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In the book series, if I remember right, using a shield in the open desert was suicide. The worm would always come, it would drive them into a frenzy. All of those Ordos tanks and APCs shouldn't be able to make it three feet past the rock walls before Shai Hulud comes, not that any other vehicle would either, for that matter. If there is a weighted value for clusters of troops in the open field and worm attacks, someone ought to change that value for the Ordos units.

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If they DIDN'T hover, the shield would get wasted down because of hitting the ground. Basically the thing would melt a hole in the sand and sink into it.

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Only slow projectiles go through a shield. Remember: the Atreides mentat said: "It is the slow blade which penetrates the shield." That's why when a person has a personal shield his enemy has to use a knife to penetrate it in order to kill him.

Even if the shield was "resting" on the sand, the tank wouldn't sink. Wouldn't the same thing happen to a person with a personal shield if the tank did sink?

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I agree with you on the first part (cough...) but the second part...The tank could sink due to it's weight, and on the same part of sand a person wouldn't sink due to his/her's weight. The shield wouldn't interact with the sand in any way, it would just go through it, letting the person/tank walk on the sand.

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That is correct; everything would do what it would normally do if it wasn't shielded. Sand would get into the shield, unless you were hovering. Laser tanks only get a tiny amount of extra worm attraction (7 compared to 6 and 5 being average, and up to 10 is found). They should get much more.

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