I would really like to see how infantry warfare would occur in the 2060s? VF and space/air superiority are fine and all, but you can't never replace boots on the ground, right?Seto Kaiba wrote: ↑Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:16 pmIt's not clear how viable Military EX-Gear suits like the EGP-03/05 were as a regular infantry unit... because we don't really seem them used in that capacity by the actual New UN Forces.
Unless there's a specific model meant for general infantry use that we haven't seen, I'd suspect they're probably not very well suited to operating in a regular infantry context. The biggest sticking point is that the defensive ability is fairly low due to the design exposing most of the operator's body. Only the head, the legs from the knee down, the crotch, and the forearms are protected. The rest is exposed, and without additional body armor would not be very well-protected. The design very clearly focuses on mobility more than defense. We saw how this could work badly back in the Macross Frontier TV series when Michael Blanc was fatally impaled through his unprotected lower torso by a Vajra larva.
The only time we see the actual New UN Forces use EX-Gear is the Frontier New UN Forces anti-cyborg special unit that Leon Mishima assembled as a precautionary measure to cover the possibility that the fleet might have to fight against the cyborg soldiers of the Macross Galaxy Corporate Army. They were a highly mobile special forces unit... intended to cope with a highly mobile enemy with superhuman abilities. They did an excellent job of it, though in the end they weren't able to stop Macross Galaxy from taking over the Battle Frontier. Their equipment was nonstandard though. The suit itself was given some improvements to enhance its overall stealthines, and the rifle ammunition was exchanged for overpressure cartridges with specially-designed anti-cyborg rounds and anti-cyborg harpoons intended to incapacitate cyborg soldiers.
There do seem to be a number of design features mentioned in connection with that Special Forces EX-Gear which would be suitable for general infantry use. Especially the ability to swap camouflage quickly and easily because it was an adhesive decal applied to the composite instead of being painted on.
That reminds me, how would NUNS conduct human intelligence (HUMINT) against a hostile alien race with language barrier in place? Over reliance on electronic intelligence and unrestrained use of forces could easily turn an entire race against you.
That remind me, with the capability of transferring consciousness that Grace had demonstrated, could people role-play Ghost in the Shell in Macross?