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So, um, where so I sign to betray my planet and join the IG....?


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how to counter orbital ships: nuke 'em, we have thousands of the damn things, might as well use 'em
Won't work.

Without going into breaching Void Shields, or the ship's armour, or hitting anything vital...
How would you get it up there? We don't have surface to space missiles or rockets. (For military purpose)
There is absolutely no way we could ever deliver a warhead via rocket with anything even vaguely approaching accuracy.

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Won't work.

Without going into breaching Void Shields, or the ship's armour, or hitting anything vital...
How would you get it up there? We don't have surface to space missiles or rockets. (For military purpose)
There is absolutely no way we could ever deliver a warhead via rocket with anything even vaguely approaching accuracy.
Even if we could get it there and not just one but all of them, they would just shoot them down before they can even get to the void shields which they would never pierce and then the armor. If combined we have about 3k nukes, and lets say we have double of that in "secret" what do we do after we shoot them all and cause not even a scratch.
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You guys are thinking about this completely the wrong way. We don't need to use any military force to defeat the imperium, we'll just send GW legal at them.

As soon as they see the first sign of a thunderhawk gunship, their IP infringement addled brains will go into meltdown - they'll smash everything out of the sky with cease and desist letters.


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If combined we have about 3k nukes, and lets say we have double of that in "secret" what do we do after we shoot them all and cause not even a scratch.
we have closer to 30k nukes then 3k nukes Storm, and nukes WILL hurt. Void shields will stop maybe 1 nuke but then they will be busted.
and YES we can throw nukes into space, they have enough range for that.

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You guys are thinking about this completely the wrong way. We don't need to use any military force to defeat the imperium, we'll just send GW legal at them.

As soon as they see the first sign of a thunderhawk gunship, their IP infringement addled brains will go into meltdown - they'll smash everything out of the sky with cease and desist letters.
Because that never backfires on GW.
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we have closer to 30k nukes then 3k nukes Storm, and nukes WILL hurt. Void shields will stop maybe 1 nuke but then they will be busted.
and YES we can throw nukes into space, they have enough range for that.
You do know how a nuclear missile works right?

Anything with the power to reach that high isn't going to have a chance of hitting an orbiting ship.

Anything that can hit an orbiting ship isn't going to have the punch to hurt it.
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/0...ite.shootdown/

http://www.howstuffworks.com/shoot-down-satellite.htm

We can shoot shit that is in orbit, but the impression I have gotten from books is the shit that would be orbiting us makes the word Massive a understatement.

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http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/0...ite.shootdown/

http://www.howstuffworks.com/shoot-down-satellite.htm

We can shoot shit that is in orbit, but the impression I have gotten from books is the shit that would be orbiting us makes the word Massive a understatement.
So...

You're understanding the part that a fighter isn't going to be carrying a huge warhead right?

The way I see it is this. Sure a fighter can carry a nuke but is it going to be carrying a warhead capable of piercing a shield?

Secondly you're overestimating what a nuclear weapon does in space. Since there's no air the shock wave is non existent and without an atmosphere the fireball burns out fast.


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but the impression I have gotten from books is the shit that would be orbiting us makes the word Massive a understatement.
Hell, even if we managed to blow imperial ships out of orbit imagine the damage they would do on impact. That ship in Know No Fear ringing any bells for anyone?

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