Lt. Commander
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# 11
03-19-2010, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RCSlyman View Post
Technically, if you could get a shuttlecraft inside the shields of a ship, they could use the transporter inside the shuttle to beam aboard the enemy vessel. Alternatively, they could use the Type 4 phaser array the normal shuttlecraft are armed with to destroy the shuttlebay doors of the enemy ship and force their way into the shuttlebay. However, some ships just do not have shuttlebays, so that wouldn't always be an option.

That is, if a shuttlecraft could actually make it inside the shields of ship. Which they can't. Except in this game.

This has always been a question plaguing use of boarding parties via shuttlecraft. That's why Starfleet Battles/Starfleet Command boarding actions were always done via transporter raids. Boarding action in the midst of combat via shuttlecraft just isn't feasible. Erratic manuevers would prevent even skilled pilots from boarding, even if there wasn't the problem of getting the craft inside the shields.
We're both SFB players. Where are the suicide shuttles and scatter packs?

Let's see, shuttlecraft gets inside shields of ship. Ship immediately uses its transporters to beam occupants of shuttlecraft to brig, open space or wherever. Or beams it's own boarding party onto shutlecraft. Or beams a nuclear device/nerve agent onto shuttlecraft. Supposing shuttlecraft manages to get inside ship's shields and transports boarding party, what is preventing ship from re-transporting the boarding party elsewhere?

Okay, the shuttlecraft destroys the shuttlecraft bay doors and scoots inside. But then there is no atmosphere in the shuttle bay. Gotta have space suits, and an air lock, to get from the unpressurized shuttle bay into the pressurized interior of the ship where all the juicy sub-systems are waiting to be taken out. Before the ship's crew, which greatly outnumbers the boarding party, figures out what's going on.

Yeah, the whole boarding party ploy is a suicide mission with a very low probability of success. One of those tactics that only works in movies and MMOs.
Lt. Commander
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# 12
03-19-2010, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by STObee
We're both SFB players. Where are the suicide shuttles and scatter packs?
Man, I'd settle for a WW for those damned HPTs, I tell you what! >.<

Quote:
Let's see, shuttlecraft gets inside shields of ship. Ship immediately uses its transporters to beam occupants of shuttlecraft to brig, open space or wherever. Or beams it's own boarding party onto shutlecraft. Or beams a nuclear device/nerve agent onto shuttlecraft. Supposing shuttlecraft manages to get inside ship's shields and transports boarding party, what is preventing ship from re-transporting the boarding party elsewhere?

Okay, the shuttlecraft destroys the shuttlecraft bay doors and scoots inside. But then there is no atmosphere in the shuttle bay. Gotta have space suits, and an air lock, to get from the unpressurized shuttle bay into the pressurized interior of the ship where all the juicy sub-systems are waiting to be taken out. Before the ship's crew, which greatly outnumbers the boarding party, figures out what's going on.

Yeah, the whole boarding party ploy is a suicide mission with a very low probability of success. One of those tactics that only works in movies and MMOs.
All the above, absolutely true. There'd just be no way that shuttlecraft could be used for boarding actions mid combat. Unless they were equipped with personal transport inhibitors they could toggle. Of course, that doesn't stop the boardee's ship from intercepting the matter stream, then scattering it in space.

And yeah, sure, could happen from ship-to-ship transport, too, but a transporter operator's not going to respond quick enough to that, as they would to sensors seeing three shuttles on an intercept course.
Lt. Commander
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# 13
06-03-2010, 06:04 AM
How do you know when your ship has been boarded by an enemy?
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# 14
06-08-2010, 06:10 AM
What I would like is a shutlle craft jam packed with tricobalt warheads that can penetrate the shields and explode inside th shiled bubble...now that would awesome
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