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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 78
03-01-2010, 06:23 PM
Originally Posted by Chalybos View Post
Perhaps the Klingon Empire would fare better if the sent troops in with extra ammunition, rather than a weapon just slightly less practical than a bayonet.
A bayonet is orders of magnitude more practical than a bat'leth. It does not, in fact, get more practical than a bayonet in terms of melee solutions for riflemen.

Of course, a melee solution would not be required at all if anyone in Star Trek knew what an automatic weapon was. Considering the 'tactics' on display, Starfleet could become an unstoppable ground combat juggernaught simply by having a phaser equivalent of submachine guns and squad support weapons. Klingons in particular have a preference for slapping a 'hose me down' sign on their chest.