Quotes: Deflector Shields

"The klaxon began to wail, but we felt the reassuring tingle of the Tachyon Field crackling to life around us, encasing the entire base in its impenetrable glow."
Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri, "The Fall of Sparta"

"Until now the battle had been proceeding smoothly: the enemy was outflanked and had been driven from the reactor housing. But against the reactor itself the matter cannon were strangely ineffective. Rounds simply . . . stopped. In mid-air."
Col. Corazon Santiago, Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri, "A Tactical History of Sparta"