Re: Re: [GZG] Small thought re: Orbital Assault
From: John Atkinson <johnmatkinson@g...>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 19:39:23 +0100
Subject: Re: Re: [GZG] Small thought re: Orbital Assault
On 11/23/05, Roger Books <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Much of this depends on weapons doesn't it? I can't count the number
> military sci-fi stories where air power has been written out of the
> equation. Hammers Slammers and the Bolo books come to mind. One big
> planetary defense weapon in a city could make Ortillery useless.
If your universe runs to such things, invasion of a defended planet is
> As for your low-tech high-tech comparison the combat technology in the
> universe hasn't progressed all that much. I can see the tech edge
Technology in the GZGverse as depicted in the current incarnation of
DSII is mid-1970s or earlier.
> insignificant. OTH the training edge is going to be huge. I don't
> about you but I would place my money on a modern special forces unit
> WWII weaponry over militia with the latest and greatest.
Depends on what you are trying to do.
For one-on-one, true.
For armored division vs. armored division, basic trainees in Abrams
vs. the elite in Shermans is going to be a different story.
And the advantage of modern forces isn't merely the weapons, it is the
"Thousands of Sarmatians, Thousands of Franks, we've slain them again
and again. We're looking for thousands of Persians."
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