Re: [GZG] [OT] Books (Weber/White/Meier)
From: Oerjan Ariander <orjan.ariander1@c...>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 13:12:40 +0200
Subject: Re: [GZG] [OT] Books (Weber/White/Meier)
Ken Hall wrote:
>Wayne Hughes argues in Fleet Tactics (and the updated Fleet Tactics and
>Coastal Combat--I have the original, but not the updated edition) that
>"attack effectively first" is the sine qua non of modern naval combat.
>Once the numbers favor a given side, that side will inevitably prevail
>assuming it presses its advantage.
True, though not for the same reasons as in StarFire. In the StarFire
strategic environment every longer-distance naval movement has to pass
through a narrow channel - at best a strait of Gibraltar, at worst a
canal - and where most space battles are attempts to batter your way
through such a channel against enemy opposition. By sending enough ships
through you can, eventually, batter through just about any defence - but
the cost of doing so can be *extremely* high.
"Life is like a sewer.
What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."
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