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Old 10-16-2020, 10:55 AM   #591
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That would be a good one for Traveller Interstellar Wars

That's also where my mind went as well. Something about that book really drove home the difficulty and scope of invading and conquering a planet with a few billion people on it, even after you've taken space.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:52 PM   #592
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That's also where my mind went as well. Something about that book really drove home the difficulty and scope of invading and conquering a planet with a few billion people on it, even after you've taken space.
In a lot of cases they just fudged it by saying the inhabitants were indifferent which is realistic enough: they often are, not least because empires don't like having a politically active populace in the first place.

If you are going to use ISW, cause the trouble to come from primarily from nativist leaders rather than the Ziru Sirka. That is not necessary as there was at least one Imperial Loyalist revolt recorded in the book somewhere. It fits better just the same.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:58 PM   #593
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That could be done in Honor Harrington. Of course their the Manties never had much trouble of the kind you mentioned (in retrospect the Mesans did not do that well in cultivating trouble in the Talbot sector given that they were Genius Evil Spymasters).

Or you can be with the OFS. That could be an interesting twist.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:14 AM   #594
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If you are going to use ISW, cause the trouble to come from primarily from nativist leaders rather than the Ziru Sirka.
You could also work with the nativists to overthrow their oppressors. That could be a launching off point for a campaign pivot, if idealistic heroes find they are working for less than idealistic leadership. Their supposed mission of liberation becomes a case of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:27 AM   #595
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You could also work with the nativists to overthrow their oppressors. That could be a launching off point for a campaign pivot, if idealistic heroes find they are working for less than idealistic leadership. Their supposed mission of liberation becomes a case of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
Now that sounds a lot like Lawrence of Arabia (the movie that is, the real thing is a bit more complicated).
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Now that sounds a lot like Lawrence of Arabia (the movie that is, the real thing is a bit more complicated).
That was, indeed, an inspiration.
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