Mjr. Whoopass said:Given the covert requirement of the Behemoth project, I would hope that I would have the good sense to be skeptical of putting a Kilrathi on a strike team destined to kill his own planet. Even if Hobbes was loyal to Confed, blowing up an entire planet that was the Kilrathi homeworld and had old friends and family living on it would be bound to cause conflict in even the most loyal defectors. Of course "loyal defector" seems to be a contradiction of terms.
PatrickJBuchanan said:Here's why the Confederation should never have built the Behemoth:
When the Kilrathi attacked the Confederation much of the Confederation's fleet was destroyed at McAuliffe. There would have unquestionably been a military draft of the Confederation citizenry. Rather than wasting resources on one big ship (the Behemoth) that could have been easily destroyed by a Kilrathi fleet & fighter force, it would have been better to have used the resources to build more carriers and fighters to defend the Confederation worlds and then go on the offensive when ready. Furthermore, the armistice should never have been signed.
Sometimes I wonder if the Wing Commander games, etc existed in the Wing Commander canon. :>
Sigmar Maximus said:One case to remember is that Tolwyn makes it clear there was not enough time to finish the defensive shields and armor of the Behemoth; nor was there time to install turrets into the weapon.
Once that was made clear, I would have had a mandatory several cruisers always on those 'week spots' as well as permanent squadrons of Arrow's and HellCats flying on those 'weak spots' areas as well; when relief comes, you send them from the Victory to relieve them and then the other squadrons return.
ChrisReid said:The Victory itself wouldn't be big enough to block many of the holes in the Behemoth's superstructure. There weren't enough cruisers around to begin to blanket the ship. Basically, it all comes down to this: If you had time and resources to assemble all the ships necessary to cover all the Behemoth's weak points, you'd have enough time and resources to finish armoring and shielding all the weak points.
What possible reasons do we have to believe this? The whole temblor bomb was secret but there is no indication that that it was some kind of black op that the black lance were involved in. The operation, under paladins oversight (paladin has always had a part in covert operations throughout the WC series), after all had Angel and her squad infiltrate kilrah(and resulted in their capture and execution) were a part of the whole operation as well. (didn't they plant some kind of devices to augment the effect of the temblor bomb as well as get detailed info on the seismic makeup of the planet?) It doesn't seem likely (unless it was part of one of his regular commision assignment and not black lance) that Seether would have had any part in it, especially since Tolwyn, of whom seether was a prized asset, was pushing the behemoth project.Sigmar Maximus said:Just on a by note, do any of you believe that it was Seether whom probably secreted the Temblor Bomb into Kilrah for Blair and co to use to actually destroy the planet.