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Date Posted: 21:54:45 01/08/03 Wed
Author: Philistine
Subject: Re: Shepherd Book (spoilers across entire series)
In reply to: Slayrunt 's message, "Re: Shepherd Book (spoilers across entire series)" on 21:18:30 01/05/03 Sun

... Generals come from somewhere. While moving up the ranks, he should have learned small unit tatics.

Quite true (in modern armies anyway). That's why I'm not saying it's impossible that a general could still make himself useful in a close-quarters firefight. But consider that it generally takes years (15 to 20, say) for a lieutenant to rise through the ranks to general. People get rusty, given that kind of time; I didn't notice a great deal of rust on the Shepherd.

Like I said, my money is on Book being ex-Gestapo-alike, or maybe ex-Green Beret-alike. But I'd be happy enough to be proven wrong, if it meant the series was going to continue.

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