Do you want offical support for boarding parties?
- MAYBE SO!
I Think this would add a whole new dimension to GSB, as a slow cruiser will be vulnerable to a frigate that sneak under it’s minimum range, sinks boarding parties into it, and runs off. Boarding parties are a one shot weapon aimed at disabling and CAPTURING a enemy vessel. It works something like this:
1: frigate with boarding pods get close enough to launch them (say about 10/20), and launches them at enemy cruiser.
2:weapons try to blow up the pods, (PD does not have enough strength to destroy)
3:Pods reach Hull, passing through shield bubble (like fighters) and start cutting away at hull (on board lasers start picking of repair drones).
4:after say, 10 seconds( depends on the armour rating), in which other ships can destroy pods. they breach, and boarding start proper.
5: Battle commences inside the ship. If attackers win, ship changes side and starts firing on it’s former allies.
6: If the defenders win, pods are turned into mines and ejected, detonating near the attackers ships.
7: each ship has a certain number of ‘standard’ security troopers, and more can be added by adding crew bays etc. It goes without saying that the more pods that breach, the bigger chance the attackers have of winning!
Throw in your 2 cents/pence/rupees people!