SpottedKitty wrote:Q99 wrote:I think they were low-speed drones, so good for assassinations and ambushes, not as great at open combat, but yea, definitely an interesting tech.
Been a while since I last read that book, but yes, that's pretty much exactly it — the only reason the missiles were so stealthy was that their drives were low-powered; a higher power setting would have burned right through the stealth shielding. Ideal for sneaking up on an unaware target, useless in a conventional missile duel, which is probably why we haven't seen them used in an on-"camera" scene since then.
The mistletoe drones in At All Costs are said to be based on them conceptually though.
Just finished a re-read of At All Costs. (Though i admit to skipping any and all zilwilki and mesa scenes in it and War of honor.) Since I downloaded the Mission of Honor Bean CD, I've got all Weber's work uptil then. So I've been putting them on my phone's kindle app. Because my google fu has failed to provide me with a comprehensible reading order, I have to ask. Do you follow At All Costs with Mission Of Honor? Or Storm from the Shadows? Or does it not matter.
As an aside since At All Costs spoils at lot of Shadow of Saganami is that one supposed to be read before AaC.