Ok...so while playing Warship Gunner 2, I have researched high velocity guns that are in the 32 inch range(yes 32 inches) as well as a Heavy Rail Gun variant that fires nearly as fast. The results are devastating. My own predilections towards overwhelming projectile weaponry at standoff range are well known...as are my preferences of heavy slugs vs beam weaponry. The drawback of course is that these systems are heavy and weigh my vessels down...even though that has been rectified by reliance on high-output nuke reactors.
This is not a game question per se but is has rekindled the ages old FUL conundrum regarding The Good Package(including, but not only speed) vs The Big Gun.
Thus, I open my thread to this poll so vote here. Do your personal philosophies side with:
You know the Japanese are quite the enigma. A few years ago a Highlord and I were laughing at the absurd appearance of the Japanese Ski Jump team at the 2002 Olympics.(think Han Solo's Hoth gear) We then reflected that the last time we underestimated goggle wearing orientals with furry hats they ended up dive bombing Battleship Row.
At Midway, many accounts state that Japanese radios frequently malfunctioned. Think about that...the Japanese couldn't make a radio back then and it cost them the war. "Round eye" insults abound.
Fast forward to today: Most decent electronics come from there, and they have developed an insane perverse attraction to big round eyes and enormous tit. Behold: