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c.r. brandon
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. -Marcus Aurelius
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. -Marcus Aurelius
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...the original series was not as simplistic as it is often accused. Most strikingly, its episodes reflect a Cold War vision of opposing superpowers embracing covert activities while recruiting allies from developing nations.



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And the rains came
Hello friends.  Sorry for my lengthy absence...in short this has been my most challenging and difficult year on the planet thus far. I want to make it clear from the start of this, I am not seeking sympathy and I know as surely as the sun rises today--my tr...

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In answer to Eli--yes I have.! love the Vanguard series, and the Archer class vessels!

Archer-class
Type: Light Scout
Size: 124 Kilotons, 45m Long, 22.5m Wide, 9m High,2 Decks
Crew: 14 (3 Gold, 4 Blue, 6 Red, 1 Green)
Cruising Speed: Warp 6
Maximum Speed: Warp 9
Maximum Impulse: 0.5c (900,000 km/round)
Shield Rating: +1
Armament: 1x Type VI Phaser banks (WR+3), 1x Photon Torpedo Launcher (WR+2 per torpedo)
Notes: Highly Maneuverable +2 to in tests to out maneuver other vessels

The Archer-class is a type of Federation Starfleet scout vessel in service at least in the 2260s. Archer-class ships were designed to go "very far, very fast, and not be noticed." They go "to the edge of nowhere and peek behind the curtains."

The ships are small and cramped. Of the crew of 14, only the captain and first officer have their own quarters. The remainder of the crew shares 4 single-bed compartments by "hot bunking". The ship is also too small to have a turbolift system, instead crew rely on ladders to travel between decks. The Archer-class is a small ship. There are only two decks - one in the saucer and one in the engineering hull - and the compartments near the edges of the decks are not tall enough to stand upright in. The captain and XO have small cabins, while the other twelve crew hot-bunk in four beds. There in no room aboard for landing craft, although this class ship can land on any VTOL pad large enough for its bulk.

The ship is equipped with a single lifeboat, on the starboard side of the main deck. In the cargo hold, the Archer class carries two amphibious rover vehicles, which are stored disassembled between deployments, to save space. The Archer-class ships are actually newer than the Constitution-class ships, and they carry Starfleet's state-of-the-art sensors and comms.

Archer-class ships can also outrun and outmaneuver Constitution-class ships (in part because of their superior power-to-mass ratio), but the Archer-class ships are not made to last long in firefights. They are designed as high-speed outriders, and their load-outs are specialized for scouting operations and long-range reconnaissance. 
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I thought it would be interesting to consider Miranda Class vessel for TOS gaming. The TOS version would make a great "bridge" vessel in a campaign as a new assignment from the Saladin class or if you wanted a more science/research explore the unknown campaign. Besides, I dig TOS ships and a TOS Miranda class just looks cool!

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The entire range of covers to date, I have a really killer one (IMHO) in the bullpen...
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And the +Jay Exonauts opportunity has beamed away-keep on trekking!
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One..final...time... the +Jay Exonauts edition...this will be up 24 hours OR LESS! No crying if you miss it I sincerely do not expect to do this again. I make NO MONEY/NO PROFIT from your purchase--but if you want to purchase any of my other games, much appreciated.

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Okay the "+Eli Arndt edition" opportunity is gone and beamed away!
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OFFERED ONE MORE TIME FOR ELI--get it while you can...will be pulled in a bit more than 1 day-I MAKE NO PROFIT AT ALL if you buy one.

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love it!
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