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Old December 1 2012, 12:22 AM   #1
montag01
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How would famous sci-fi military leaders tackle the Death Star?

I'm just getting into military science fiction, and started wondering about how various famous military sci-fi characters would handle the Battle of Endor. For instance, what would Ender Wiggin, Honor Harrington, John Farragut or Black Jack Geary (to name a few) do in Admiral Ackbar's place, and using only the forces Ackbar has in the movie? I can't help thinking that someone like Ender would immediately send one of the ships directly down to the forest moon to do a suicide run on the shield generator if necessary. Would the Empire's bunker protect the generator if, say, the medical frigate crashed down on top of it? Perhaps after the battle, he'd be known throughout the galaxy as "Endor" Wiggin instead. :-)

I'm sure this conversation has probably been done before, but I couldn't find a trace of it and I wanted to use the topic to discuss military science fiction, description of tactics, and so on. I'd love to hear about new characters and book recommendations in the process.
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