This week, “10 Questions About…” covers something that seems to be inevitable for almost every sentient species…Combat & War…
Combat & War is something that most worlds will see at one point. It seems to be something hard-wired into most humanoids and other species. Some wars can be “cold” or just classed as nothing more than skirmishes done in a day. Others can be full-blown, covering multiple stars systems and going on for decades, centuries or even longer.
- Who is the most infamous warlord/warrior?
- What is the most famous war tactic used?
- When did the last war start & end?
- How are supernatural forces (like magic users etc.) handled?
- What is a typical day like for the average soldier? Is this the same for each culture/group?
- Are there any unusual military units? – if so, what purpose do they serve?
- What are the requirements, and restrictions, for joining the military for each culture/group?
- What are some of the customs & traditions of the military?
- What is the most commonly used weapon?
- What, if anything, is considered a war crime?
What combat had the biggest impact on the world, who took part in it and what was it about?
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