Re: Re: Re: [GZG] [SG] Rapid Fire antipersonnel plasma gun?
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 11:22:09 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [GZG] [SG] Rapid Fire antipersonnel plasma gun?
>Let's say you are dropping 10 colonies of 25,000 people each on Earth.
Let's say you have one in New Zealand, another in Italy, a third in
Argentina, a fourth in Ireland, another in New Jersey, another in
Denmark, one in Moscow, one on the Cape of Good Hope, one in Florida,
and one in Japan.
But you wouldn't necessarily do that, because everyone's gong to want to
be reasonably close to a spaceport. Let's say all you need to land is a
body of water (a la Pournelle's Falkenberg series)-- tt's still going to
be more economical to have three settlements at the north, east and
south side of the bay, instead of three separate bays on different
continents. If it takes a physical starship landing field with
infrastructure, then taht becomes a scarce resource for people to fight
Sure, military assault ships can land on unimproved fields. I'm assuming
cargo ships don't usually have assault landers to make their
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