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Warshaski sail missiles Oct 2002
<em>Wayfarer</em>'s cargo doors Oct 2002
"Weaknesses" of the SD(P) classes Oct 2002
Wedge geometry Oct 2002
The Grendelsbane yards vulnerability Oct 2002
Source of the Grayson starship reserves Oct 2002
System defense ships Oct 2002
Ground warfare Oct 2002
Hyperspace near a Wormhole Junction Oct 2002
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A collection of posts by David Weber containing background information for his stories, collected and generously made available Joe Buckley.

Warp point denial II

  • Series: Starfire
  • Date: October 22, 2002
If the defense [using a railgun to fire a stream of iron slugs into the warp point - Ed] were allowed -- which it isn't -- there'd be no need to use a rail gun; just dropping in the garbage Arnold suggested in his original post would do the job. Unfortunately, you can dump stuff through a warp home till the cows come home and it will have absolutely no effect on ships (or objects) transiting in the opposite direction. Which means that any defense based on obstructing a warp point, or shoving stuff through it, is going to be ineffectual. In short, this won't work.