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

Fri Jan 20 10:30:20 PST 2006

> Subject
> Re: High Tech vs. the Orb WAS Re: the honing of Vlad
> >On 1/19/06, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> >> In this issue another question comes up - how difficult is it to
> disrupt
> >> sorcerous supply lines?  It appears that this gets done all the time -
> >> to a degree that would be hard to match with mechanical supply lines.
> >
> >Bear in mind that Dragaeran armies as seen in the Khaavren Romances
> >and in /Dragon/ are not sorcerous armies, but large conventional
> >armies with sorcerous support. They have fewer supply needs (less
> >"tail" and more "tooth" than a high-tech army), but also less ability
> >to transport goods.
> Just what makes a "Sorcerous Army"?
> As we've seen in the books, most Dragaeran all armies are "convential"
> with a Sorcerer's Corps to supplement the Teckla/Dragon/Dzur infantry
> units.
> Perhaps during an Athyra reign, the Sorcerer's Corps would be larger and
> more sophisticated, but I doubt there is ever a time when conventional
> forces disappear entirely.
> Majikjon
Heh. That is an argument that is as old as military technology. Change
"Sorcerer" to "Stealth" (I hate that word) and the reference to aircraft,
for example.

-It's "low observable", damnit!!!