Return of the Wolverines: Disco Jihad
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What are you talking about? Have you seen World War 1 tanks? Did you not see how Iraqi World War 2 era tanks fared against our own Abrams?
Tanks warfare has evolved rapidly, first conceived as an infantry support vehicle to help with trenches, to the attrition style weapons of World War 2, to the hypocaust weapons of the modern era.
A tank will remain a tank, just as a Mech will remain a Mech, but to argue that little has changed between a Sherman and an M1A1 Abrams ignores how a modern day US tank is almost invincible compared to their World War 2 counter-parts. Indeed, Saddam, with a massive tank force of World War 2 era tanks was barely able to dent out tank forces during two major conflicts. Simply put, it was like those T-72s did not even exist.
Now could you say the same thing about Battletech? In 3145, have Mechs changed, in almost a hundred years since 3050, that a 3145 Mech force would easily overtake a 3050 with roughly equal numbers, while losing almost no Mechs at all?
Indeed, in 90 years, the Mechs of 3050 are still in many ways better then their counter-parts. The Daishi, is still very much a king of the battlefield and a force to be reckoned with, and the tactics and strategies have changed even less.
So 90 years later, after the Clans invade, a fight between 3050 and 3145 Mechs is a coin-toss. Whereas, in the 50 years since World War 2, a fight between T-72s and M1a1 Abrams is not even a contest. Tank strategies, tank tactics, and tank design has changed radically.
Except for the re-arrangement of superficial features, design philosophy is essentially unchanged since 3025.Same could be said for the tanks since Renault FT was made almost hundred years ago.
I really dig the Tikonov Guards - I just picture members of the 2nd TG pounding beer cans on their head to prove how tough they are.You mean empty vodka bottles?
I thought he fell in combat during the Capellan Crusades...am I misremembering?Not in the direct combat, he succumbed to to the severe intestinal distress brought by the field rations.