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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9 Boarding Parties
03-19-2010, 07:39 PM
Not to put too much thought into this but -

How do the boarding parties get from their shuttlecraft onto the enemy ship??? Is that explained? Do they yell "trick or treat" and the enemy ship's shuttle bay opens, then closes, then pressurizes so they can jump out and surprise the enemy crew?

If you could beam a boarding party aboard an enemy ship you could beam anything aboard - like say a 20 megaton thermonuclear warhead or a few containers of nerve agent - right? Conversely, you could beam anything off the enemy ship and rematerialize it anywhere within range, for example you could beam off the enemy bridge crew and rematerialize them in open space.

All damaged ships still have gravity and ample atmoshpere throughout. Atmoshpere of the same type, at the same atmospheric pressure. All the player species home planets have roughly the same gravity. A species like the Gorns didn't grow up on a planet with twice earth gravity or something like that, which their ships might also have just to keep the owning species comfortable.

Boarding parties, being a common tactic in wartime, wouldn't result in certain defensive measures being designed into warships, particularly in sensitive areas like engineering, bridge, auxillary bridge, etc?

A ship like a BoP with a small crew would send a boarding party (half the BoP crew) onto a full-sized cruiser with what expectations?