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Old 12-16-2023, 08:01 PM   #171
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If you want a "good gun", why not one kept in the Vatican Secret Arsenal that fires only silver bullets for use against Creatures of the Night?
I think it's safe to say that any gun that's imbued with holy powers is, by definition, a Good Guy gun.
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Old 12-16-2023, 08:12 PM   #172
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I think it's safe to say that any gun that's imbued with holy powers is, by definition, a Good Guy gun.
But it has to be made by Italians. Just because.

We can also have the specs being made by Vatican Intelligence. Even though There Is No Such Thing As Vatican Intelligence.
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Old 12-16-2023, 09:10 PM   #173
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Yes. They also scraped up 4 Chech Messsershmit BF109's. (IIRC)
Note that there was an arms embargo on the area but that the arab countries like Egypt & Jordan got arms from Great Britain.
Mind you, they also used a lot of German WW2 surplus - IIRC the Syrians still had Panzer IVs plugging around in '73. No idea if they were as souped up as the Shermans being used by the IDF in the same conflict.
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Old 02-06-2024, 08:59 PM   #174
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By the way, someone just came out with an anti-drone laser. They have an article about that on strategypage.

It has not stood enough testing to be quite contemporary but it is interesting and is one way to tone down those drones until we get real news coming out about counters to them (they keep saying robots will totally dominate wars but that makes awful roleplaying; there needs to be an excuse for the PCs to get shot at).
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Old 02-06-2024, 09:47 PM   #175
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By the way, someone just came out with an anti-drone laser. They have an article about that on strategypage.
There are a number out there, but for some reason the UK's DragonFire laser is getting more press than others, despite relative unimpressive specs.
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Old 02-06-2024, 11:04 PM   #176
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It has not stood enough testing to be quite contemporary but it is interesting and is one way to tone down those drones until we get real news coming out of counters (they keep saying robots will totally dominate wars but that makes awful roleplaying; there needs to be an excuse for the PCs to get shot at).
Robots, until we have much better AI (real AI), will be terrible at ground warfare. It's a challenging environment for robots to move in, and it's incredibly cluttered, making finding and engaging targets tricky, to put it mildly. It also makes for a tactically very confusing environment. Then there's the matter of making a robot that can go places and do all the things that humans can (and without adding too much extra logistical load).

Now drones (i.e. remote controlled vehicles) might change how wars are fought, assuming that cheap counters don't turn out to be practical (but they already look like they will be), but I think it more likely they'll add to the current toolkits of armies, rather than becoming a wholesale replacement for anything.
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