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by Lyras
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

Really, Longswords are cool, they really are. However its misuse on NS as a missile spam vessel is what makes it really shitty. Its that thing thats cool and has its uses, but its honestly overused and pretty much a head horse. This is, tbh, pretty much it. Gives me the grumps. I think the funniest...
by Lyras
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

Again, you're vastly overestimating the capabilities of OTH radar and the capabilities of escorts. Your inner layer of escorts, for example, has nearly 800,000 square kilometers to cover. Meanwhile, the Longsword's radar, with it's poor resolution, will be able to provide valuable targeting informa...
by Lyras
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

AWACs calling in orbital weapons requires: 1. AWACs not being shot down, which is tough, as their own radar is less ranged than the heavy SAMs that are available to bring them down, and are very vulnerable to weapons that a SDGN carries, let alone the escorts. Which of course are being assisted in ...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

AWACs calling in orbital weapons requires: 1. AWACs not being shot down, which is tough, as their own radar is less ranged than the heavy SAMs that are available to bring them down, and are very vulnerable to weapons that a SDGN carries, let alone the escorts. Which of course are being assisted in T...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

Inyourfaceistan wrote:Would it be possible to stick a passive radar seeker on a tomahawk missile?

(Not something I plan to emulate, just a hypothetical question)


Yep. Quite possible. OTH radars are a bitch to track, however, because of the ionosphere-bouncing thing they do.
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

Possible... but aircraft carrying Exocets have to get within 200km to fire upon the enemy fleet, which is within the range of enemy combat air patrol. Lyran fleet or ground forces carrying Hellions can stand-off at 3,000km. That's a plus. really, you don't expect your enemy to do what you did and '...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

If you have to put a radar close to the enemy, the radar can be hit. Thus, using multiple small radars to put a whole bunch of overlapping circles of radar coverage to the same area, while cheaper, means you will have critically incomplete coverage. AEWACs has inferior range to a large-scale OTH ra...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

While entertaining, the use of attendant escorts and arsenal ships for missile volume is the norm. Although the mental image is amusing. This is NS. Norm is bad. Longsword carriers tens of thousands of ESSMs, RIM-161/174s while rest of fleet carry AShMs and ESSMs for self-defense. Enemy fleet runs ...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

It seems the collective inability to grasp the idea of OTHER PLATFORMS firing the missiles knows no bounds. I'm not pointing this comment at anyone in particular. 'tis simply an observation. Longswords spot fleets. Other force elements generally fire the missiles. Sure, Longswords CAN, but doctrina...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

I saw this, and see it a bit, but just thought that I'd draw collective attention to something. I just sunk 5,000 Stevidian ships. Because I had a Longsword in my fleet. I could see, and target, the Stevidian 5th Fleet, due to the Longsword's OTH radar. A piece of equipment that I could otherwise n...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

Over-the-horizon radar ship turned into missilespam destroyer. #NSLogic It seems the collective inability to grasp the idea of OTHER PLATFORMS firing the missiles knows no bounds. I'm not pointing this comment at anyone in particular. 'tis simply an observation. Longswords spot fleets. Other force ...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

If Taiwan (???) ever buys any F-35s, I'll post in NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #999 from the nursing home and publicly proclaim that the Longsword is a well thought out and practical design. I saw this, and see it a bit, but just thought that I'd draw collective attention to something. I...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #5
Replies: 8153
Views: 77010

Whoever has been saying this is full of shit. The only bad idea about it is you don't save any money or personnel by still having the catapult. Otherwise there is no problem. Simultaneous flight ops gets mentioned a lot but not even the USN makes use of this anymore. In fact in wartime operations t...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Do you class the above nation as hostile
Replies: 528
Views: 3136

New Frenco Empire wrote:What's the point?


Writing pleasure? Hard to know. Don't quite follow myself. Perhaps something I said?
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Do you class the above nation as hostile
Replies: 528
Views: 3136

They don't seem crazy, and are thus unlikely to be hostile to us.
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Military Ground Vehicles of Your Nation [NO MECHS] Type 6
Replies: 6860
Views: 75943

Rich and Corporations wrote:Or you could use both IFVs, APCs, and tanks (light, medium or heavy) in a combined arms arrangement.


This is rare below battalion level, but you do need to do this for your total force to be properly effective, in my humble opinion.
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Military Ground Vehicles of Your Nation [NO MECHS] Type 6
Replies: 6860
Views: 75943

This is true, and illustrates something of the confusion. Many an APC crew tend to use the vehicle in support of their dismounts anyway. Battle of Long Tan is a classic example. Which is part of the reason that I don't use APCs. If the APCs are going to hang around anyway, might as well just give t...
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Military Ground Vehicles of Your Nation [NO MECHS] Type 6
Replies: 6860
Views: 75943

Gallia- wrote:ACAVs in Vietnam did IFV before it was cool.


This is true, and illustrates something of the confusion. Many an APC crew tend to use the vehicle in support of their dismounts anyway. Battle of Long Tan is a classic example.
by Lyras
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Military Ground Vehicles of Your Nation [NO MECHS] Type 6
Replies: 6860
Views: 75943

Much is doctrinal. An APC is a 'battle taxi', whereas (esp. in the west) IFVs are generally expected to advance alongside the dismounts, and continue to provide fire support, usually under the command of the squad/section commander (who is generally a dismount).
by Lyras
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Do you class the above nation as hostile
Replies: 528
Views: 3136

Confederate Ramenia wrote:
Lyras wrote:Hostile, no. Worth watching, and with quirky internal politics, yes.
Also, Ragnarum's self-confessed regular annexation of nearby states is of more than small concern to the Protectorate.

Definitely.


/skipme
Hostile? Scary, I accept. Odd, certainly. But hostile? Might I ask why, precisely?
by Lyras
Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:16 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Holy Grail Found????
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Jesus, regardless of the source you choose from, was not a wealthy man, and was very conscious to stay that way, and not be taken in by the hypocrisy of the religious establishment of the era. Thus, a heavily ornamented golden chalice would not have been used by he and his far-from-rich disciples at...
by Lyras
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Do you class the above nation as hostile
Replies: 528
Views: 3136

Hostile, no. Worth watching, and with quirky internal politics, yes.
Also, Ragnarum's self-confessed regular annexation of nearby states is of more than small concern to the Protectorate.
by Lyras
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:30 am
 
Forum: Global Economics and Trade
Topic: Pijl-class Arsenal Ship
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Fixed.
by Lyras
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:54 am
 
Forum: Global Economics and Trade
Topic: Pijl-class Arsenal Ship
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Pijl-class Arsenal Ship

Pijl -class Arsenal Ship - Free Republic of Lamoni http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb62/2821090/Pijl-class_zps53aec71b.png --- The Pijl (Dutch for Arrow) program began when it was learned that the Protectorate of Lyras was working on it's own arsenal ship. During the design and construction peri...
by Lyras
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:15 pm
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Moving is never easy! (Semi-open,GD)
Replies: 111
Views: 3961

+++Bredubar, Protectorate of Lyras+++ +++Executive Command+++ +++Grid 02180226+++ +++0830h Local+++ "George, you mean to tell me that there is no one over there picking up the metaphorical phone? In the whole country?" "Sir, that would be simplistic. We have our liaison officers, and ...
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