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  1. Still, people like to claim that the US Army ignores crap liekt hat or just slaps the guilty.






    This made me remember when here in Italy that american Captain, trying to be better than Tom Cruise, decided to fly in a valley under the minimum altitude above the maximum speed allowed. Then he found out that on his course passed a cableway, the plane cut the cables, and (at least) a dozen of people died. A couple of years later he was promoted to Major.

    More recently, an italian special agent died in Iraq. He was on way to Baghdad's airport after the rescue of a captive journalist. At a checkpoint some american soldiers panicked, and shooted on the car on sight. The driver died, the hostage was wounded, another agent left in critical condition. Guess what? They were assolved.




  2. Plus it's not just Morichro and Breath Control, as I said, she speaks of her healing powers as not used in some time, even if she's got Master Heal, implying she refers to different techniques.


    That doesn't mean much. Maybe the dialogue script just doesn't check if she has master heal or not...

  3. So, who says the Mandalorians had superior training, motivation and technology? That sounds like speculation to me too. Why would Canderous say what he said if it wasn't true? If the Republic didn't have the advantage, like Canderous pointed out, then why doesn't Carth argue with Canderous about that point? And, I never said that the Jedi went to war before Revan, so what's your point?


    The point is that the mere numbers were not enough agains the mandalorians. Being warriors by tradition I assume their training wasn't based on watching butterflies all day long for once. :) Their technology (at least war equipment) was better, at least judging by the weapons and armors you can see in game. As for their motivation, well, you obviously don't go into war with an empire because of boredom, correct me if I'm wrong.


    No, the Republic and the Jedi did have the advantage of numbers. The point I'm trying to make is that the Republic and the Jedi probably won the Mandalorian Wars not because Revan was some tactical master mind but because they had the clear advantage of numbers, ships and supplies.


    I think with or without Revan, the Republic and the Jedi still would have won, but it probably would of required the Jedi who didn't fight in the Mandalorian Wars to eventually have stepped in.



  4. Well, the game unfortunately doesn't give much info on the war, so unless it was elaborated better in the comics or novels, the truth can only be speculated...




    Canderous: "You had us outnumbered five to one. You had more ships, more troops, more supplies, and the Jedi on your side, and we still made the Republic tremble before we fell."


    The Republic always had the advantage, with or without the Jedi. I don't see why only a military genius could have defeated the Mandalorians for. Revan may have been a masterful tactician, but I haven't seen any proof of it.


    Only two things here: the Republic may have had the advantage in numbers and supplies, but the Mandalorians were a warrior race, with superior training, motivation and probably technology. So either the all Republic commanders were the biggest idiots in the galaxy, or the Republic Fleet wasn't too advantaged. Also, the jedi went to war with Revan, not before him.


    Revan himself was was still only a knight, charismatic as you want, but that sure couldn't grant him the command of the entire Fleet. Then his forces were limited in numbers, and probably weren't more than the mandalorian's legions.

    At this point, he managed not only to hold them off, but force them to retreat. With the limitations above, he might have done something good with them after all... :)"


    If you ask me, it was Revan's leadership skills, his/her ability to inspire his/her allies, to convert people to his/her cause and his/her skill in combat that won the Mandalorian Wars, not all these braniac tactics that the Mandalorians couldn't handle.


    Maybe, maybe not. That's speculation too.

  5. Mmm, I still don't think that Revan would use Makashi against four jedi; plus the way he got on guard (excuse my poor English here :) ) was very different from the makashi opening stance. He was in a situation in wich would be favorable to end the fight as quickly as possible, or be overwelmed by their number. Juyo was his best chance there, imo.

    Pretty much like when Palpatine faced Windu and the others. I doubt he would have defeated four masters if he used Makashi.

  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enbukan  I do think that Revan had the Jedi equalant of Their Sword Arts.


    Kendo? :brows:


    I dunno, Revan's stance in the cinematic reminds me a lot of Palpatine during the duel against the four masters (Juyo?). He used two hands, and Makashi users fight with only one hand I think... plus Makashi isn't the best choice against multiple opponents, and there were at least three other jedi on the bridge with Bastila.

  7. I had the idea of doing a model of Revan for a while. Now that my skills are at a resonably good level, I still have a problem before me: I have absolutely no idea on his lightsabre style. And that means, the animating part is just a big huge question mark.


    Now, reading wookiepedia was of little to none help; my main reference at this point is his stance in the cinematics.


    Anyone know more of this, or has any idea for his combat moves? :'(

  8. Indeed, the 'Revan-Bastila' romance doesn't make much sense. I too have always wondered how the hell 'light hearted banter' and 'little jokes' as you put it, turns into a full blown romance.


    This made me think of Leia-Ian Solo. ;)" Seriously, I'm not trying to be annoying. :ph34r:

    And at least Revan-Bastila is a hundred times better than Revan-Carth.

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