Richie Ramos (gaijin@i-manila.com.ph)
Wed, 05 May 1999 08:03:37 +0800


At 11:03 PM 5/4/99 +0800, you wrote:
>>warfare. They were equipped for a short slap-down-kick one-week war, not
>>for an extended conflict... even then, they could have won easily if
>>they'd gotten their butts in gear, produced a ton of Zak-Rs and crushed
>>the Federation instead of succumbing to all sorts of internal power plays.
> They WERE wining... until they let Revil loose. =)

        Actually, I tend to agree with the supply and maintenance theory.
Considering all the stuff that Zeon had, and the types and modifications
and all that, they were going for specialized warfare, and if it goes down
to that, and with all the different mods and small numbers of the differnet
mods, then it points to the idea of a quick and dirty war. The Feds
thought about it as a long war, having a basic GM and a lot of adds-on
stuff to a basic design. Very much designed for the long run, it seems.

>> Mmm... you're missing my point. On a carrier all those different
>>aircraft are needed for a whole bunch of different _roles_. (And a matter
>>only strike composition.) In MS combat, the Jions were fielding all three
> Oh, yeah. =) I sort of forgot that. Gomen. =)
>>big categories of MS all in the same MS-combat role. It's different than
>>if they'd kept Doms on the front lines, Zakus backing them up and doing
>>rescue/guard work, and Gelgoogs only for special long range intercepts.
> So why didn't they do that? IIRC, Char's special "New Type" unit in
>the OYW was equipped with R/Doms specifically to make them the pointy end of
>the spearhead (They took out HOW MANY cap ships in their raid on the
>moon???). So are you saying them had the idea, but ran out of time?
> What's this with Gelgoogs being a long range interceptor?

Actually, I thinki of the MS types more like this:

Zaku: Front line grunts, and used for garrison guarding, etc.
Dom: Shock troopers and Heavy assault, possibly entrenchment specialists.
Gelgoog: Interceptor/officer's unit. if in squad, then definitely also
for assault and specific mission duties.

>
>> Oh? Don't you think it's useful to _not_ have to take a second or two to
>>turn around before thrusting?
>> But note also that the shuttle is designed for transatmospheric work. A
>>better comparison would be to the LEM lander, which in fact _does_ have
>>thrusters studded all around it.
>
> Okay, okay.. I surrender. =) the Great Probe has spoken! =)
>
> (It was interesting while it lasted. =)
>
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