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A mod that makes the Raiders a playable race along with lots of totally new ships to boot!

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Post by Meurig » Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:52 pm

A slightly odder analogy...

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Post by RL~Assassin~ » Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:01 pm

um, okaaaayy.....

but i was going more along the lines of a sci-fi analogy and how is being of star trek make them useless? me thinks we have a trekkie basher in our midst

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Post by Captain Pierce » Sun Feb 16, 2003 1:33 am

Well, I think he meant specifically Voyager... Image

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Post by SyntaxVorlon » Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:42 pm

Mostly Voyager.
The turanics are based, as most things are in HW are based on ancient tribal history. Some might remember the battle of the Talas river from Chinese history for example.
So a comparison to the main group of raiders around that time and area is accurate. But if you're looking for a good analogy in scifi then you have to look at the Black Suns in SW and perhaps the Raiders in B5. Star Trek can't hold up against the scrutiny of a good plot.

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Post by Captain Pierce » Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:47 pm

Black Sun, IMO, isn't a very good analogy for the Raiders--Black Sun was more an attempt to create an interstellar Mafia. It's a lot more organized than I think the Turanic Raiders are.

OTOH, I think the Turanics are probably more organized than the B5 raiders, but that's just a guess since we don't really know much about them... Image

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Post by SyntaxVorlon » Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:53 pm

The B5 raiders created the second smallest jump capable ship using stolen, presumedly, EA tech. They have to be pretty organized.
And they do contract work, they were working for the Drazi in Season 5.

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Post by Captain Pierce » Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:03 pm

I didn't recall either of the Raider Jump ships being particularly small...

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Post by SyntaxVorlon » Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:26 am

The Battle Wagon was something like a corvette, mostly just a jump engine and ports for fighters.

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Post by Captain Pierce » Mon Mar 24, 2003 2:04 pm

Yeah, but even corvette-class ships in B5 are huge... Image

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Post by RL~Assassin~ » Tue Mar 25, 2003 3:59 pm

yes the sound of dead forums is the sound of pigs being slaughters and men knashing their teeth, horrible

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