posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 05:38 AM
Is the problem here that Marines had to fly 400 miles in "rickety" helicopers, see the Osprey, job jobbed.
Whilst I do not deny that it makes sense as the way forwards, in the future, some day, just before teleportals...its no good getting all your Marines
(or Paratroops) so far forwards you cannot get to resupply them and relieve them in time.
So I wouldnt look too much as Spaceship One or Two or Twenty.
If you were going to put in surgical strike Marines, SF (insert any force here) to get in and nail the task without having the cavalry turn up
sharpish, you would need to get them out too.
Now if you were thinking Robots - imagine say 30 tracked UGV (remote controll for now) 10 with mini guns, 10 with mortars and machine guns and 10 with
AA and AT missiles - some form of Spaceship One x 3 lands in territory each with 10 UGVs, the UGVs depart, spread out and create a perimeter, another
2 Space ship ones arrive with UGVs to create a runway, followed by the Engineers/Sappers in C130 types to create the base and firm up the runway and
then you fly in the Marines in BFO heavy lifters fitted with Lazeeboys so they arent having to fly 400 miles in rickety style....