Sep 3 2018, 08:01 Group: Grid Cop, 5éme Corbin
Though not in the very first publications for Traveller - the design appeared in, and early adventures cite it from, the Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society - the close escort design has appeared in scenarios again and again, and of course has made its way into our own Warships as a hull size. I might put forward a new introduction from the Union of Sol, very soon after GW I, perhaps originally the Mercury class, which has persisted not as literally the same design but as a family of similar warcraft through the decades (I might compare the expression "dreadnought"): fast, efficient, long-range, adaptable little ships (later examples edging up to corvette size, with different armour fit-outs), with a mixed armament of beams (of various types) and missiles (likewise), decent computers and sensors, a helpful sub-craft and capacity both to dock and land.
This post has been edited by uncle_jimbo on Sep 3 2018, 08:28
Sep 3 2018, 08:27 Group: Grid Cop, 5éme Corbin
In fact, they'll probably look a lot like the Alaundrin Lucre class statistically, though I might have a try at building one without referring to that example. Under GMG or Warships design assumptions, I don't think the launch is essential.