Re: [GZG] Small thought re: Orbital Assault
From: "laserlight" <laserlight@q...>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 05:43:31 -0800
Subject: Re: [GZG] Small thought re: Orbital Assault
> My thought is that these force numbers respresent the huge
> difficulty of transporting large armed forces across
All this seems to make sense, except...if it's so expensive
to ship 5000 troops and their supplies in 2190, how could
anyone have been able to afford to plant a colony in 2090?
One possibility is that there are two types of FTL, as we
were discussing for the VectorVerse. One is cheap and easy
but has you arrive in a predictable point which the natives
can easily defend; the other is more difficult and expensive
but gives you a more flexible exit point. (As I recall, the
Posleen-verse uses this sort of arrangement).
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