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12.28.2012 , 08:37 PM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurbere View Post
Don't be too sure. Remember that Mandalore was fighting a severely weakened Republic. General Grievous had to contend with the Republic that could churn out ships and soldiers very quickly.

Mandalore just doesn't have the numbers to keep up with Grievous. The CIS armies were able to out number the Clone Army by a lot. And the Clone Army was roughly one billion soldiers. Not to mention the CIS fleet was able to keep up with the production capabilities of the Kuat Drive Yards. It wasn't until near the end of the war that the leadership of the Jedi and the industry of the Galactic Republic that the CIS was defeated. Not to mention the failed attack on Coruscant.

Mandalore just doesn't have the industry that the Galactic Republic had. While his soldiers and ships are better (arguably), he doesn't have the ability to match the production capabilities that General Grievous has. While I am a firm believer in Quality>Quantity, in this case Quantity wins. Mandalore just can't keep up.
War forges, while not the equivalent of the Kuat Drive Yards or other such production facilities. These installations would serve a similar purpose to the droid's factories and I feel could keep the Mandos in the fight for a short-early mid length fight. It's just the longer the fight, the worse things will look for MtU.

My interpretation of how this would happen. The Mandos would stab the CIS a few times prompting Grievous to overreach in a massive counter to conquer many worlds. MtU would set a trap, whereby he sacks a planet or two (away from his forges) and makes his own strike at the CIS main fleet. A bold move, Grievous would at first laugh and try to fight and *NOT recall any ships because he wants a total victory. Quickly though, the sheer firepower coming from the Mando fleet will carve its way to surround and slowly choke the CIS fleet. Now Grievous begins to get wary. He preps his escape rout and recalls ships to assist him. Unfortunately for him MtU orders a final push and begins to rip holes in the center of the CIS fleet and heads for Grievous's command ship to face his rival in combat. Grievous runs, orders the fleet to retreat (loosing much of it) and groups up with another fleet that had just arrived. MtU quickly retreats.

From here Grievous is skittish when confronted with MtU's main fleet. Thus he constantly recalls ships to his aid. From here MtU uses this to pick off poorly defended CIS factories and smaller fleets. (in which Mando quality utterly decimates the CIS who have lost much of their numbers in these engagements). Grievous will set numerous traps but MtU will use these to strike positions heavily while he sacrifices a smaller force in the trap. If MtU ends up getting enough factories. He will then just out produce Grievous (hard to believe I know) but that allows MtU to finally crush Grievous's main fleet. MtU will see Grievous as a coward by now so he'll have no desire to fight in 1v1 combat. The end.
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