Re: OFFICIAL - GZG: Vacuum and zero/low gravity combatâ¦?
From: Roger Bell_West <roger@f...>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:24:12 +0000
Subject: Re: OFFICIAL - GZG: Vacuum and zero/low gravity combatâ¦?
On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 05:36:03PM -0500, Jason Weiser wrote:
>EMP generating weapons will also be popular, take out a suit ' s
>capabilities, and that trooper is out of the fight.
EMPs are generated when gamma rays hit _atmosphere_ and strip
electrons off atoms there; you need a magnetic field too. A nuke on
the moon or in orbit won't generate noticeable local EMP (though there
may still be some on earth - look up STARFISH PRIME and the Soviet
Project K Test 184).
>Nukes in this environment are very deadly..as there won't be an ounce
>protection against hard rads outside of a hab...God help you if there
>solar flare during a firefight.
Similarly, you won't get any of the blast effect that comes from
compression and explosion of air. So you may actually survive being
close enough to the detonation to take a lethal dose of radiation.
(If the game goes down this path, don't forget the possibility of
"zombie troops", people who've taken terminal radiation doses but are
still going to be functional for a few days.)
Roger, who knows too much about this stuff.