenger capacity of landers is only 84; must use ship's boat and mod. cutter to retrieve *all* Marines in the same turn.)

Skill Assets

    (Skill):               (Easy):   (Avg.):   (Diff.):  (Form.):  (Imp.): 
    Communications: 15     (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
    Electronics: 15        (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
    Gunnery (cascade): 
      Energy Wpns.: 15     (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
      Missiles: 15         (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
    Leadership: 15         (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
    Naval Tactics (cascade): 
      Fleet Tactics: 13    (19-) 19  (16-) 19  (3-) 13   6 (16+)   3 (13+)
      Ship Tactics: 13     (19-) 19  (16-) 19  (3-) 13   6 (16+)   3 (13+)
    Pilot (cascade): 
      Interface: 15        (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
    RCV Operations: 15     (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
    Screens (cascade): 
      Meson Screens: 15    (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
      Nuc. Dampers: 15     (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
      Sandcaster: 15       (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
    Sensors: 15            (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)
    Ship's Eng.: 15        (19-) 19  (19-) 19  (5-) 15   7 (17+)   3 (13+)

Victory/Defeat Conditions

Victory Points Automatic Defeat Any one of the following:

Overwhelming Victory Condition Having *at least* as many VPs as the *total* of the VPs for all other players.

Marginal Victory Condition Having highest total of VPs.


Clipper's Armament and Load of Modules

(The Clipper itself has this)
1x TL-12 300,000 km (10 hx) Radio
1x TL-12 1,000 AU (inf.) Maser-Comm
1x TL-12 300,000 km (10 hx) Active EMS
1x TL-12 120,000 km (4 hx) Passive EMS, fixed array
1x TL-11 180,000 km (6 hx) Ladar
1x TL-12 1,000 Mj Meson Gun
8x TL-15 150-Mj Laser Turrets *$*
3x 300,000 km (10 hx) beam-only MFDs
1x 30-ton Ship's Boat (20 passengers) 1x 50-ton Modular Cutter w/ Passenger module (20 passengers)
1x 400-ton Manta-Class fueler

(Modules Carried): 2x 200-ton Armed Fuel modules

2x 100-ton Armed Qtrs. modules (Mk I.c)
2x 100-ton Troop Carrier modules (39 marines each)
1x 100-ton Drop Troop module (36 marines)
1x 50-ton Meson Screen module (PV=194)
1x 25-ton Missile module
1x 25-ton Missile/EMS Jammer module
*$* : In place of the TL-12 120-Mj Laser Turrets that are usually installed.

Notes

  • All Missile Turrets/Barbettes are loaded with TL-15 missiles.
  • The Clipper and all modules (except for the 200-ton Armed Fuel, 50-ton Meson Screen, and 25-ton Missile/EMS Jammer modules) are detailed in RCEG.
  • The 200-ton Armed Fuel Module has the following data
          Damage Tables: 
          Area   Surface  Internal     Systems 
          01-15  ---      Fuel         EMM - 1H      A/G - 1H 
          16-17  ---      Msl. Turret  EMMR - (2h)   Pwr. Pl. - 1H 
          18     Ant.     Pwr. Pl.     MFD - 1H      Msl. Turret - ???
          19     EMMR     Electr.      L/S - 2H      All Others - (1h) 
          20     A/L      Qtrs.        EL/S - 1H     
    
    
  • The 50-ton Meson Screen Module has the following data:
          Damage Tables: 
          Area   Surface  Internal     Systems 
          01-16  Ant.     Meson Scr.   Meson Scr. - 5H    A/G - (3h) 
          17-18  Ant.     Qtrs.        Small S/R - (2h)   Pwr. Pl. - 1H 
          19     A/L      Fuel         L/S - 1H           All Others - (1h) 
          20     EMMR     Pwr. Pl.     EL/S - 1H 
    
  • The 25-ton Missile/EMS Jammer module has the following data:
          Damage Tables: 
          Area   Surface  Internal     Systems 
          01     A/L      Qtrs.        EMS Jammer - (2h) 
          02     EMMR     Pwr. Pl.     MFD - 1H 
          03     Ant.     Electr.      L/S - 1H 
          04-05  ---      Electr.      EL/S - 1H 
          06     ---      Hold         Pwr. Pl. - 1H 
          07-15  C/H      Hold         Msl. Brbt. - 1H 
          16-20  ---      Msl. Brbt.   All Others - (1h)
    

    Optimized Plan of Attack for RC Clipper Ship

    Turn 1
    Turn 2
    Turn 3
    Turn 4
    Turn 5
    Turn 6
    Turn 7
    Turn 8
    Turn 9
    Turn 10
    Turn 11
    Turn 12
    Turn 13
    Turn 14
    Turn 15
    Turn 16
    Turn 17
    Total G-Turns Spent: 18
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