Franz G Co (
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 03:45:12 -0500 (EST)


>So ... early in UC, shields make sense (Except on land), and >late in UC,
>beam shields also make sense ... but in the middle years, where >beam
>weaponry became common and heavy armor a hindrance, why were >they still
>used, other than for aesthetic reasons?

Remember that shields can be used as a a place to mount weaponry. Notice
that in CCA their shields were home to different kinds of weapons such as
missiles and large beam weapons. Also, a shield may be able to take the the
force of a shot from a beam weapon and save the MS (even at the shields

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