I never said that the Sathanas was impossible to find. I said Command weren't willing to take the risk that they couldn't find it if it did try to hide. Completely different matter. Say the chance of the Sathanas hiding successfully was only 10%, but if it did succeed millions of people would die if it decided to attack a planet. You're Command. What would you do?
Maybe the Sathanas wouldn't have jumped out. Maybe the Colossus could easily have killed it using the weapons it had without needed to overcharge the beams but what most people are forgetting is that Command didn't know that!
You have to judge actions on what was the most sensible thing to do at the time. Not what is the most sensible thing to have done in hindsight. Both yourself and Trashman are missing this point.
ok, i wrong understood this, sorry.
mhh yeah you right under this point of view, i said yes.
That's a pretty big assumption given that we know that there were other Shivan forces still in the nebula. What if the Aquitaine remained behind to engage these forces and prevent them from following the Sathanas into Gamma Draconis and beginning the second Shivan invasion? What if its ships were involved in the rescue efforts for the ships involved in the Gamma Draconis blockade? I can think of a few very important things the Aquitaine could have been doing that whole time (In fact there's a nice mini-campaign in that actually). You can't simply assume that the GTVA pulled every single ship all the way back to Capella and left the door open for the Shivans to just march into GTVA systems.
all units was on the fallback.
because they try to close the node, i think theres not many time between the arvial of the sathanas in gamma dragonics and the fight with the colossus.
and i think to run in a trap with low unit and no reinformence.
and capella is a GTVA system, they allready there.
but if units not in capella, then its more likly in gamma dragonics.
ok question: you have many civilian targets, a big thread that can start a lot of fighter, bombers and maybe corvetts.
do you give the civilian targets guards or not?
Given that you can defend those targets by pumping up the blockade it's quite possible that Command did that instead of assigning them as guards for civilian tagets. How could Command possibly guard all this civilian traffic? And if they couldn't maybe it would be more sensible to stop the Sathanas before it could enter Capella and threaten the civilians in the first place?
Yes I know the GTVA has greater technology but how much greater? If you can show me that they can scan the entire system quickly when a ship is actively trying to hide I might buy it. If not it could take years to scan a whole system as I said.
you so often say, that i write it, but yes your right, we dont know how fast the GTVA can scan a system.
We know for an absolute fact that capship armour does block gamma rays simply because when you hit a ship with an antimatter weapon everyone doesn't immediately suffer a lethal does of radiation. So armour is definitely having an effect on gamma rays
yes i know was a bad example.
i note it, after i shuting down my pc, but i hadnt time to chance it.
but i think they dosent block radition thats do damage.
tachyons maybe, but we didnt know if they generate so a radition and if it really blocked.
And logic says that you can't answer the question in either direction. We already have canon proof that capship armour can block certain forms of EM. Larger ships have more armour so it's a reasonable assumption that they can also block more EM. What then matters is whether the increase in armour is enough to compensate for the larger emissions and we have no data on that.
So your argument that the Sathanas is bigger and therefore must have larger emissions is a fallacy. We simply don't know. Which is exactly what I said in the first place.
i think its stand 50:50, and yes we cant it say really.
but i think thats impossible to block all radition, i believe that only radition is blocked was is dangerous for shivans.
but theres the next questions, what for radition is dangerous.
and then the open question of a creepy mode, where so radition are limited.
It's also a pretty strange assumption. What were they planning to use to win? Harsh language? The Shivans might be xenophobes but the one thing they aren't is stupid.
i think its similary to the borg, a single borg fight to the death for the hive.
its for him irrelevant if he die or not, he protect the hive of all cost.
or like bees.
a bee die if she pang a enemy.
i think theres some parralles between the actions.
thats doesnt mean that shivans are stupid, but maybe its more instinct as we think.
a last word: i enjoy that discussion *g* its make me fun and its a nice training for me
because i think you understand the most of my crap that i do write