RE: [FT] UN ship design
From: "Glover, Owen" <oglover@m...>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 14:06:18 +1000
Subject: RE: [FT] UN ship design
Er, I'm sure that the "Official background" explains that in 2183 that
UN is maintaining its own forces. ie people joining give up their
They way Rob Deakin's Expansion Campaign background is developing has
Indian sub-continent providing the bulk of general run-o-the-mill ground
troops for teh UN. Well, all those millions of Aryans have to go
in teh GZG universe. Teh UN is as good a place as any.
This way you have two echelons of UN intervention; Peaceforcers and
Peacekeepers. The Peaceforcers are your hi-tek (not the boot) Power
dudes and the Peacekeepers are the more conventionally armed patrolling
From: Los [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 26 October 1998 12:50
Subject: Re: [FT] UN ship design
John M. Atkinson wrote:
> My universe has a series of semi-genocidal conflicts in it's recent
> past. The UN is pretty much a non-issue outside of the Solar System
> a handful of the first colonies. Inside The Core, it depends more on
> concensus and troops loaned from greater powers to provide most of the
> firepower. The UN Space Command and UN Marines tend to be
> first-response troops (aka 'tripwires'), liason assets (reference
> discussion on Special Forces--a handful of advisors at the batallion
> level to make sure everyone is on the same sheet of music and to
> coordinate between units of differing nationalities.), and for use in
> routine situations ("ho-hum, Congo's having another revolution.
> go supress it. SOP #3 boys").
I think a good way to make the UN troop thing work is that instead of
troops loaned to eth UN on secondment, that the UN recruits its own
directly. This way you aren't NSL or NAC or New Israeli but you are UN.
Think similar to Foreign Legion, but with higher quality peronnel and a
better budget. (differnt ROE though.) This also simplifies committment