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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:28 am    Post subject: Re: TIE/rb Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
Okay, I've updated my stats for the TIE/rb based on the information from Whill and the links he provided. Apart from the official designation for /rb as "reinforcement battery", the big thing I changed was removing the standard TIE blaster/laser cannon from the cockpit, as they are nowhere in evidence on the model.

However, I did keep the modular weapon mount aspect, so this ship can be equipped with a mix of lasers, ion cannon, auto-blasters or a light concussion missile launcher. The general concept is, with TIEs equipped to operate almost exclusively in a superiority/intercept role, the TIE/rb provides them with heavy weapons "reinforcement" that can be tailored to fit specific mission requirements, whether heavy assault, pursuit & immobilize or superiority.

I like it!

CRMcNeill wrote:
Thanks. I can only imagine how much time the authors spent coming up with an acronym that worked.

It seems you are suggesting that they just arbitrarily made up the "/rb" designation, and then later came up with something to make it fit what that stand for. It think it is possible that "reinforcement battery" was made up later to fit, but they probably still didn't completely get "/rb" out of thin air. From the very beginning this ship was nicknamed "Brute" so "rb" could be a reversal of the first two letters of brute. The other possibility is that when the ship was designed "reinforcement battery" was written down somewhere but that just wasn't revealed to the public until this year.

Either way, you've made it work for your stats and capsule. That's awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there's a definite aspect of backronyming involved here, considering how long after official sources like the Visual Dictionary were released. It's in keeping with the low bar currently set with the storygroup to just pick a pair of letters somewhat related to the nickname, but reverse them so that it looks like a standard TIE designation, without ever bothering to consider that TIE designations all have a meaning behind them.
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