Questions tagged [tactics]

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Why was the Shield generator on Hoth not shielded?

The shield generator on Hoth that the Rebels used was meant to work above ground, but why was it not shielded itself (in case of a ground assault, as in the Battle of Hoth)? Surely the rebels could ...
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Where have all the Y-wings gone?

There is a significant battle in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi that require heavy bombardment on an enemy target. In The Force Awakens it is the attack on Star Killer base, and in The Last ...
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Why are there no battle tactics among groups of wizards or witches?

In Harry Potter, all of the magic-user-to-magic-user combat is split up into single combat, like here: Duels between one person and more than one opponent exist, ...
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Conventional tactics and munitions in Star Wars

Are there any known canon examples of the Empire using conventional military tactics and munitions in the movies and associated current canon? Besides the AT-AT and AT-ST for ground support and TIE ...
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Why did the Federation gather at Wolf 359 to stop the Borg from reaching Earth?

In the episode The Best of Both Worlds, Part II an admiral says that the Enterprise has bought them valuable time so that they can amass a large fleet at Wolf 359. Wolf 359 is 7.795 light years away ...
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Why don't Starfleet ships default to having their shields up most of the time?

It's an occurrence common enough to be routine: "Captain, they have locked on phasers." "Shields up! Go to red alert." It makes sense that the captain would be the one who decides to go to red ...
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Gorn psychology and physiology

I caught an old episode of the original Star Trek, "Arena," in which Captain Kirk comes extremely close to the Gorn he is fighting: My question is, what prevented ...
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Why no automated warfare in Herbert’s Dune?

Frank Herbert created the weaponry in Dune to build a deadlock: If a lasgun is fired upon a Holtzmann shield, both will be destroyed. Unpredictably, there might be even larger damage up until to what ...
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what advantage are AT-ATs (they're rubbish) [duplicate]

In Starwars during the battle of Hoth, the empire made what i believe to be a hilarious strategic miscalculation and sent vehicles with only forward facing firepower (unimpressive firepower at that), ...
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Why are the Enterprise's away teams very lightly protected? [duplicate]

This bothers me sometimes. In this period of The Next Generation, offensive weapons (such as phasers) are very fatal. Humans and most other Starfleet personnel are very vulnerable to them. Yet when ...
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Why was it a mistake to come out of hyperspace close to Hoth?

From the script: Alarms sound throughout the hidden Rebel base. In the control room, a controller urgently gestures for General Rieekan to check a computer scan. CONTROLLER ...