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Offline FireSpawn

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Going by the logic of the last few posts, would it not be best to destroy a large percentage of ships so that they can't afford to decommission any, then employ the resource draining tactic of constant 'bug bite' attacks so that they know that not only are there fewer ships being being resupplied, but if they find their location they can strike the resources in transit to the ship?
If you hit it and it bleeds, you can kill it. If you hit it and it doesn't bleed...You are obviously not hitting hard enough.

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Offline -Norbert-

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
I think the GTVA just strikes whereever the UEF leaves a gap in their defences, not particularly caring wether the UEF runs out of ammo or ships first, as long as they win.
With the kind of tactics and strategies used in WiH, neither side can choose their targets freely, without risking a devastating counterattack.

 

Offline QuakeIV

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Mostly because the GTVA is too paranoid/too cheap to deploy any more destroyers than they have already.  (probably the second)

 
Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
No, they're really that paranoid about another Shivan incursion.
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[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
GTVA can't deploy too many destroyers mainly for logistic reasons. I don't know how many Anemois they have, but by the looks of it, not nearly enough to pour the kind of forces they'd need to finish the war without weakening the rest of their territory.

Given the overall policy of the GTVA aside from the Sol theater, ie defending a known and controlled territory, I guess Anemois aren't exactly on the priority list of destroyer-grade hulls to produce. It looks like those things aren't exactly cheap either (as you would expect from a destroyer-sized vessel filled with expensive spare parts). If you assume that less than 1/4th of the Anemoi is used for spare parts, you still have 100 millions m^3 to fill. Just saying.
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Offline QuakeIV

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Possibly.

I just think a smaller scale war right in the middle of their systems would be more crippling during a shivan invasion than a few weeks with weakened defenses while the UEF are curb stomped.  Assuming they are capable of the deployment, the GTA would have to be a bit insane to hold back.  Which is possible, they just seem slightly too competent for that.

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or they keep the UEF around so that they can test our their shiny new guns
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Offline -Norbert-

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Between the drain on ressources, the possible backlash in public opinion and the casuality rates, I think we can rule that out.

 

Offline Dilmah G

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Going by the logic of the last few posts, would it not be best to destroy a large percentage of ships so that they can't afford to decommission any, then employ the resource draining tactic of constant 'bug bite' attacks so that they know that not only are there fewer ships being being resupplied, but if they find their location they can strike the resources in transit to the ship?
Well I don't see why a side on the offensive cannot do both. The primary objective of OFFOPS is to destroy the enemy's 'centre of gravity', and drawing on the relationship I described in my earlier post in the thread, by affecting both factors of fleet integrity and fleet supply they strike at the very heart of the UEF's centre of gravity (source of its ability to execute operations).

GTVA OFFOPS have the strategic objective of defeating this CoG by attacking the supply that give the physical assets strength whilst simultaneously damaging these physical assets. Thus the erosion of the CoG in conjunction with the suppression of any strength that the CoG is able to affect means that the UEF will be defeated much faster as these two factors in conjunction with each other provide a lower multiplier to the probability for operational success for the UEF than just supplies alone.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Steele VS Byrne.



Rock Paper Scissors.


One round.







 

Offline FireSpawn

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Steele VS Byrne.



Rock Paper Scissors.


One round.

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Rock - Paper - Scissors Roulette:  Pico style
If you hit it and it bleeds, you can kill it. If you hit it and it doesn't bleed...You are obviously not hitting hard enough.

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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Offline Klaustrophobia

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Rock Paper Scissors Lizzard Spock
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
As for the bombing of Luna, that is one thing we can't blame on Steele. That attack was the last order that Admiral Severanti gave in Sol (probably to try and save what was left of his career). If they really wanted to, the GTVA could probably blame the whole attack on him and say it was never officially endorsed.

Consider that Steele may have known:

If I take aggressive action I make Severanti look bad.

If Severanti looks bad he will take aggressive action to try to salvage himself in the eyes of GTVA politicians.

If Severanti takes aggressive action he'll probably raid Luna.

If Severanti raids Luna he'll absorb the brunt of the PR fallout for nuking civilians.

I get Luna nuked, Severanti removed, and I dodge the PR blow.

Win win win.

 

Offline QuakeIV

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Thats more like a fractal tessellation of wins.

 
Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
win everything and than campaign 3 blue planet the invations part 1+2+3
if you like it the name of blueplanet 3

 

Offline Dilmah G

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
**** it, let's just turn it into Star Wars.

 
Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
You wanted it, you got it:
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline QuakeIV

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Star wars campaign?  I'd dig it.

 

Offline -Norbert-

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Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Star Wars and Blue Planet. One has only black and white, the other has only grey. One has crappy prequels the other great prequels (if you see FS1, STR and FS2 as the BP prequel trilogy :P).

 
Re: What should the GTVA's strategy be?
Swap the prequels and see how long Anakin lasts in a starfighter without R2 to do all the hard work. :drevil:
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems