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[STICKY] Sneak peek of Uncompromising Honor

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Re: [STICKY] Sneak peek of Uncompromising Honor
Post by kzt   » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:52 pm

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It's a joke. Not that real life didn't get in the way, but the TM stuff. He doesn't have to explain it more and probably won't unless you run into him in person in a relaxed setting.
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Re: [STICKY] Sneak peek of Uncompromising Honor
Post by jeremyr   » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:21 pm

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kzt wrote:It's a joke. Not that real life didn't get in the way, but the TM stuff. He doesn't have to explain it more and probably won't unless you run into him in person in a relaxed setting.


Ok, I like that answer
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Re: [STICKY] Sneak peek of Uncompromising Honor
Post by Bill Woods   » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:14 pm

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Maybe this has been covered in [Spoiler]ed threads, but there seems to be an inconsistency in the astrography. In A Rising Thunder, the Manties got to Agueda thus:
[At Agueda, Magellan] was a long way from home: [445 LY] from [Manticore] through hyperspace, and [327 LY] from Beowulf. Instead he'd transited from the Manticoran Junction to Beowulf, then crossed [63 LY] to the Roulette System, then transited the Roulette–Limbo Hyper Bridge and crossed another [49 LY] to Agueda. [total distance traveled in hyperspace: 112 LY]
No mention of also seizing the Prime–Ajay wormhole, but okay.
But in Uncompromising Honor the Roulette–Limbo wormhole isn't considered by either side, and it seems that Prime is on the way to Agueda:
[Lessem] and Cruiser Squadron 912 were 387.7 light-years (and forty-five days’ hyper-travel) from the Manticore System, ...
... The Prime System, however, was also only 21.5 LY (and less than three days) from the Agueda System and the Agueda-Stine hyper-bridge. ...
CruRon 912’s job was to see to it that the Prime Terminus stayed seized, particularly since Vice Admiral Correia had taken the rest of the task force off to Agueda en route to Stine. It would be ... inconvenient if he returned to Prime and found he had to return to Manticore through hyper.
...

“You’re thinking they may have staged through Prime en route to Agueda, Ma’am?” Ramaalas said [to Adm. Isotalo].
... “And if that’s what’s happening, kicking them off the terminus and keeping them off it could play hell with their logistics. It might even force whoever they sent to Agueda to fall back on Manticore the long way.” She smiled nastily. “That’d take their entire force out of action for almost two T-months without anyone even firing a shot.”
(And 387.7 + 21.5 < 445, but that's a quibble.)


Also
against missiles coming in at eighty percent of light-speed.
missiles can't reach 0.8 of lightsp– oh, never mind.
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Imagined conversation:
Admiral [noting yet another Manty tech surprise]:
XO, what's the budget for the ONI?
Vice Admiral: I don't recall exactly, sir. Several billion quatloos.
Admiral: ... What do you suppose they did with all that money?
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