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

Jon_Lincicum at stream.com Jon_Lincicum at stream.com
Fri Jan 20 10:43:46 PST 2006

"Jeff G." <Log0n5150 at hotmail.com> 
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01/20/06 10:30 AM

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

>> Perhaps during an Athyra reign, the Sorcerer's Corps would be larger 
>> more sophisticated, but I doubt there is ever a time when conventional
>> forces disappear entirely.
>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.

Military action, at some fundamental point, involves an infantry unit that 
stands on a given spot and says "This is mine unless you can come take it 
away from me."

Until this happens, the war isn't ever really won.

An interesting thing happened in 1998 in Kosovo, when the US airforce 
forced a surrender without any ground troops being involved. This is, to 
my knowledge, the first and to date *only* time this has ever happened, 
but the surrender was still essentially meaningless until the ground 
forces moved in to occupy the country. The logistics of this ground forces 
takeover was basically an unprecedented situation.