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Author Topic: Started Predator Incursion and one thing bothers me  (Read 803 times)

shadowedge
Jun 30, 2021, 08:30:48 PM
Topic on: Jun 30, 2021, 08:30:48 PM
So far I am loving Predator Incursion and can't wait to start the rest of the Rage War trilogy.  One thing bothers me though. Unless I am mistaken: 
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Xiggz456
Jun 30, 2021, 11:26:56 PM
Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2021, 11:26:56 PM
This is just speculating on my part but I think that the Colonial Marines probably only make up a portion of the military. The new RPG goes into more detail regarding the other branches of military including the Navy, Coast Guard, Aerospace Force, Air Force, and Army.


Kimarhi
Jul 01, 2021, 01:53:32 AM
Reply #2 on: Jul 01, 2021, 01:53:32 AM
That is just slightly more than the size of the Marine Corps at present.  One could argue that the Corps on earth is too small right now. 

However in the future, more admin related positions could be completely run by AI, so you might have less support positions and more grunts.  Whereas fighting Marine in the present Corps is very very small (disregarding every marine is a rifleman motto).  I'm pretty sure the number of infantry in just the National Guard of the Army is around the same size as all of the combat arms positions in the Corps.  Especially now that they got rid of all their tanks and some of their artillery. 


SpaceKase
Jul 17, 2021, 09:42:57 PM
Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2021, 09:42:57 PM
So the Rage war trilogy takes place in one of the furthest flung time periods of any of the stories in the shared franchises. It's a time in human history that's been beset by several species wide cataclysms in the half dozen centuries since humanity became spaceborne. By this point we have tiny pockets of human presence spread over a vast area of mostly nothingness in a sphere with a roughly 500ly radius surrounding the Sol system, there's a few big worlds out there but mostly it's these piddly "truckstop" stations and outposts along the vast empty desert of night. The picture Lebbon paints of humanity at this point is mostly unified and perhaps split more along corporate afflictions than any kind of national affiliations so a lot of the grunt work of previous state run tax funded military is handled by corporate security and other free contractors.

Despite the physical sprawl of our reach our populations are thin and even moreso are the military forces needed, and even available to service that sprawl. And like the previous posters said, there's a lot of technology picking up whatever slack there might be. There's little to no mention of large scale interhumanity conflict, there doesn't seem to be much individual scales large enough to allow it, and naively or not, there's very little contact and thus requirement for defense against non-human cultures in the space we have reached out across.

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