Well, the whole point of shield technology is to ward off offensive weapons.
Depending on the universe and effectiveness, the weapons could be warded off or not.
<insert technological debate of Star Trek vs Star Wars vs Crimson Dark. I don't really want to go there..>
So far, I like the realism of CD and especially the style, and wish I could pull it off myself.
But if I ever do launch something starship related, I tend to like shields -because- it prevents loss of ship.
Hence, if the shields -are- breached, you're in serious trouble.
(which is usually the case in ST, because those ships, armored or not, are not that strong without shields, which I like.)
I think you're doing an interesting job of this universe, David,
and given you're pumping out pages and I actually -forgot-, I only checked every monday like I used to.
I do like the story progression and whisper is probably my favorite char.
I'm not -too- surprised by no one leaving the Niobe, keeping the old crew together and familiar.
After the expanse arc, I'm looking forward to what ever action is gonna happen. I very much like the boom boom like you do.
Good luck with everythng, and see you around, David!