Stand-off weapons have been used whenever possible throughout history since they give the user an advantage.


A stand-off weapon allows the user to attack an opponent from a distance and the opponent is unable to effectively strike back.



(1) bow and arrow

(2) Macedonian pike

(3) high caliber artillery

(4) rocket


stand-off distance =

= (distance at which the weapon user can strike) - (distance at which the opponent can strike)


The goal of the person with the stand-off weapon is to stay beyond the range of the opponent. A stand-off weapon may not be effective at close range, so back-up weapons need to be available.


The goals of the opponent are to get within a range where his or her own weapons are effective and to develop a defense effective against the weapon (shield, anti-missile missile, high speed, etc).


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