An old maxim of naval warfare states that a shore battery always has the advantage over an attacking ship because the shore battery cannot be sunk. it follows that any weapon that can be placed aboard a ship becomes much more dangerous when built larger and placed on a planet. These weapons are known as Planetary Defenses
Planetary defenses are networks of coordinated weapons emplacements placed on or near planets that someone feels are worth defending A typical planetary defense network usually consists of laser or other energy cannons and missiles, that are much larger than those carried by ships. Some planetary defenses include orbiting weapons satellites and/or ground and space-based fighter squadrons.
Notes and References Edit
- Star Frontiers: Knight Hawks Expansion Rulebook pp. 51-2
- ↑ listed with an "I" in the Star Frontiers rulebooks
- ↑ 10 times as much damage as their ship-mounted counterparts
- ↑ known by a variety of names (War Rooms, Operations Centers, Operations Rooms, Command Centers, etc)