There isn't a summary anywhere for the Priv3 script, is there? I downloaded all the PDF's but it seems like I'm going to have to read through the whole thing to understand it.
Maybe I'll write one when I'm done.
Names with questions about ships.
These "problems" shouldn't really be an issue for you as the only items that are actually canon are what's in Star*Soldier. You should just be using the Privateer online stuff as suggestions and not actual truth. Use the info to fill in the blanks as needed and feel free to fudge the POL2 stuff that doesn't Jive. Anything in Star*Soldier overrules the other items because it was *actually* released.
Yeah, the two real issues there are the End of the War and the Beginning of the War. The rest of the stuff is fudgeable enough with those two worked out that it's not a problem.
I'd like some of the POL2 stuff to work with the timeline, it adds nice elements to the universe with things like 80% Loses in the Gemini Sector (which otherwise remains largely untouched by the Second Nephilim War).
For sure. I'm not saying not to use the stuff, but that where conflict arises, default the the actual known facts from Star*Soldier
Well, aside from the obvious flaw there (4 mission to describe a couple of years of the war?) why is that that mods always want to be set in the future...but use ships from the past? I get the whole familiarity thing, but it's just not that realistic.
It'd be like there being a nuclear war, and the United States started rolling out Essex-Class aircraft carriers to fly Hellcat fighters off instead of using the Nuclear Powered Nimtz-class carriers and Hornet fighters.
Given that the Rapier-Is, and Scimitars were in service for over 100 years and we know that Rapier-IIs, Broadswords, and Arrow Vs were still in service during the Nephilim War I don't really see much of a basis for your complaint.
In all fairness, Scimitars really were in service for a century, though.
What I find most hilarious about your post is that there is only a hundred years between the earliers dated WC Source (Action Stations) and the lastest dated WC Source (Star*Soldier). So...for half your post to be correct, a fighter would have to be in service for the entire timeline, which we already know can't be true.
Arrrows were still in service (They had a much letter service entry date then the other fighters listed)
Nevermind - I found the reference. Schim's apparently started service in 2557 - a centruy of service means retirement by 2657 (assuming it was actually only a full century) it's possible that this was stretched another 10 years due to the war to 2667 - which would have put it's service retirement date at roughly the end of the war.
(remember, the ones we fly in Arena aren't supposed to be new... they're the stuff being flown by mercenaries -- Confed proper has Hurricanes and Auroras and whatnot.)