Court Martial in the Frontier

jedion357's picture
November 15, 2013 - 8:09pm
wikipedia wrote:

Most navies have a standard court-martial which convenes whenever a ship is lost; this does not presume that the captain is suspected of wrongdoing, but merely that the circumstances surrounding the loss of the ship be made part of the official record.

end wrote:

I've long wanted to explore the possibility of running an adventure with a court martial as the center of the adventure or as a backdrop. Perhaps it just because "A Few Good Men" is on I'm thinking about it again.

So what would happen in SW1 with an officier put in charge of investigating an incident where a sathar had used its hypnotism ability to get someone to do something that is a crime and an officier was assigned to investigate and or defend the suspect?

or say at any other time in Frontie history a ship disappeared and a court martial was convened?
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

rattraveller's picture
November 15, 2013 - 9:09pm
A court martial is simply a military trial. Now a tribunal or board on inquiry or board of inquest are also similar. Military trials differ from civilian ones in one major aspect. Civilian trials are about determining quilt or innosence. Military trials are more about determining the truth. This is more in the way of procedures and ways of conducting the trial than one way being better then the other.

Here's a link:

but a personal favorite of mine is:
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

Jaxon's picture
November 17, 2013 - 4:31pm

jedion357's picture
November 18, 2013 - 12:33am
A search for truth could work in an rpg format. For example just why a ship was lost could be a mystery that powers that be and surviving crew dont really want coming out.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!