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The Battle of Sherman's Planet
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Custer
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A downbeat final scene, then. If the Abaddon can be tracked to its starbase, then a Klingon attack, without warning, there could be horrific. The Abaddon itself, if docked, wouldn't have shields up or any capacity to fight... or if it wasn't there, the base would still be destroyed. One battle does tend to lead to the next battle, and so on...
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Custer wrote:
A downbeat final scene, then. If the Abaddon can be tracked to its starbase, then a Klingon attack, without warning, there could be horrific. The Abaddon itself, if docked, wouldn't have shields up or any capacity to fight... or if it wasn't there, the base would still be destroyed. One battle does tend to lead to the next battle, and so on...

True enough. An attack on an unprepared Abaddon in her home base and on the base itself or an attack on the base while the Abaddon was away could be catastrophic - for the attacker anyway.

You see, the dreadnought while in dock and shuttered has an impregnable carbon-neutron armor. One upcoming installment has a scene revolving around this. The asteroid base itself is heavily armed with advanced sensor arrays, so it would be difficult for an enemy to sneak up on it. The entrance to the base is cloaked of course, and has a hatch clad in the same carbon-neutron armor as the dreadnought.

An attacking force could possibly tunnel through the rock of the asteroid itself, but that might take a while; they would face the very real risk of encountering a locked and loaded Abaddon coming to the rescue . . . or waiting for them inside.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit different from a run-of-the-mill Starbase, then. Using an asteroid seems a great idea, and it is reassuring to know that, even at rest, the Abaddon is fully armoured.
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