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  1. Norfolk nChance

    A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF)

    @Sento de Benimaclet I agree, they the United States needs to be ahead of the curve. Yet they feel and look like they’re playing catch up. NASA saying Mars unlikely in the 2030s. The Moon staging post late 2020s. We should have been there by now. Private Corporations racing ahead or taking the lead could become very problematic. Imagine SpaceX in 2035 mines the first near Earth asteroid [ERO] with a low DeltaV? Horror show with history repeating itself. Like the East India Company growing to dwarf the Crown’s asset, and becoming uncontrollable and totally corrupt. United States needs stay ahead of this competitive game. The threats might be more than just country wide as jurisdiction in Outer Space is not under US Law. The problem as always COST both current plus a sizeable allocation to R&D. This might sound far fetched but history time and time again proves otherwise. From oil and Rockefeller, Carnegie and steel, to Apple Inc becoming the first Trillion-dollar Company in history. Its Market Cap makes it larger than the GDP of each of 183 out of the 199 countries of which the World Bank monitors GDP Data. In other words, if it was a Country it would be the 16th Largest. SpaceX mines an ERO in 2035 could quite literal destabilizes economies around the world... Another book: The East India Company by Brian Gardner https://www.amazon.co.uk/East-India-Company-Dorset-Reprints/dp/0880295309/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534604756&sr=8-1&keywords=the+east+india+company%2C+brian+gardner Norfolk
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    A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF)

    @Captain Jean-Luc Picard The UK should be ok. With the Turkey wobble, watch Portugal, Italy, Greece and Iceland. This all falls back onto just Germany...
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    A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF)

    Being an Englishman I’ve no room to talk. Now more of a well-trained bespoke Armed Force, we are more commercially active with BAe Systems. https://www.satellitetoday.com/government-military/2018/06/01/uk-to-debut-first-defense-space-strategy-this-summer/ I just hope we don’t roll out the Royal Space Force post Brexit Norfolk.
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    A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF)

    Satellite Quick Facts (includes launches through 4/30/18) Total number of operating satellites: 1,886 United States: 859 Russia: 146 China: 250 Other: 631 LEO: 1,186 MEO: 112 Elliptical: 40 GEO: 548 Total number of US satellites: 859 Civil: 20 Commercial: 495 Government: 178 Military: 166 https://www.space.com/41511-weird-russian-satellite-not-so-abnormal.html That’s the working SATS breakdown, look at China. I seem to struggle from the offensive point of view. How do I effectively attack from Space another or multiple Space objects with efficiency? How do I attack from Space to a ground target accurately? Without the use of ICBMs it seems a lot harder than it first looks. SPY or Surveillance gathering seems to be the best role by a long way.
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    A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF)

    I get you, the minute it wakes up it becomes very visible.
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    A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF)

    @HachiRoku Interesting YouTube channel and will watch more. I agree with your thesis on space warfare to be an unlikely if not an unusual affaire up to 2030. Up to 2030 the valuable assets are the satellites for communications, GPS and so on. USAF with 170 satellites to look after its highly unlikely China would try to shoot them all out of the sky. More likely is to attack their ground receiver stations spread across the globe with servers and databases that were retroactively woven to together. This leaves countless weak spots. China-based hacker groups have already targeted defense manufacturing firms and satellites are surprisingly easy to hack. US Space Force’s first role would be Cyber Security of its primary SATS. As an offensive role, the X-37B unmanned mini shuttle spent 2 years in space and before that 270 days. That’s very good reliability as you state the cold is no good for avionics over that length of time. Usage could deliver a small “First-Strike” orbital bombardment using kinetic energy not violating the Outer Space Treaty. But that’s really it. Space Force probably will see more action down the gravity well than orbit. https://www.amazon.com/Dauntless-Lost-Fleet-Book-1/dp/0441014186 If you like more realistic sci-fi battles try this guy. The series gets tired but battles are good with distance time and visibility issues. The author is a retired Naval Officer so you get good feel how a warship might run. Norfolk
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    A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF)

    @William Wade The Opening Point is not about President Donald Trump. He didn’t come up with the idea, just the ridiculous name. The USAF core missions are air, space, global strike and command & control. They have over 5,000 aircraft, 400 ICBMs and 170 Military Satellites and a nearly new space shuttle Atlantis in the Smithsonian. The Air Force was becoming swamped and reporting lines unclear. The Air Force Space Command [AFSPC] a subsidiary of the USAF mission was to “Provide resilient and affordable Space and Cyberspace capabilities for the Joint Force and the Nation” and this is where the reporting lines crossed or become unclear. It needed spinning of as Cyber and Satellites became more important. The USAF needed cleaning up and the catalyst came in 2007 when China shot down a defunct weather satellite. The process started however the armed forces already in a war and within a year we saw a global financial meltdown. Had funding issues. With the economic recovery underway and set to continue The Republican Party and Donald Trump took advantage or Hijacked the reform by allocating more funding (remember his campaign to the armed forces?) to this project... This is why he gets to call it his idea... If you don’t think there is any Space threat out to 2030 then fine, but please it is not about a President. Fake News will get him into trouble soon enough. This was a very brief summary of course. Norfolk.
  8. A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF) This is a tad left field, a sort of future History... The Naval Action community once again amazes me at the depth of knowledge and passion you carry for military theory from all ages covering Land sea or air. We look back with the advantage of hindsight (or God Mode) citing ways Generals, Admirals or Countries used someone’s strategic theory to win or lose. With this in mind and following @admin lead “only hardcore will do”. Let’s take Hindsight or God Mode away to see if we can still solve a military challenge. Task. YOU as a Military Strategist tell me Why the United States needs a Space Force by 2020? How will it be able to achieve tactically its (USSF) objectives over the coming 10 years 2030? What are its Objectives? Battle Strategy ideas and thoughts. I’ll write my thoughts over the weekend, I would love to hear yours. War domains now cover Land, Sea, Air and Cyber with Outer Space just 60 miles straight up to be the next theater... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaSnwTjnhQE Mike Pence outlines plans to create the USSF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Space_Force https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militarisation_of_space https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theater_(warfare) (part of the war series) Outer Space as been under funded by the United States for decades allowing other countries and Private Corporations to catch up. The US losing its cold war dominance now sees potential future threats from Russia, China, and India. This from an NSA report to the Pentagon in 2017. Private Businesses with launch vehicles from SpaceX, Boeing, Orbital ATK are cutting out NASA from the lucrative Satellite business just through its years of underfunding now needing to play catch up also. How will @Sir R. Calder of Southwick a real-life professional Navy man's knowledge tackle this unknown future threat. Will @Sento de Benimaclet use his knowledge of Vo Nguyen to solve the complex problem? Am sure @Louis Garneray will fall back on the popular On-War theory... Maybe @Sir Hethwill the RedDuke comes up with a simple Logistics operation using the ordinary man behind the machine? Without hindsight, let me know what you’d do to protect effectively America’s interests in Outer Space over the next 10 years. Norfolk nRocketman
  9. Norfolk nChance

    Development plans for the H2 2018

    @admin Let’s see how looks. I would ask this... why would any noob enter or average player if they’ll be up against an [ELITE] ego with all the books, toys, whistles and bells... no Chance... I’m no whiney b/tch, that’s the wife. Even so what incentive would the average player have? http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26505-we-duel-tournament-a-doubled-edged-sword-or-the-birth-of-a-legend/ Norfolk
  10. Norfolk nChance

    Book: Military and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars

    This is left field and not sure how to approach it. Also a tad off topic... I want to do a STRATEGY post tomorrow regarding the US Space Force. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkU8kjgaCZY We look with the advantage of hindsight in most of our posts like the wars set in the Napoleonic era or up to modern times. Even the late Thomas Schelling can’t help us here. Without hindsight this becomes an issue with space rivals such as Russia, China and even India. Relying on Sun Tzu or Jomini or whoever what theoretical plan should the US be looking at and why and at what costs? Norfolk nClue
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    @jpjchris PC owned PORT makes an inward investment to construct a lighthouse. This would add to the daily upkeep and the balancer would be a safer PORT. This safer port means Hostility to pop the PB is increased and the AI trade income increases also. Like it. Graphically though I think you’d want to see a tower and light though? Norfolk
  12. Norfolk nChance

    The [ELITE] Archive Guides

    Selected POSTs Selected posts from all sections of the forum A Strategy & Tactical Build for the US Space Force (USSF) Aug18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26694-a-strategy-tactical-build-for-the-us-space-force-ussf/ USD to DLC in MMOs making virtual Spaceships worth real USDs... Jul18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26376-usd-to-dlc-in-mmos-making-virtual-spaceships-worth-real-usds/ W/E Duel Tournament, A Doubled edged sword or the birth of a legend...? Jul’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26505-we-duel-tournament-a-doubled-edged-sword-or-the-birth-of-a-legend/ Question: Is a PCs in-game statistics worth a look? Jul’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26462-question-is-a-pcs-in-game-statistics-worth-a-look/ [PvP Caribbean] [EDARK] EliteDark Clan Recruitment POST Jan’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/24438-pvp-caribbean-edark-elitedark-clan-recruitment-post/ “Being Prepared…” and Norfolk’s hard lesson Jul’17 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/21509-“being-prepared…”-and-norfolk’s-hard-lesson/ Guide to solo piracy or how to hunt with a style http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/21600-guide-to-solo-piracy-or-how-to-hunt-with-a-style/ not an [ELITE] guide written by @Koltes [BLACK]. To all Nations out there please HELP me Sep’17 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/22969-pvp-global-to-all-nations-please-help-me/ I put a hit out on [ELITE] main Captains [PvP GLOBAL] George Town is about to explode…!!! Sep’17 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/22589-pvp-global-george-town-is-about-to-explode…/ The Junkie & his Dealer… Jun’17 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/20652-the-junkie-his-dealer…/
  13. Norfolk nChance

    The [ELITE] Archive Guides

    Ideas: These are latest to oldest mainly Posted in the “Suggestions” section of the forum this year. Idea: Dynamic NPC Nation Overlays... Aug’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26648-idea-dynamic-npc-nation-overlays/ Idea: Norfolk wants @Jeheil [YouTube] back using again in NA...!!! Jul’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26478-idea-norfolk-wants-jeheil-youtube-back-using-again-in-na/ Idea: RE-write Partial Materials Wipe & Currency changes... Jul’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26472-idea-re-write-partial-materials-wipe-currency-changes/ IDEA: Norfolk compares Apples to Oranges to avoid a Lemon... Jul’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26423-idea-norfolk-compares-apples-to-oranges-to-avoid-a-lemon/ Idea: Norfolk nAhab and his White Whale... Jun’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26085-idea-norfolk-nahab-and-his-white-whale/ [This is a set of three linked posts over one subject] [3] Idea: Bringing “Agony” to [PvP Carribbean] & NA-OW Jun’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26120-idea-bring-agony-to-na-ow/ [2] Idea: Start Missions and Storyline... Jun’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/26076-idea-start-missions-and-storyline/ [1] Idea: Norfolk nNoob goes Gank-ing...! May’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/25951-idea-norfolk-nnoob-goes-gank-ing/ A different look at Upgrading and Stacking Ones Ship... Feb’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/25015-a-different-look-at-upgrading-and-stacking-ones-ship/ Why does any Nation need a Capital? Feb’18 http://forum.game-labs.net/topic/24963-why-does-any-nation-need-a-capital/
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    The [ELITE] Archive Guides

    The [ELITE] Archive Guides Just wanted one place to keep guides, ideas and notes together. In order from Oldest to latest in each section. I find it way easier than using the activity work function. Feel free to look or comment. Just three sections. The [ELITE] Guides, Ideas: and Selected POSTs Norfolk nChance [ELITE] The [ELITE] Guides The problem with writing any guide is change. An EA game is far worse. I’ve tried to explain the strategy behind the tactics so as the mechanics change you can adapt them at will due to the understanding of the strategy behind it. Well that’s the theory anyway... Listed Latest to the oldest... *** Reserved for the next guide *** Norfolk nBanker FX Trader in the Age of Sail... https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1445816552 Definitely one of the more complex guides. Also, this one unlike the previous works is a PREDICTIVE guide on what might happen. Even if its shown to be way off what the Dev’s actually deploy the strategy is worth its weight in gold. How to read and NOT read development POSTs can be used for any game. Norfolk nLegend does Grinder...! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1284386035 Definitely my favorite titled guide. This was a help guide for the NA-Legends game, and actually is a good read for anyone starting PvP or PvE missions. Gives a good clear understanding of Damage Mechanics and what you need to know. I would strongly advise any player PvP PvE alike to do the “Jack & Danny Quiz” then read the start of the following chapter. Graphic TWEAKS with [ELITE]... v1.01 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=934048215 Very basic how to guide not aimed at the ROCKET SCIENTIST but the average Joe instead. Where to find and how to present your problem. The only real thing I’d add would be the WiFi gateway problem which occurs often. Déjà vu with Norfolk nWay https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=917654264 This without a doubt is the most controversial [ELITE] Guide exploring the dark arts of using ALTs. All mechanics still good and I think it gives a balanced view. If written today I would show and explain the development of [EDARK] EliteDark GB clan with only 1 PC member that’s GB with the other 90% of different Nations. The Magic Pirate & the Lost Mission... https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=855697559 Still one of my favorite guides exploring one mechanic but expands out widening your view within NA-OW. It’s the basic starter of “How to” Gank and avoid Ganking. I Still get PCs saying yeah I saw the ALT on the second read... Penetration, Armor and Structure? https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821905674 This is showing its age a tad now, still explains core concepts and language. I’d recommend instead the “Norfolk nLegend does Grinder”. With the chapters “Ron Jeremy Guide to Penetration and Thickness” and the next chapter on. Combined Crafting. Blue Print and Fine Woods https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821902779 Although dated its still worth a read as to my thinking behind the crafting process. The BASE strategies and avoiding mistakes with P/ss Poor Planning is still relevant.
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    War and Peace

    @vazco I absolutely agree. Speaking for my idea only you needn’t follow any of the threads. The BLING will in turn show the whore inside. The [ELITE] and [EDARK] operations and agenda work outside that of the GB Nation overlays. When aligned PERFECT when not we won’t take part. The idea (mine) is to create templated campaign flexibility to encourage multi clan and solo team work within the same nation. I believe you are taking it to a too far RESTRICTIVE view. This is probably, actually is my fault in my poorly worded script... Norfolk.