Su, Rodrick (rsu@tigana.com)
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:44:17 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Ramos [mailto:gaijin@i-manila.com.ph]
>
> >> hmmm...Are these I-field barriers the predecessors of the
> >> Beam shields?
> >Yep. I-Field barrier generator has been around since OYW.
> It didn't become
> >populiar with mobile suit due to its enormous energy and
> size requirement.
> >Beam barriers and beam shield are later developement to
> solve this problem,
> >and also solve I-Field Barrier's inability to stop non-beam
> range weapon.
>
> hmmmm. That's interesting...i guess the ultimate version of
> this is in the
> gaia gear stuff. I find the idea of beam shields romantic, though. I
> remember using one in a fight in my RPG Mekton game...the
> edge has a nice
> slashing capability to it...what I did was make a combination beam
> shield/saber/gun bit system that would fly around my mecha.
> there were
> about six of them, and boy, it was damn useful. I didn't up
> the power too
> much for the beam gun system, but the beam saber use was
> deadly, like Luke
> using the force to control his lightsaber in flight, and the
> beam shields,
> well, I admit I copied the fin fannel idea, except that it
> acted more like
> the pinpoint barrier in macross. I had to put limits though,
> like it had
> to return to the main mecha to charge up again every so
> often...it annoyed
> the hell out of my coplayers, since it was a great way to
> distract them.
> having a beam rifle and yet another beam saber at hand was
> useful too, as
> well as a physical shield. my only drawback was that I
> couldn't use my
> MS's generator to power the hand held stuff, relying on
> e-clips instead.
> still it was great. my admi turned it into an NPC soon after
> he realized
> how dangerous it was.
>

If you can find it, check out Crossbone Gundam comics. Beam shield's
offense capability is fully explored there. Of course, they were also using
beam shield as atmosphere re-entry heat shield (a bit far out there)...

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