Beckford ends up as toast, I predict (and no, I have not read the arc)
lol - DW is the one who brought us Rob S. Pierre - if that wasnt overboard nothing is
I think Erik K answered his own question
the winner of any combat situation is going to depend upon the specifics/details that DW writes into the scene
In the Byng v. Gold Peak
Head to head, energy range - Manties die
Even up Missile attack - Manties win, but not a blow out
Suprise energy attack by Sollies - manties blown out of the water
Suprise missle attack by Sollies, all around death and destruction
or they just walk the chip to the Millie
what's known in a research situation is not necessarily implemented into fleet operations - they have to operationalize (weaponize) the theory/technology
right or wrong, I think of current catholic seminaries - its male only inside the walls, but outside they interact.
There could be negative interactions, but these forces serve with other republic forces, which (I suspect) have women.
Could be wrong, but I think it is reasonable to guess at this time that it is a living quarters type situation, not a working out in the world situation
not so sure won't deal with women - surely will not ship or live with women. As soldiers, they must have contact in battle zones with women, or when they go off ship
It's not like they pack up and go home if they face a woman in battle