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Old April 7 2014, 11:53 PM   #33
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Re: In a Mirror Darkly: A Critique?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
^ Some enterprising (heh) soul on the ground could have come up with something.

And in any case, a ship with advanced shields and weapons isn't infallible.
But having deflector shields in use against energy weapons that are literally one hundred ten years less advanced is a quantum leap in military technology. It would be like putting a fleet of wooden-hulled frigates like the USS Constitution (1797) up against the metal-armored HMS Dreadnought (1906). There's just no real competition -- the older fleet loses, even if there are a hell of a lot of them.
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