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Re: Re: [GZG] Revised Salvo Missiles Update

From: "Roger Books" <roger.books@g...>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 09:39:12 -0400
Subject: Re: Re: [GZG] Revised Salvo Missiles Update

Gzg-l mailing list recommendation
to you is, if you don't like the mechanic, don't use Salvo
If you want a direct fire weapon use one of the direct fire mechanics
call it a missile.
The reason SMs use the mechanic they do is because they are extremely
If you can hit with them every time you can win every time.  What's the
in that.
Personally I don't need an ECM race, the fighter/PDS race is bad enough.

I also like the fact that you have to severely outguess your opponent to
make them
work.  It's a challange.


On 6/25/06, Eric Foley <> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Allan Goodall" <>
> > For every PSB there is a counter-PSB: Couldn't you say ships have a
> > laser-absorbing coating that absorbs the energy from a targeting
> > and stores the energy in batteries? Beams, etc. might cook away this
> > coating, but the coating is good enough to make targeting lasers a
> > thing of the past.
> >
> > Or, if that PSB isn't to your liking: if screens can make it harder
> > hit with beams, presumably screens also make targeting lasers less
> > useful.
> I just don't buy either of these.  For heavy missiles, maybe.  For
> missiles?  When the range on them is roughly half that of contemporary
> beam
> weapons, I just don't buy that.  Pick your methods, whether it's by
> guidance from the mothership or by beaming a guidance signature from
> mother ship by transmitting to the missile instead of painting the
> with a beam, or whatever... it just doesn't make sense.  By all means,
> throw
> ECM in there to make it more interesting to try to figure out which
> is which or screens that make it harder to paint the target with a
> guidance system or whatever, but SOMETHING ought to still work better
> "put it in a general area and hope it's the way they go."
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