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Stopping the Sharonan advance

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Re: Stopping the Sharonan advance
Post by n7axw   » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:44 am

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brnicholas wrote:
I don't see Andrin committed to endless war either, but the issue is trust. I don't see her willing to make peace if she believe Arcana will resume the war as soon as they think they have the advantage.

Three times Sharona has tried to talk to Arcana, three times they have been attacked. The third time in the middle of negotiations the Arcanans started. The only rational conclusion for Sharona to reach from this data is that Arcana will attack when they think they have the military advantage. Which means any offer of negotiation from Arcana should be interpreted as a sign that Arcana is weak and thus Sharona should go on the offensive before Arcana recovers. If negotiators say not and sifters say they are telling the truth the logical conclusion is that Arcana has figured out how to fool sifters. In summary, given what Sharona "knows" negotiating with Arcana is no longer rational for Sharona.

As for mutual exhaustion, the huge transport distances and enormous populations mean casualities will be proportionally low so it will take much longer to set in then historical examples will imply.

Nicholas


Mostly agree. But then trust issues always figure into ending a conflict where there is no clear cut winner.

All I am really saying is there for both sides will ask, "really, what's the point?" Where we seem to differ is I'm a bit more optimistic than you are about how long it will take.

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Re: Stopping the Sharonan advance
Post by SYED   » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:51 am

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Say hell gate is retaken by the empire, while they are securing and arming the portals, they likely will explore the other portals. They only have encountered a half dozen triple portal worlds. The concentration here represents a whole new frontier.
Thing is the loop before this worlld has never been encountered, so it may be possible for the new portals to lead back to explored worlds, their own or tthe enemies. one impacts their own logistics, the other their enemies. Each oe could offer potetial benefits or draw backs.

Say they spot the other worlds getting their own track, with their logistical issue, can tthey support sending men to hunder their project?
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Re: Stopping the Sharonan advance
Post by Keith_w   » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:36 am

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SYED wrote:Say hell gate is retaken by the empire, while they are securing and arming the portals, they likely will explore the other portals. They only have encountered a half dozen triple portal worlds. The concentration here represents a whole new frontier.
Thing is the loop before this worlld has never been encountered, so it may be possible for the new portals to lead back to explored worlds, their own or tthe enemies. one impacts their own logistics, the other their enemies. Each oe could offer potetial benefits or draw backs.

Say they spot the other worlds getting their own track, with their logistical issue, can tthey support sending men to hunder their project?


Sorry Seyd, what does the last sentence mean?
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Re: Stopping the Sharonan advance
Post by SYED   » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:09 pm

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Their dragon logistics are greatly hampered. Say they catch sight of the track that allows the enemy to sneak past their current front, do they have the capacity to support military action against such an effort? The smaller force they able to send, could pitentially be dealt with the force sent with the engineers.
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Re: Stopping the Sharonan advance
Post by Mil-tech bard   » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:22 pm

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The following are titles and links to Mexican-American and Spanish-American War logistics articles as a background to Sharonan logistical limitations.


Logistics Lessons Learned by Lieutenant Grant in Mexico
http://www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/JanFeb03/MS732.htm


Pack Mules and Surf Boats: Logistics in the Mexican War-Staff Feature
http://www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/NovDec97/MS210.htm


From Santiago to Manila: Spanish-American War Logistics
http://www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/JulAug98/MS305.htm
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