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RE: Ogres/Mecha

From: "George,Eugene M" <Eugene.M.George@k...>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 10:33:45 -0800
Subject: RE: Ogres/Mecha

Yeah, that's the rub. I (being lazy) figured someone would point out the
medieval knight parallel so didn't state it, but true. But I figure if
can (occasionally) be satified with "re-routing the phase inhibitor
couplings to induce a Z particle field re-alignment" we can easily say
"Through a combination of eugenics, conditioning and tradition with
stretching back to the time of slavery, the Great Houses of the
of Humanity remain undisputed masters of the Technocracy... for now."
it is, but it's all in a good cause, namely, allowing me to use the
gajillion-dollars worth of Mecha and the handful Ogres I own. 


> ----------
> From: 	Jim 'Jiji' Foster[SMTP:jiji@MY-DEJANEWS.COM]
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> Sent: 	Friday, November 06, 1998 9:11 AM
> To:
> Subject:	Re:Ogres/Mecha
> On Thu, 5 Nov 1998 10:18:11	 George,Eugene M wrote:
> >Battletech. The ruling class has 'Mechs, others rarely do. Other tech
> >kept artificially retarded and production is controlled by and
> prioritized
> >in favor of the aristos. I know that this is an oversimplification,
> bear
> >with me. It kinda makes sense. If Space travel is expensive, maybe
> are
> >fought by very small, very advanced groups of mecha, ogres, whatever.
> Easy
> >to transport, psychologically intimidating and able to lord it over
> >little guys with popguns. Ideas anyway...
> Much the way the French thought. Focus on armored cavalry, the little
> can't touch 'em! Right up until those pesky English and their longbows
> the field.
> And the progression goes on. In an environment where technological
> development is stunted, the Ogre may well be able to remain the lord
> the battlefield. But given a person or people with a bit of
> innovation and perserverence, and eventually those BOOM chits will be
> realistic again. :)
> The trick is coming up with the Pseudo Socialogical BS that justifies
> having Ogres but no further tech development and a culture that
> innovation.
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