First off, apologies for the delayed reply. In my defence, I was sick, in the hospital for about a week, and then my computer was in the store for repairs.
Problem is that, it's rxtremely petty to agrue...
Yep, the Empire would squash the Federation in ground combat, but look at their silly weapons! LOL! ROTFL!
In that vain, the Argo is a POS only useful for running away, given that it's ONLY weapon is rear mounted and the gunner and driver are FULLY exposed.
I don't argue that though because it's nitpicking, and ground war doesn't rely on one keystone element. The AT-AT's are but a small component in a larger system that incorporates supports walkers infantry and air support, the AT-AT's weakness are covered by the larger system
Let me be very clear on this point: I am not arguing that the Federation is going to win the ground war based on the flaws of the AT-AT. If at any time I argued that, or appeared to do so, I apologize. The only point I intend to defend here at this time is that the AT-AT is a piece of shit design.
That's why organized groups will recieve chemical warfare treatment and bombing
Possibly, though as I noted chemical warfare is not the Empire's usual MO. As for bombardment, I suspect it largely depends on weather there's anything in the area (hostages, prisoners, resources, data, etc.) that they wish to capture intact.
The Empire counters guerrilla warfare with terror, how long will your rip-snort'n xenobiologist put up with a colony being razed after a hit and run on an Imperial patrol?
Hah hah. I get your point, but Federation guys aren't all scientists. They do have soldiers, of sorts. Underequipped ones, but experienced combat personel nonetheless. And that's not even getting into any ex-Marquis or Bajoran resistance fighters, who are very familiar with enemies who counter guerrilla warfare with terror.
They won't, the price is too great
People say this, but you could make the same argument for resistance fighters opposing the Nazis. A lot of people will cower and surrender. Others will fight. How many choose fighting, even if it means death, probably depends on just how intolerably brutal Imperial rule is.
It was an analogy, it's a sound example of the equipment and training disparity between starfleet and the Empire. In ground combat it's the total system that matters not a single element
I'm not going to argue that a massive disparity exists.
By "armor" I meant Tanks and mobile artillery not "clothing"
And I recall reading a reference (somewhere on these forums I think) to Garrak claiming to have served in a mechanized Cardassian force. Unfortunately I don't have the exact quote, but that's what I was referring to, I think.
And they do, canonically, have some artillery, even if it is pretty damn minimal.
Look, I'm not saying the Empire isn't stronger. It obviously is. I'm just saying its not quite as one-sided as some make it appear.
Edit: and to answer the previous post, no, I do not believe Trek games are canon, as a policy. Pity for the Trek side.