Gilgamesh wrote:OK here’s one of those alternate thinking things for you, Enemy…..
The US Marines are faced with a counter attack in overwhelming numbers and weaponry. Tough highly trained hand-to-hand fighters with a limited number of claymore mines (poppers – are claymores still in use?), light armour support and small arms vs advancing heavy armour.
I know it’s never this simple – terrain, supplies, reinforcements etc, but the analogy holds. You are the Marine commander – how would you prepare?
Create a no man's land for them to have to cross, use claymores(yes they are still in use) for crippling the heavy Armour. Snipers in key spots to kill support personal fixing crippled Heavy's. Send in scout teams to disrupt incoming reinforcements, NEVER put to many rifle men in fixed position, keys are hit and run. If you are lucky and have a few tow gunners so much the better. Get ahold of the radio man, and call in AIR SUPPORT, Marine Super Cobra's, or Air Force A-10's. The rest boils down to rather its a hold at all cost post, or make them pay dearly post. We could factor in other things, but that would require, what kind of unit, with exactly what kind of equipment I had to start off with. Even with all that, you can only cause so much damage and death. All the back to the battle of Thermopylae, small forces have had to battle great battles, to only be overwhelmed at the end.
So - how to translate to Klingons with, say, the Borg throwing a mess of cubes at you in 2-3 battle groups?
My interpretation of what you are saying:
- no man's land - slash and burn - retreat pulling as much fuel off as possible and riot the planets
- tow guns - transwarp poppers to intercept and damage the cubes, destroy the support ships - being the Borg this can't happen too far away from your Vickies othewise he will have too much time to repair himself
- scout teams and snipers - cloakers - D7's and Specs harrassing and getting in behind the advance and re-taking planets, killing support ships that come up behind the main advance
- claymores -cloakers laying minefields that suddenly appear in their path
- air support - hmmmm - either the Vickies or an ally with carriers?
Termopylae - interesting you should mention that as I was watching "The 300 Spartans" a couple of nights ago - ever see it? I'm thinking more Rourke's Drift - badly outnumbered in a set position - The Zulus even had rifles taken from the English dead after the slaughter at Isandlwana, but the Welsh Guards made better use of what they had and held out. As inspiring as the Spartans are, I'd rather go on a winning scenario.
Thanks for this - very interesting to think of it in these terms with a trained soldier to bounce it off of. I think there are some useful parallels.
edited to fix a few mistakes and to make more readable