High Tech vs. the Orb WAS Re: the honing of Vlad

Thu Jan 19 14:32:41 PST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Koester" <kkoester at email.ers.usda.gov>
To: <Dragaera at dragaera.info>
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 3:27 PM
Subject: Re: High Tech vs. the Orb WAS Re: the honing of Vlad

> Jeff G. wrote:
> >>They are bazooka (well, panzerfaust) descendents, definitely.  They're
> >>meant to tackle armor & to a lesser extent, structures.  They aren't the
> >>best antipersonnel weapons.
> >>
> >>Snarkhunter
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >Change that to light armor and unarmored vehicles. Most of the simple to
> >operate, man portable weapons won't do much more than inform a tank
> >of your exact location. And as they would be of limited effectiveness in
> >this sort of campaign anyway, I think we can disregard them. A Mark 19,
> >the other hand, would do nicely.
> >
> >
> >
> Yes, I was writing hastily & meant "armor" in the widest sense, but not
> really thinking of MBTs.  Mark 19 sounds good, not terribly portable
> I wonder if there is a sorcerous shaped charge spell?
> Snarkhunter
Depends on who you ask. Most of the Marines I know would happily drag one of
those monsters anywhere, as long as they were allowed to shoot it at
something when they got there.

-prefers to be dropped of by a vehicle to walking to a fight.