Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Question on Ties..

  1. #1
    Veteran Player
    Join Date
    April 2000
    Location
    Reynoldsburg ohio (SE of columbus)
    Posts
    4,250

    Default Question on Ties..

    One of the newer people to be assigned editing of my modules for the Sparks group, has mentioned that the use of Tie interceptors and Tie Bombers is wrong for our timeframe (currently around 3-4 years prior to a new hope). Now i got from the main book, that the Interceptors were introduced shortly before yavin, but nothing on the bombers. SO when did they come out? And was there a Tie variant before hand that did the same job?
    You cannot dodge it if you don't know it is coming, and you cannot shoot at what you don't know is there!

  2. #2

    Default

    TIE bomber was created shortly after Yavin as well, before that the Empire had the TIE/GT

    http://www.starwars.com/databank/sta...ter/index.html

    This link has stats for it, though I am not sure if they are right, since I don't have the AJ 10

    http://www.galacticempiredatabank.com/TIEGBomber.html
    Last edited by Garan; 10 May 2006 at 11:14 PM.
    "I want a definitive answer, no more of your weaselly technobabble"

  3. #3
    Veteran Player
    Join Date
    April 2000
    Location
    Reynoldsburg ohio (SE of columbus)
    Posts
    4,250

    Default

    Thanks.
    You cannot dodge it if you don't know it is coming, and you cannot shoot at what you don't know is there!

  4. #4
    Moderator boccelounge's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 2005
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    2,931

    Question Interceptors?

    wolverine, I always thought the story was that Vader's Ep4 TIE was one of the prototypes that eventually led to the TIE-Interceptor... is this no longer the "canon" history?
    "Half the fun of God's forgiveness is having reasons to ask for it."

  5. #5

    Default

    It is canon, the "Squid" comes from Vaders TIE and is employed after Yavin, missread Wolvs post the first time. :/
    "I want a definitive answer, no more of your weaselly technobabble"

  6. #6
    Character Portrait Artist
    Join Date
    December 1999
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,537

    Default

    "Squid" or "Squint"?
    Modesty is like Dark Side Points. Everyone has their own opinion on where to draw the line.

    Player/author/illustrator for Tam Dawncaller in Star Wars: Tapestry

  7. #7

    Default

    Squint :] sorry to early in the morning for me.
    "I want a definitive answer, no more of your weaselly technobabble"

  8. #8
    Veteran Player
    Join Date
    October 1999
    Location
    Hoth
    Posts
    590

    Cool

    The Interceptor was created as a foil for the X-wing, after it's devastating success at Yavin.

    The bomber came along before that, replacing variants of the standard TIE. Interestingly enough, the bomber also had variants including a shuttlecraft.
    'The Three Little Pigs' is just childhood propaganda for the brick industry.

    "Why am I always mad? I'm Sith, you git! We're supposed to be angry!"

  9. #9
    Veteran Player
    Join Date
    April 2000
    Location
    Reynoldsburg ohio (SE of columbus)
    Posts
    4,250

    Default

    But do you have a time (even to a year) that the bomber came out? While the Tie/GT will fill that need, it does have a lot of lacking for it, like 4 speed vice the 6 of the bomber, lesser sensors etc...
    You cannot dodge it if you don't know it is coming, and you cannot shoot at what you don't know is there!

  10. #10

    Default

    I would make it the year of yavin as the ship was originally designed for the EP 4 film, but was first seen in ep 5.
    Last edited by Garan; 12 May 2006 at 06:59 AM.
    "I want a definitive answer, no more of your weaselly technobabble"

  11. #11
    Experienced Player
    Join Date
    August 2005
    Posts
    131

    Default

    Alderaan is destroyed the week before 35:8:4, (SWAG 3, pg 33)
    TIE/x2 ends field trials; will not be a production run (has hyperdrives etc) 36:1:13 (SWAG 5, pg 260)
    production of squints noted to begin in about six months, wuith initial deliveries of squadrons beginning the next month. so, around 36:7
    Report of battle of Hoth released on 38:6:9 (SWAG 14, pg 285)

    Though there is a write up on TIEs in SWAG 10, it does not provide anything useful in the way of timelines

    Personally, I'd put the bomber in the same production frame as the interceptor, since the Empire are already looking at upgrading it's forces and the bomber is the attack version of the interceptor.

  12. #12
    Veteran Player
    Join Date
    April 2000
    Location
    Reynoldsburg ohio (SE of columbus)
    Posts
    4,250

    Default

    Which kind of contradicts the Imp source book, which said bombers were 'released just before yavin, but not in full service until hoth era...
    You cannot dodge it if you don't know it is coming, and you cannot shoot at what you don't know is there!

  13. #13
    Moderator boccelounge's Avatar
    Join Date
    April 2005
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    2,931

    Default

    Originally posted by wolverine
    Which kind of contradicts the Imp source book, which said bombers were 'released just before yavin, but not in full service until hoth era...
    FWIW, that's how I've always played it.
    "Half the fun of God's forgiveness is having reasons to ask for it."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •