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Re: Retrograde gimmickry

From: BDShatswell@a...
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 14:00:55 EDT
Subject: Re: Retrograde gimmickry

Laserlight's dead on.  Strong planetary defenses would be a likely 
alternative.  I know too that we have discussed the viability of
on the list, but a society threatened by horrific dreadplanets could
the approach of the assault ship with them.  The field need not damage
supership with low thrust, just gain time for an intercepting fleet or
various defenses to prepare.  Turning to avoid the minefield will
take some time for a thrust-1 ship.


In a message dated 6/11/00 10:37:09 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

<<  A possible alternative, though: Heavy planetary defenses.
 Ground-based Beam 8's, screen 3's (yeah, they're not in FB1, so
 what?	This is a planet, not a ship), multiple ADFC and PDS
 clusters, SMR-ER's and fighter bays...a dreadplanet assault on a
 heavily defended base might be interesting.  The only difficulty
 is that you'd have to build such defenses on _every_ planet.

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