Air Lord, Engineering Corps
Thought of this when messing around with the physics engine of another game (Garry's mod), where i was trying to submerge a buoyant object and it shot up out of the lake it was in with enough force to break my friends hovercraft!
I wondered if the same principle could be applied to Airships but instead of water and air it would be with charged suspendium and high explosives.
Basically the concept is 'landmines' that use charged suspendium and when an airship flies over them they shoot straight up similar to an S-mine but much higher and explode on contact to ships, a great defensive option for cities in the campaign!
take a bombbay module, turn it upside down, add suspendium. i do like that idea :p
Sounds like a very good module for landships to use!
I like the idea, but...
What would the explanation for the mines detecting ships be, lore wise?
I'd asume the mines would be opperated by crew, making them somewhat more like reverse depthcharges. so lorewise no advanced proximity computer has to be invented
Ball bearing that gets released when the mine finally gets stable in the air? then if something bumps it the ball bearing moves out of place and onto a detonator?
in other words, an impact detonator. but wouldn't the acceleration of the mine being launched trigger the mine?
Somewhat similar to explosive barrage balloons, which is something I've been thinking about for a while.
@TortugaGreen, the mine could have a simple timer on it that arms the mine after say like, five seconds? Enough so that the mine is stable enough in the air it wont detonate on itself.
Explosive barrage balloons sound fun!
I thought of a neat lore thing to explain mines just jumping when a ship flies over, no additional stuff required.
So, suspendium crystals repel each other, and airships remotely "push themselves" away from the ground. Now, if a mine has some properly oriented suspendium in it, a ship would push it by flying over. That could be incorporated in a mechanism that triggers the mine, explaining the remote detection.
Or just launch massive volleys of them during an air raid and see where the wind takes em'!
but mines can be fairly bulky, and it would get quite hard to carry around a massive heap of mines. our current ammo storage rooms probably can't store too many.
Their flying suspendium mines, they don't have to be bulky. Plus a large ammo store holds either 15 or 30 huge cannon shots before emptying anyway, that is a lot of ammo!