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Re: A Question about the NTF
Or they could do it like in Under siege and use a band.
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Erika Eleniak in a GTVA uniform?

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Re: A Question about the NTF
Related to points about the Perseus earlier this thread: 

Do we have a hard timeframe for how long it took to wipe the floor with the NTF after the deployment of the Perseus?  It might be plausible if the time difference was something like six months instead of one.

 

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Erika Eleniak in a GTVA uniform?

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No, an NTF one. like Bosches, but with more unbutton.
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Realistically impossible. Collie is manned by tens of thousands of Terran and Vasudan crew. NTF managed to slip in saboteurs to down the Collie's FCS while the Iceni slipped through, but I doubt they would have the resources to do any more.

Actually, I put a little more thought into this

What about a separate timeline? This one would have more NTF sympathizers, most of which were working on the Collie during the time it was being built. Maybe they implemented certain measures that when activated, a gas would be put through the air and kill everyone on board.

It could also be taken before it's official crew boarded it. Though it would be well protected, there would have been no crew aboard the collie at the time of seizing it
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Re: A Question about the NTF
What about a separate timeline? This one would have more NTF sympathizers, most of which were working on the Collie during the time it was being built. Maybe they implemented certain measures that when activated, a gas would be put through the air and kill everyone on board.

It could also be taken before it's official crew boarded it. Though it would be well protected, there would have been no crew aboard the collie at the time of seizing it

That does sound interesting.
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Re: A Question about the NTF
Related to points about the Perseus earlier this thread: 

Do we have a hard timeframe for how long it took to wipe the floor with the NTF after the deployment of the Perseus?  It might be plausible if the time difference was something like six months instead of one.

About 12 missions between The Sixth Wonder and Endgame including SOC1. I would not expect that to cover a huge span of time.

As for NTF getting hold of the Colossus, I would say it is possible if you started from the groundwork of when it was built. However, it is still not an easy task considering that it was a joint project between the two races, meaning there could easily have been large amounts of Vasudan resistance when they try to commandeer the ship. Also I am doubtful of whether NTF has that many personel and agents within the GTVA, and whether they will have enough manpower as a whole to take the whole ship. Working from before the ship was deployed is a good start, but there will be a lot of details that need to be thought out for it not to sound dumb.
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Re: A Question about the NTF
The NTF Perseus missions are all multi missions so snail is quite right.
As for support ships, I'd stick to mainly FS1 Era ships with some Triton's and maybe some GTMers, they wont have any GTGs indeed.
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Related to points about the Perseus earlier this thread: 

Do we have a hard timeframe for how long it took to wipe the floor with the NTF after the deployment of the Perseus?  It might be plausible if the time difference was something like six months instead of one.

About 12 missions between The Sixth Wonder and Endgame including SOC1. I would not expect that to cover a huge span of time.

As for NTF getting hold of the Colossus, I would say it is possible if you started from the groundwork of when it was built. However, it is still not an easy task considering that it was a joint project between the two races, meaning there could easily have been large amounts of Vasudan resistance when they try to commandeer the ship. Also I am doubtful of whether NTF has that many personel and agents within the GTVA, and whether they will have enough manpower as a whole to take the whole ship. Working from before the ship was deployed is a good start, but there will be a lot of details that need to be thought out for it not to sound dumb.

SOC 1 is deep undercover.  Deep undercover is something you don't risk for less than a couple months information.  Additionally, a combat mission, on average, every three days will introduce combat fatigue like you wouldn't believe.  I wouldn't put it past Command, but a week or two between missions not explicitly stated to be near back-to-back would be more reasonable.

 

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Two sorties a day would not be considered an unreasonable load for a combat pilot, Scotty.
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Two sorties a day, maybe.  Two combat missions on the scale of FreeSpace 2?  Decidedly less likely.  Remember that sortie refers to anytime the fighter is launched, not just combat missions.

(Plus, we never have to play any of the "congratulations, you managed to destroy the two enemy patrol craft.  Return to base" missions.)

 

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(Plus, we never have to play any of the "congratulations, you managed to destroy the two enemy patrol craft.  Return to base" missions.)

There's one of those in War in Heaven.  :nervous:

 

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Canon? :rolleyes:

 

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Sorry.  :(

 

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Plus, we never have to play any of the "congratulations, you managed to destroy the two enemy patrol craft.  Return to base" missions.
There was the very first FS1 mission where you defended the Orff but that's another subject entirely.
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That's like the first "real" mission anyone flies...EVER.
Assuming that they start with FS1.

Even then, you actually encounter enemies. I'm thinking that some patrol missions you don't even encounter a single thing.
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I'd like to see some meta-humor campaign where you fly five or six patrols in a row and don't do a damn thing. :p

 

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heh, make the first mission 90 minutes of flying straight, then jump back to base :P

 

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That would be Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2335.
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I was thinking something more anticlimatic

Nearing the end... several massive cap ships jump in the ominously look upon your puny insignificant life!
Dozens of squadrons jump in on you!

Then they all jump out and you're left to your solitude
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