Reply To: Combat Training Toolbox

Matthew Vaj

Energy weapons could be calibrated to damage organic matter only, or maybe to not damage certain materials, which would allow the ships to remain unharmed. If they are wide-beam, or have that option, then having just a helmet might not be enough in a firefight. Full body armor might be too restrictive, though. The mesh jacket makes sense.

I guess I’m thinking of Dune, where energy weapons are basically useless due to shields and such, so they use regular old iron knives and swords, but I don’t think that really fits our universe.