Apropos of not much, over on Baen's Bar there's discussion of a new unit of measure, called the Weber, from a comment about THG made in Ringo's Tavern talking about "Webers of missiles"*
. How many missiles count as a Weber is under debate at the moment, with suggested values of (from my known-crappy memory) 5K, 10K, 50K, and 100K, plus a suggestion for use as a non-specific "grouping" name (e.g. a pack of canines, or a pride of lions).
As for battleplates, I don't think it'd occur to them just yet. In Schlock Mercenary
, it was use of rocks as weapons that prompted the notion of battleplates, whereas other than the initial rock bombardments from the Horvath going "Y HELO THAR" most of what's been a threat to Earth was missiles (and that decreasingly common as system defenses improve). Also, part of what makes battleplates such badass warships are their gravy guns, a technology not yet seen in TR (grav manipulation, yes, ditto breacher missiles, but not guns).
edited 9th Jun '11 7:39:28 AM by Nohbody