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Comparison of the military powers of the Compact vs. Earth warships
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>From: Jo Jaquinta <jaymin>
>Date: Mon, 19 Oct 92 9:37:13 BST
> >From: nancy ott <email@example.com>
> Maybe he [Mazian after the company wars] runs into the Knnnn and is hauled off to parts unknown. :-) :-)
That's once theory I've been thinking about. Sort of. Short of the
Knnn, though, I recon even one Fleet ship could tear right through the
compact. The way I see things they would hit it most likely in Kif space
or else the edge of Mahendosat. (Unless the Earth ships who have fired
on the Knnnn are, in fact, The Fleet.) But if you compare the fighting
styles and equipment the Fleet, even jury rigged after long running,
is a professional warship whereas most Compact ships rate as armed
merchants. Even the Kif and Mahen hunter ships are really only suited
for solitary action, often with at least the pretense of being incognito.
Whereas a warship with riders is only and obviously a war vessel. Also
the psycology of both the Mahendosat and Kif preclude the organisation
necessary to repulse such a force that can individually overwhelm them.
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