A Slingshot Stratagem military strategy that places the logistical support arm of a military force into the vanguard of the advance.
- It is also a spaceflight maneuver designed to gain momentum by using the gravitational well of a planet.
- It is a naval strategy and tactic.
This strategy recognizes that a military advance only goes as fast as its supply lines will allow it. Therefore rather than allowing forces to advance at will, outstripping their resupply, the pace of advance is limited to the pace with which supply and support units can maintain by themselves. Generally this requires more resources be spent upon logistical mobility, and the development of smaller, more mobile combat units.
It is speculated by some that the Regency has spent the majority of the resources allocated to a possible reconquest of the former Imperium upon fleets of supply ships, mobile depots and forward emplaced supply caches in the Rift just for such an eventuality.
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