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Rainforests are 3d This bothered me in the comments, because this "extradimensional space" is a bit of an open end, if you don't specify how it works. Let's assume your extradimensional space means you have 4 (or 5, 6) dimensions. Your rainforest will be 3d and could exist in an isolated 3d intersection (a hall) of several 4-dimensional ...


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A disk, or a toroid, or a binary. Or possibly a disk within a disk. Equilibrium configurations of fluids and their stability in higher dimensions As it spins it will flatten. Like a pizza crust. If it spins more it will thin out on the middle and eventually become a ring or toroid. Spinning more will yield a binary body. I am irritated because I once ...


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While I still think it can't exist I realize my original analysis had a big problem. The problem is an object that can't support itself (neutronium isn't a solid, it has no strength) will form an object with equal gravitational potential across it's surface. If it's 1g at the equator it's 1g at the poles, also. The star flattens out into a thin disk that I ...


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It really depends how hot the floor is. If the structure absorbs and transmits a lot of stellar energy inwards as heat at ground level then you're going to get a lot of convection and the thunderstorms etc... that go with it. If you introduce relatively little heat directly at ground level, but primarily heat the atmosphere from the top down, using what I ...


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For the real world, read the American field manual ATP 3-21.51. For science fiction, consider some gadgetry: Drones (ground or air) with lidar and high-end inertial navigation gear for mapping. Small unmanned ground vehicles with extendable ladders/platforms to reach the walls and ceilings in somewhat larger rooms. Repair materials to reinforce structures ...


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Snakebots and Engineers Buildings are masses of pipes, air ducts, and crawlspaces. Having some sort of drone(snake-like, multi-legged wall-crawlers, whatever) which could easily maneuver in those spaces would bring a huge advantage to whoever could figure it out. Equip them with gas/smoke grenades and suddenly your enemy must be on the alert 24/7. Give ...


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All robots. https://captainapathy.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/robots-sentry-guns-and-drones/ These buildings will be occupied entirely by robots. The building will be filled with nerve gas and also smoke with metal particulates to block robot sensory modalities. Robots using active sensors (e.g. radar, sonar) will immediately be detected and fired upon. ...


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Given the presence of power armour and giants, one type of specialist weapon might be rifled shot guns. Against the power armour High Explosive Armour Piercing (HEAP) or High Explosive Squash Head (HESH) rounds would be effective. Sabot slugs would have greater wounding potential against large targets than typical infantry rifle calibres. In both cases I ...


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"Sir!" Said a soldier, running up to where a group of squad leaders were planning the days action, "We've got a problem" "What is it Rick?" Asked one of the leaders. "The enemy have gone underground, or, well, kind-of." Rick paused to gather his thoughts. "You know those big structures on the orbital scans. We ...


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I'd say start with everything an average military squad carries, including rations, and only omitting a few "outside use" items like tents and maybe pick some shorter weapons to allow for more mobility in the more narrow corridors. Since near future tech is available, I'd suggest using equipment robots. Like those Boston dynamics is developing. ...


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Some equipment you will want to have: Smoke Machines: Smoke machines are used in order to force Enemies out of a small space or in order to find alternative exits to a room without entering. This way the enemy comes to you, and not the other way around. Dogs: Dogs are very useful in closed combat, because they can be used to detect and check for traps, ...


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Your unit needs to have a lot of expertise in many areas The constraints would determine what is optimal: No air support in the sense of bombers or fighters, but you could still achieve combined arms with 'very' close air support - perhaps small portable drones or UAV's if ceiling height is not too low Not too heavy mechanised units - floors are always ...


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Indirect-fire weapons will not be used, since the ceiling gets in the way; this means everything from companies not having mortars to divisional-level forces not having things like rocket artillery or 155-mm pieces. Those giants are probably going to be armed with rocket launchers and 37mm to 50mm artillery pieces.


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