CaptainPatch wrote:Woolfe: One generation = the span of time that goes from birth until a person in turn has a child of his own. Usually 20-25 years. If it has been 89 years since the nukes dropped, that would make it 3-4 generations.
I wasn't my Generation was really related to a critical mass of people. So Gen 1 Only pre bombers, Gen 2 A mix of Pre bomb and 1st gen after bomb, With pre bomb dying off, gen 3, very few pre bomb, lots of 2nd and 3rd gen children.
Generation was probably not a good term for what I was trying to impart. As this was more about when the children started began to move from followers to leaders in the communities. (Does that make sense?)
In your Risk Management evaluation the one possibility that you (I am inclined to believe deliberately) did NOT include was the possibility that the Slavers and slave-owners would unify against the threat you pose. And that is the ONE possibility that, if it occurs, would most likely utterly destroy the entire Desert Ranger organization. If you do NOT factor that possibility into the equation, then you are cherry-picking your scenarios to steer your conclusion to the one you wanted from before you even started the process.
Thats correct, see my spiel on the economy of slavery as the main reason that I did not include the possibility of Slavers and Slave owners unifying. In my opinion they would only have a small lead on the Rangers in this area. And if you take into account the rangers relative control of the previous area, the slavers/slave owner combination could even be smaller than the whole. (even whilst larger than the current contingent). Your comment on the slavery being so rife is in my opinion an extreme situation. If I included that, I would also need to include the opposite, which is very few slavers. You are cherry picking just as much as me
I did consider it by the way. But I already had such a big wall of text I decided not to
And BTW, just because your team (as pitiful as it was at the very beginning) has had military training does NOT preclude others from having training just as good or even superior.
Nope it doesn't, you are completely right. But that comes down to the whole "intelligence" thing. As in recon, discovery, investigation, diplomacy, etc etc etc... Know thy enemy.
Reminds me of the OKW High Command in WW2: "The enemy WILL do this because that is what we have planned for!" We can see where that kind of thinking got them.
Don't use one isolated instance as an assumption that I wouldn't modify my actions if the circumstances were different.
I have explained several times that I have been approaching this from the point of view of a single relatively small community of slave owners/slavers, that may have other contacts and allies externally, but nothing to the extent of a League of slavers. If there was a League of Slavers, then as I have also explained, my actions would be completely different.