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  1. #1
    utopiaone@qconline.co
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    Ship Maintenance

    BI> In 'Cities of the Sun', the maintenance cost of a ship is determined
    by
    BI>the number of troop units it may carry ( 0-3 units, 0 GB; 4-6 units, 2 GBs;
    BI>etc..).
    BI> My question is, every ship in the game can carry 0 to 3 troops,
    hence
    BI>every ship has a maintenance cost of 1 GB ! Something seems wrong here ....

    You add the maintenance of all of your ships to get that total, and then
    compare that number to the the chart to find your total ship
    maintenance.

    On a similar note, Coasters, those small ships that have a troop
    capacity of 0, would also seem to have a maintenance of 0, making it a
    rather simple task to have an armada of these ships at no maintenance
    cost. This doesn't seem right. I realize that coasters are rather
    useless in small numbers, but in droves, they can overpower some of the
    biggest ships. Was this meant to be part of the game design, or am I
    (and the rest of us in the group I play with) misreading the rules here?

    Chris
    UtopiaOne@qconline.com

  2. #2
    Mike Carscadden
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    Ship Maintenance

    L. Willett wrote:
    >
    > In 'Cities of the Sun', the maintenance cost of a ship is determined by
    > the number of troop units it may carry ( 0-3 units, 0 GB; 4-6 units, 2 GBs;
    > etc..).
    > My question is, every ship in the game can carry 0 to 3 troops, hence
    > every ship has a maintenance cost of 1 GB ! Something seems wrong here ....
    >
    > ************************************************** *************************
    > > 'unsubscribe birthright' as the body of the message.
    In the begining I had my Cities in the Sun stolen so I can't tell you
    what it said, but in the navel battle set it says 0-3 capicity 1GB and
    the capacity is of your whole nave not one ship at a time.

    Hope that is cleared up.

    MJC

  3. #3
    Cec Stacey
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    Ship Maintenance

    L. Willett wrote:
    >
    > In 'Cities of the Sun', the maintenance cost of a ship is determined by
    > the number of troop units it may carry ( 0-3 units, 0 GB; 4-6 units, 2 GBs;
    > etc..).
    > My question is, every ship in the game can carry 0 to 3 troops, hence
    > every ship has a maintenance cost of 1 GB ! Something seems wrong here ....


    No one said that having a navy was cheap. Did you notice that all army
    units have a maintenance cost of at least 1GB, even levies?

  4. #4
    cmurphy@staterail.nsw.go
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    Ship Maintenance

    Eric Tighe wrote:
    >
    > On April 5th you wrote:
    >
    > ----------
    > From: owner-birthright@lists.MPGN.COM on behalf of L. Willett
    > Sent: Saturday, April 05, 1997 12:09 PM
    > To: Birthright- ML
    > Subject: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Ship Maintenance
    >
    > In 'Cities of the Sun', the maintenance cost of a ship is determined by
    > the number of troop units it may carry ( 0-3 units, 0 GB; 4-6 units, 2 GBs;
    > etc..).
    > My question is, every ship in the game can carry 0 to 3 troops, hence
    > every ship has a maintenance cost of 1 GB ! Something seems wrong here ....
    >
    > ************************************************** *************************
    > > 'unsubscribe birthright' as the body of the message.
    >
    > I think you missed something. Check out card sheet 1 from Cities of the Sun.
    > There is only one ship that can carry 3 Units, two ships that carry 2 units,
    > six ships that carry only 1 unit and three ships that can't carry units (only
    > passengers). The maintenance chart is for the total amount of units that an
    > entire fleet can carry. IE 1 galleon and 2 Caravel = 2GB Maint. not 3GB as you
    > suggest.I wrote the following list for myself from the cardsheet.
    > Unit/Cargo
    > Caravel 1 and 3
    > Coaster 0 or 1
    > Cog 1 and 3
    > Dhoura 1 and 2
    > Dhow 0 or 1
    > Drakkar 1 or 1
    > Galleon 3 and 6
    > Keelboat 0 or 1
    > Knarr 1 and 2
    > Longship 1 and 1
    > Roundship 2 and 5
    > Zebec 2 or 2
    > Hope this helps.
    > Eric Tighe
    > Gorwen@homemail.com
    > ************************************************** *************************
    > > 'unsubscribe birthright' as the body of the message.
    You are meant to add up the TOTAL number of Units ALL OF YOUR SHIPS
    combined can carry and then consult the table for the maintenance cost
    of your Navy as a whole.
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