Jonas Ferry
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Thu 13 May 2021, 00:23

And also it should be "ARE commanded by"
Each of these 86-man companies is commanded by a captain and assisted by...

I don't like to correct corrections, but I disagree. "Each of" refers to a singular company, so it should be "is" as it says in the book. The word "companies" is a distraction in this case, and is not what "is" has to agree with.
 
Jonas Ferry
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Thu 13 May 2021, 08:54

Mission 6: Operation Deep Shaft
p 321, left: "There are shower blocks, a dining room, lounge, kitchen and games room."
The oxford comma is inconsistently used on this page, and elsewhere in the PDF. I can't mark all places. Here it says "kitchen and" without comma, further down it's "D6 doses of X-stims, and" with a comma, and later "wagons and power loaders" without. The oxford comma (A, B, and C) should either always be used, or never be used (A, B and C), but not mixed in the same text. It's not worth going through the whole document for this now, but keep in mind for next time.

p 324, left: "have been ripped out of each one (this was done"
Instead of "one (this" start a new sentence: "one. This". As it is now, the starting parenthesis is never closed, and it's not needed.

p 324, left: "none of the miners feels very well"
In this case, "none" is plural, so it should say "feel" instead of "feels". For example, "none of the apple was eaten", apple is singular. "None of the ballplayers were on the bus", the word ballplayers is plural.

p 325, left: "is a pile of three Mk.50 Compression Suits piled in the corner"
Not an error, but "is a pile of ... piled in the corner" is redundant. Skip "piled" (change nothing else) or "a pile of" (change from "is" to "are three Mk.50 ..."). Either works and make the sentence flow better.

p 330, right: "scorched and crumbling ruins. the hospital ship is gone"
"the hospital ship" should be "The" with a capital T following the period.
 
Stevebob7
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Thu 13 May 2021, 17:22

P237 in note from muther, there’s a “cumputer”
 
Lurker01
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Fri 14 May 2021, 13:59

As a previous poster stated there are at least 5 references to Deep Black instead of Deep Void. Pgs 282, twice on 283, and twice again on 294.
 
Mourner
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Sat 15 May 2021, 18:49

p.118 and any concerning this character: Adam Szymborska - Szymborska is womens surename, Adam is a he. So It should be Adam Szymborski if hes roots are polish.
 
Lurker01
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Sat 15 May 2021, 21:39

Pg 301 Queens Commands - Reads making director contact . Should be direct.
 
sathyr
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Sun 16 May 2021, 01:53

Not sure if there is a typo, I am missing something obvious, or the military has its own kind of mathematics, but on page 111, under the Rifle company it says:
Each of these 86-man companies is commanded by a captain and assisted by a lieutenant as the company executive officer (XO). The three companies are made up of three 22-man rifle platoons and a company headquarters, which, in addition to the two officers already mentioned, includes a gunnery sergeant and a driver.
So the three platoons plus the HQ element would be (3*22)+4 = 70 ...not the stated 86 for the company?

Then in the next paragraph, it says:
Each platoon is commanded by a lieutenant and consists of two sections plus a headquarters element made up of the lieutenant, a platoon sergeant and an android who serves as a technical specialist.
and
Each section is split into four-man squads and these can themselves split into pairs of Marines.
So if the platoon is 22 men, with two sections, each made up of 4 man squads, then that could be two squads per section, but then 2*(2*4)+3 is 19, not 22. Are there two more members of the platoon, like APC drivers?

On the other hand, if a platoon has 2 sections made of 3 squads, plus the HQ element then that comes to 27 people in the platoon. And (3*27)+4= 85. which is allllmost the originally stated number of 86.
It's worth noting that this is also (seemingly) contradictory to the numbers on Pg. 40-41, which lists a platoon as 24 soldiers in two sections, with each section being two squads, a tactical team, and a support team (4+4+2+2) with the platoon itself commanded by an Officer and an Adjutant, bringing the total platoon number to 26

It's possible that the 33rd is structured differently than what is "typical" but that would be very counter-intuitive and misleading to readers without some sort of clause explaining it.
 
sathyr
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Sun 16 May 2021, 21:59

pg. 237 calls for a HEAVY WEAPONS roll, should be HEAVY MACHINERY

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