Comic 533 - Bad Intel..

31st May 2012, 2:31 AM
Bad Intel..
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)

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Centcomm 31st May 2012, 6:24 PM edit delete
i found this -
and its pure awesome. and scaryly fits..
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cattservant 31st May 2012, 2:46 AM edit delete reply

Yes, you would think New Rome would be making an overt move by now. But then the leadership is somewhat nonlinear!
Centcomm 31st May 2012, 5:52 AM edit delete reply

New Troy has "options" that make the direct option and invasion style , off the table , while they may not have the human population of other citys . they do have drones .. and andriods , and a LOT of high tech goodys. and , the kicker is also there.
hrwilliams 31st May 2012, 3:33 AM edit delete reply

Really nice work here!
Centcomm 31st May 2012, 5:52 AM edit delete reply

danke ! thank you for stopping by , hope you stay :)
mushroomisland 31st May 2012, 4:33 AM edit delete reply

I have a felling that it will end up being a shooting war..
CyberSkull 31st May 2012, 4:40 AM edit delete reply

Ya know, an orbital kinetic strike on the emperor's tower would be simplest. Throw a few dozen tungsten-steel girders from high orbit towards the top of the tower and you stand a good chance of being rid of him. ;p

Isn't gravity fun?
Centcomm 31st May 2012, 5:48 AM edit delete reply

except that , it would kinda splatter Lynn too :P and turn the prince into a martyr..:) and also the "death from orbit is kinda how luna keeps people away .. ( oops )
cattservant 31st May 2012, 8:06 AM edit delete reply

This Futures iteration of the 'Big Stick'* policy?

Centcomm 1st Jun 2012, 5:32 AM edit delete reply

quite , also remember that a "kentic kill" device is actually very slow , and has lots of warning, anti missle/object tech is very high considering the exchanges that took place in the wars. and Roma proably has anti orbital defences.
Computant 8th Aug 2016, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
A kinetic kill device accelerates at 9.8 meters per second, and short of vaporization, you won't really do much by smashing it. Robert Heinlein gives a good sense of what kinetic vs nuke warfare would be like in "the moon is a harsh mistress."
The moon sent steel jacketed balls of rock at the Earth, and the resultant impacts were the equivalent of nukes. The Earth anti-missile defenses could shove the rocks sideways a bit, but that just changed the center of the devastation.
Lurker314 29th Oct 2020, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
If you're willing to meet the incoming "God rod" with a nuke, you can disperse the energy in the upper atmosphere--if the nuke is enough to spread out the incoming mass.

And getting large masses into orbit is EXPENSIVE.

(Flying them in from the asteroid belt is MUCH cheaper--and that should be terrifying.)
Brother Parvus 23rd Nov 2018, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
ref: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
plymayer 31st May 2012, 6:08 AM edit delete reply

Marcus Ramesy 31st May 2012, 7:44 AM edit delete reply

nuke the site from orbit.... its the only way to be sure.
Centcomm 31st May 2012, 7:46 AM edit delete reply

no no no marcus.. rescue the girl THEN you can nu- wait.. what am i saying AGH! *waggles finger at Marcus* BAD major no cookie! :D
cattservant 31st May 2012, 8:48 AM edit delete reply

"Pillage then burn."*

CyberSkull 31st May 2012, 9:57 PM edit delete reply

I have that T-Shirt!
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2013, 8:00 PM edit delete reply

Schlock Mercenary - Maxims #1. :-D
cattservant 6th Oct 2013, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

O Lurker in Antique Archives!
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2013, 5:18 AM edit delete reply

No new pages for the time being, figured I could reread pages and dig deeper into the comments. :-)
Marcus Ramesy 31st May 2012, 8:58 AM edit delete reply

pillage.... Rape.... then burn...
Marcus Ramesy 31st May 2012, 9:00 AM edit delete reply

ok.. so.. rescue the girl.. raze the city to the ground.. remove the threat from the face of the planet... problem solved... no more nova roma.. no more problem.. I dont see any thing wrong with this..
cattservant 31st May 2012, 9:06 AM edit delete reply

Aeneas might object, If he could get his act together...
Marcus Ramesy 31st May 2012, 9:24 AM edit delete reply

if..... if is good
velvetsanity 8th Apr 2013, 7:01 AM edit delete reply

Yes. 'If' implies additional options.
antrik 27th Apr 2017, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
Marcus just wants to see his toys in action :-)
Oldarmourer 13th Jun 2019, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
What's the point of having good toys if you can't play with them ?
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