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Old 2021-07-29, 21:49   #34
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Explosives of various sources can be ISRU items. Most of the weapons would be covered under the concept of "I don't have to run faster than the bear, I just have to run faster than you." Stainless steel shields and armor, kevlar, sutures, sulfa drugs, IR googles, locally sourced items (IEDs), etc. could make for a very effective commando unit. You don't need a tank, just something better than the foe. A single Spanish Armada warship would obliterate a flotilla of triremes. No need for a nuclear powered sub or a a WW II battleship. Most of the Spanish warship tech would be maintainable in 200 BC.
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