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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:25 pm 
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And this is what happens when you take potshots at the secret weapons of the local Great Powers. They don't just let it go, and they tend to have other secret weapons/warships.


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I see they found a new naming scheme to go along with their new designs.


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Sadly that doesn't equate to a more powerful impact than the ones we've already seen get battleplates named after them. So it's probably just significant in that it hit Jupiter. Especially since Jupiter seems to be the UNS's shipyard/skunkworks. So while the other plates might have been made to theoretically protect Earth this one was made to protect Jupiter and was correspondingly upgraded through some combination of doing it in secret, having direct access to the Jupiter shipyards, or the UNS admiralty simply valuing Jupiter more highly.


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So this is a battletetrahedron?

"Hi, we're here to talk to the people who've been shooting at us."


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So just a guess but this one has 4 external 1km+ annie plants with a 2 or 3km plant in the middle.

I bet this was built as a counter to Petey's Extortionator class.


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Y'know, every time the UNS shows up and casually throws their weight around like this, I feel the desire to have Petey show up (either in something of even greater weight class, or much smaller) and just as casually punk them in turn.

"Yeah, we get it, you think you can do whatever you want 'cause you're the biggest dog around. Only... you're NOT, remember? How does it feel to be reminded of that?"


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Sure that's fun, but this isn't the UNS casually throwing their weight around. This is them responding to an act of war. Petey's already made his play, and it's still in the process of resolving. Now it's the UNS's turn.

They're pretty much on the same side this time.


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They're still being really ****ing smug about it.

Maybe I'm just overly sensitive to abuse of power lately.


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They might be smug, but this isn't really about having a lot of power and waving it around. Anyone with a teraport can do what they just did. If the other person's TAD is down, which they asked the Toughs to do, then even a hand held device can move entire ships.

Now if they had done this without the Toughs lowering their TAD, then that would be smug. As it is it's just unexpected and a bit rude. But considering the Toughs were riding around in a crippled warship it's probably also the safest thing that could have happened to them at the moment.


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I personally see this as the UNS being very careful to have a vessel potentially aligned with Chinook in a place where it can't wander off, and in such a state that it can be readily disabled if it puts up a fight.

I also suspect that the UNS has deployed more than the one battleplate to the system, and that things are going to get interesting. Well, even more interesting.


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If the UNS deployed more than one battleplate, but fewer battleplates than Chinook has discontinuous snipers, those battleplates are in serious trouble.

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I'm still concerned that this ship will roll a "2" ...

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I would not be surprised if Shoemaker-Levy is designed to generate an anti-long-gun barrier, or if its unusual design is intended to have it remain operational in some capacity after taking long gun hits to some of its annie plants. Its first operational deployment is in response to long gun fire in a scenario that a standard battleplate could otherwise handle. UNS high command has known about long guns as a possibility for quite some time, so they may have been working on countermeasures since before the teraport wars.


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