Re: [GZG] Artillery considerations (was: Re: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi!)
From: "Robert Mayberry" <robert.mayberry@g...>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 11:34:14 -0400
Subject: Re: [GZG] Artillery considerations (was: Re: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi!)
You'd still want ground artillery, at least for missions where you're
defending, but probably for attacker as well. The reason is
organizational. Requesting Ortillery would mean moving way up in the
chain of command, and then across to the naval service. Even
theoretically integrated structures will have an organizational seam
where navy/aerospace and ground forces meet.
Obviously, organizational behavior as a science is advancing rapidly,
so maybe interservice rivalries and differing priorities will be a
thing of the past. Or maybe not. It certainly feels right.
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 10:46 AM, Adrian1 <email@example.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if anybody was thinking in 3 dimensions. If your the
> invader, you will have spaceships in orbit. The rules clearly state
> that ORTILLERY exists. If an army is tasked with orbital assault, it
> more than likely that it will have ortillery - as in spaceraft with
> ground bombardment capability. All a unit on the ground would need to
> use this is a IFF device, a com unit and a compass. Wouldn't suprise
> if the typical message was "enemy target 300 yards north on my signal
> confirm and destroy".
> Anybody seen Google Earth - thats non-military technology available
> today. In 200 years I reckon that anybody in orbit will be able to
> their targets directly from orbit in real-time and be able to follow
> battles from there. When a unit reports that is in trouble and needs
> artillery, the ortillery unit would look down at the calling unit and
> the surrounding area and think "theres the enemy, heres a bomb, boom.
> The tech gap isn't going to get any narrower for the third world
> countries - they'll have to rely on NOT been seen and NOT losing
> of orbital space.
> Magnus Alexandersson wrote:
>> It all depends, if you are an invading force and have come by
>> spaceship, the logical alternative would be deploy a relay net of
>> satellites in orbit monitoring troop movement and directing
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