Confederation draft

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  1. Deadman

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    I been wondering for some time now if there was a draft during the Kilrathi war. I know many of you think that this is a rather stupid question but there really isn't any mention of a draft in the WC fiction I read. It just seems almost essential for there to be one especially due to such a long and drawn out war with so many casualties.

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  2. Zero

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    Good point anyone has a clue?

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  3. Spaceboy

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    There must have been, since I can not believe that the Confederation would ever be able to raise such man power on volunteers alone. Alas, I do not know if this is actually true, 'tis just my opinion.

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  4. Bandit LOAF

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    I believe a mandatory draft has been referenced a few times.

    Although most of the characters we see attended eithar the Naval or the Space Forces Academy and were *not* drafted.

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  5. Dundradal

    Dundradal Frog Blast the Vent Core!

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    Just testing ot see if I post correctly.

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  6. TC

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    We really only seem to meet the career military men/women in WC. There were probibly people drafted.

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  7. Viper

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    Most pilots, officers, etc. are volunteer in most militaries. Some pilots are draftees, at least in WWII, but most draftees would be ground troops or lower-ranking people.
     
  8. TC

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    Yeah, but in a system that is focused on spaceflight (as our current system is based on air superiority) you would expect that many people would be drafted into the Space Forces.

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  9. Viper

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    True, but there was the conflict on Repleetah that involved only ground forces. That would have taken a lot of draftees.
     
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    Yeah, of course, if you want to hold a position you need ground forces. If you want to clear a place out air forces will work but you always will need ground forces to keep the land you gain.

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  11. MadDog243

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    Confed marines were in high demand simply by the size of their Kilrathi counterparts. Sure they needed pilots, but at least we had a bit of an edge skillwise over them in that arena, so where draftees would be needed would be on the ground

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    Speaking of Repleetah, I always wondered about Dekker. In the KS manual I think it said everyone was killed there. How did Dekker get out. I guess there were survivors?

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  13. TC

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    Size, in modern military action, and I expect in Wing Commander, really makes little difference in Marine action. Most of the fight is done using fire arms or explosives. It doesn't matter how big you are, if you get shot by a big gun, you die.
     
  14. Cpl Hades

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    You may remember that in WCIV, Dekker mentions that he was in a Kilrathi POW camp.

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    From what I've read Repleetah was a waste. No strategic value at all, they were just throwing lives away. WWI all over again. Dekker was one of the lucky ones.
     
  16. Bandit LOAF

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    Repleetah lasted several years -- the idea that there were 'no survivors' comes from the status of the planet at the *end* of the battle. Anyone who was transferred off or wounded or captured beforehand survived.

    As stated, Dekker was a Kilrathi POW. Grunt from Wing Commander Academy also survived Repleetah, and the show actually had scenes from the fighting on it...

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  17. Deadman

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    To clear things up for those who haven't seen the cartoon. Grunt was a marien on Repleta who was wounded during battle while tryng to take out a tank like thing. After being wounded he had himself transfered to the Space Force to hide an ailment were a trama could leave him parilized. He wanted to stay in the fight.

    Note: Any war is a waste. A waste of both resorces and life.

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    you're right. but think off it, if WWII never happend, allot of technoligy is here now becouse off war, in the Coldwar, MANY! weapons were constructed but were never used...but a fuw years later "we" won the Gulfwar BECOUSE of the cold war...

    like tolwyn said: Progress only come through stugle, fighting keeps us fit...blablabla

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  19. Deadman

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    Your right. War does further technology but at a high price.
     
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    I live in place that is in war since it was created.
    Well not always a war like in WWII war but still its a hell.
    War will always make people to try and advance forward in the tech world. i'm scared to think where would we be standing without the WWII tech advancement.

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