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It could make a good story. Slings could be exciting especially if they arrive in the story unexpectedly - of course you would show your bored Martians practicing with the slings at the beginning of the story. They are better than just throwing rocks, which could be exciting too. You could probably throw a rock a long way on Mars. Or one of the Martians ...


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Improvised Combat Robots and Propaganda This is somewhat dependent on the history of technology in the setting. If you want to write The Gulag Archipelago on the red planet, slings fit better. However, if the setting assumes that automatisation and robotics didn't came to a near total stop in the early 21st century, combat bits are the way to go. Given our ...


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Crossbows Crossbows have a similar fire rate to slings and have better penetrative power. They also leave something sticking out of the target that will cause more damage if they move too much. They can be made in any garage shop with a supply of steel, spring steel, and cable. Guns There is no reason that the rebels can't make guns. There are new reports ...


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