Re: [GZG] [SG] Cracking Eggs with a Sledgehammer, was Power Armour with Shotguns
From: Oerjan Ariander <oerjan.ariander@t...>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 19:22:20 +0200
Subject: Re: [GZG] [SG] Cracking Eggs with a Sledgehammer, was Power Armour with Shotguns
Brian Bilderback wrote:
> >>Another possibility is recoilless guns that shoot out a cloud of gas
> >>dust backwards. The obvious problem of endangering the shooter
> >>be an issue for PA.
> >It's not so much a problem for the *shooter* as for anyone standing
> >*behind* the shooter. Recoilless guns and countermass weapons are
> > distinctly bad ideas if there's any risk whatsoever that you'll have
> > fight in corridors :-/
>My original comment still applies, that suited boarders won't be *AS*
>affected by this as movern infantry.
They wouldn't be *as* affected, in the sense that they (probably) won't
*killed* by standing in the backblast area.
They would still run a very serious risk of having most of their
peripherals scrubbed off their suits and any surfaces intended to be
transparent (face plates, camera lenses, lightly-armoured weapons etc.)
turned opaque by a myriad of tiny pock-marks, effectively rendering them
both deaf and blind... which takes them out of the fight just as
effectively as actually killing them would.
IOW, the above comment that it "would not be an issue" for them is IMO
only for a very carefully selected value of "an issue" :-/
"Life is like a sewer.
What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."
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