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Offline Abyss

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A Question about the NTF
I'm working on a mission where you fight against the NTF and am wondering what ships the NTF commonly used?

 
Re: A Question about the NTF
Mk1s, Lokis, Zeus, Medusa, MK2s later in the campaign, Myrms.

Hmmm...

Orions/Aeolus/Fenris/Leviathan/Deimos.

I've seen some missions with Perseus on their side too, not sure about the rest.
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Re: A Question about the NTF
Thank you, you helped me a lot.

 

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Re: A Question about the NTF
Yeah, the NTF does not have a lot (if any) modern fighters.

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Re: A Question about the NTF
THE NTF DO NOT USE PERSEUS.


The Perseus first combat op was during Enif Station. Unless the NTF had an advanced batch, I doubt they'd have any large numbers of Perseus that late in the campaign (less than a month before their eventual downfall).

 

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Re: A Question about the NTF
Just because they're more commonly used doesn't mean "only" obviously. Feel free to use what ships you feel gives a better mission.

Ships like Erinyes or Pegasus would be super odd, but others could be explained fairly well.

This isn't a crap on everyone else, they're all correct. Just a reminder is all.


 

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Re: A Question about the NTF
THE NTF DO NOT USE PERSEUS.


The Perseus first combat op was during Enif Station. Unless the NTF had an advanced batch, I doubt they'd have any large numbers of Perseus that late in the campaign (less than a month before their eventual downfall).

My FS history is slightly hazy, was it the first use of the Perseus period or simply the first use by Alpha 1? I know it has a first known use, I'm just not sure if that it the first use ever? Again, kinda hazy.

 

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Re: A Question about the NTF
Ships like Erinyes or Pegasus would be super odd, but others could be explained fairly well.

Thanks, you just gave me an idea for a later mission.

 

Offline Asakura

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Re: A Question about the NTF
Capitals include Orions, Deimos, Aeolus, Fenris. I do not remember them fielding too many Leviathans, if any at all. It should be noted that Fenrises would likely be a lot more common based on cost and speed as NTF fights guerrilla largely.

Fighters would most commonly be the old Hercs, Ulysses and Lokis. They have fielded more "advanced" ones such as Herc.II and Myrmidon but that is about it.

Bomber-wise Zeus and Medusas.

Other ships I would NOT expect them to field includes Charybdis and Triton, nor would I expect them to have any Mjolnirs to field. Would be a fair guess that they will not have the Zephyrus miner either as it was developed later and the NTF as a whole had little business with the nebulae.

About the Perseus, one or some of those multiplayer allows you to fly it as the NTF. However, by canon I would say they do not have it because it is still largely a new design, and even if The Sixth Wonder was not the first fielding of the ship I would not expect NTF to have the schematics.

 

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Re: A Question about the NTF
Ships like Erinyes or Pegasus would be super odd, but others could be explained fairly well.

Thanks, you just gave me an idea for a later mission.

I must stress the "super" in my statement

 

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Re: A Question about the NTF
THE NTF DO NOT USE PERSEUS.


The Perseus first combat op was during Enif Station. Unless the NTF had an advanced batch, I doubt they'd have any large numbers of Perseus that late in the campaign (less than a month before their eventual downfall).

My FS history is slightly hazy, was it the first use of the Perseus period or simply the first use by Alpha 1? I know it has a first known use, I'm just not sure if that it the first use ever? Again, kinda hazy.
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Re: A Question about the NTF
Well there you go, it would only be after Enif Station really

  

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Re: A Question about the NTF
The NTF fields mainly FS1-era fighters and bombers, but occasionally Myrmidons and Herc IIs are used. Capital ships are fair game, with the exception of the Hecate.

As far as support craft go, the Charybdis is a no-no. We don't see them using any Zephyrs or Hippocrates, but that doesn't mean they don't have them.
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Re: A Question about the NTF
The NTF fields mainly FS1-era fighters and bombers, but occasionally Myrmidons and Herc IIs are used. Capital ships are fair game, with the exception of the Hecate.

As far as support craft go, the Charybdis is a no-no. We don't see them using any Zephyrs or Hippocrates, but that doesn't mean they don't have them.

The GTM is pre-NTF insurgency, but I am doubtful about the Zephyrus. In the briefing Zephyrus was only deployed alongside the Charybdis when the Nebula campaign started after SOC loop1. NTF also has no known nebula operations, except for all things ETAK-related, so I doubt they were mining the gas clouds either.

EDIT: It should also be key to remember that NTF was crushed soon after the Nebula campaign began. Bosch got where he wanted and the NTF is of no use to him anymore. GTVA has also overwhelmed and recaptured all the systems that NTF once controlled. The NTF is unliekly to field any new technology introduced during the campaign.
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Re: A Question about the NTF
I think an idea for a campaign is the NTF somehow getting their hands on the Collie

Hijacking it or whatnot, then using it against

Unless this has already been done... but see I can't use FS_open so I don't know what's been done or has not
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Re: A Question about the NTF
An NTF collie.... That makes me smile.

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Re: A Question about the NTF
I think an idea for a campaign is the NTF somehow getting their hands on the Collie

Hijacking it or whatnot, then using it against

Unless this has already been done... but see I can't use FS_open so I don't know what's been done or has not

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.

 

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Re: A Question about the NTF
Bosch beer anaesthetic?
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Re: A Question about the NTF
An attempt to steal the Big C?

 

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Re: A Question about the NTF
It'd be an extremely massive operation requiring numerous NTF-sympathisers on the Colossus, massive firepower and enormous numbers of marines.  Not impossible, just extraordinarily risky.  I suppose you could do it by holding the Captain's family hostage and sabotaging the Colossus's communication systems.
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