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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ooh, WEG stats for ships like the Profundity? I await them with baited breath. Very Happy

Don't let it get too baited; we're not there quite yet,
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, as part of the fractalsponge project, I've come across a ship of his called the Mu-Class Shuttle. It's very cool looking, smaller than the Lambda, with a folding wing design that fits well on ships without the overhead height needed for a Lambda.

It also looks nothing like WEG's version of the Mu-Class Shuttle, which actually looks almost exactly like the Lambda-Class Shuttle.

What I'm thinking of doing is folding the two known Mu-Class variants into the Lambda, so it has Utility Transport, VIP Transport and Long-Range Scout variants.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Fractal Sponge shuttle for a smaller shuttle, but I'm not loving the line drawing of the Mu though.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like the Fractal Sponge shuttle for a smaller shuttle, but I'm not loving the line drawing of the Mu though.

Definitely. It's like someone got lazy and just used the Lambda's line drawing with just enough change to make it look different.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different, but ugly. Or should that be butt ugly?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kinda like it. Definitely looks Imperial.

Though, to be honest, I am a fan of smaller ships, especially when it comes to shuttles and transports.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bren wrote:
Different, but ugly. Or should that be butt ugly?
jmanski wrote:
I kinda like it. Definitely looks Imperial.

Though, to be honest, I am a fan of smaller ships, especially when it comes to shuttles and transports.

I try not to think of it as "ugly" so much as a badly drawn Lambda. Picture the Lambda shuttle, but missing the center fin in place of a dorsal comm-scan package.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's definitely a kinder, gentler way to look at the drawing. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
I try not to think of it as "ugly" so much as a badly drawn Lambda. Picture the Lambda shuttle, but missing the center fin in place of a dorsal comm-scan package.


That's how I've always thought of WEG's Mu-class shuttle, basically a Lambda remake with a dorsal comm-scan package if an Imperial flag officer has to issue high-priority orders while in transit between capital ships or planets. Or even as an escape vehicle to get the flag officer evacuated from a damaged or destroyed flagship so that he can resume command of an ongoing battle on a different capital ship.

Of course, high-priority targets such as the Mu-class are going to be escorted up the wazoo if that flag officer or any other superior officers issuing the transit order are even remotely competent....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sutehp wrote:
That's how I've always thought of WEG's Mu-class shuttle, basically a Lambda remake with a dorsal comm-scan package if an Imperial flag officer has to issue high-priority orders while in transit between capital ships or planets. Or even as an escape vehicle to get the flag officer evacuated from a damaged or destroyed flagship so that he can resume command of an ongoing battle on a different capital ship.

Of course, high-priority targets such as the Mu-class are going to be escorted up the wazoo if that flag officer or any other superior officers issuing the transit order are even remotely competent....

I'd fold that mission profile into the broader overall ship type of a scout/courier. It can do everything you're thinking, and more, but at the expense of transport capacity (less passengers and cargo space).

The more normal version of the Lambda would be a utility transport, and the much more rare VIP variant would sacrifice carrying capacity for stronger hull and better shields.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, as promised, I just went back and updated the Lambda-Class by folding the various versions of the Mu-Class into it. Now the main model is a Utility Transport, with VIP Transport and Scout/Courier variants. For the purposes of what we see on the screen, Vader and the Emperor's shuttles were VIP Transports, the Tydirium was a Utility Transport, and the funky line-drawing version from the Scouts book is the Scout/Courier.
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