A Thing of Eternity wrote:Laphtiya wrote:A Thing of Eternity wrote:Laphtiya wrote:Getting BACK on topic, I have another question about shields.
How much damage can they take. For instance can a big enough attack get through? as in explosives, a really heavy object falling on them?
I do remember reading that they have a charge but that was about it.
I'm pretty sure you could drop a nuke, or at least a powerful explosive on one and it'd be fine, there is mention that shields made even heavy artillery obsolete in Dune.
Thats interesting, but what about personal shields how much of a beating could they take?
I got the impression that any sized shield can stop pretty much infinitely powerful blows as long as they have power left - whether more powerful blows cause more battery depletion I don't know.
I always thought shields behaved like when you mix cornflour and water - a paste when you stir it, solid when you punch it.
Inventing pseudo science - would harder blows deplete the battery? Or would the kinetic energy in those blows be converted by the shield? - It's got to go somewhere.