I'm writing a book, and in the book, there are troops that are released from a ship to combat. They have access to whatever weaponry you can think of, they have things like the BFG 9000 from DOOM, that kind of stuff. In my book, they are heavily armoured space marines with high tech suits protecting them from plasma, electricity, etcetera, inspired by the HEV suit from the half life series. My question- How do you most effectively defeat a team of seven to twenty men while you're in space? What weapons are most effective?
Their means of mobility is jet propulsion, and it is extremely unlikely that it will be damaged or run out of juice before being disabled. The suits they use would cut EMP, electricity, plasma, that category of damage into thirds.
"Premise" Space, sci-fi technology has existed for years. They are very advanced, but they need an effective way to fight in space. The large ships they use are slow, and they take to the vaccum of space in order to fight for control over the ships instead of slow paced battles. My "problem" is that I don't know what the most effective way to fight is; Do you use railguns, EMPs, radiation, or what? I think the question was acceptable since it was properly answered and acceptable, enabling me to continue writing my book.