as I've just re-watched "The Siege" (Part I-III) and read a couple of fanfictions dealing with it ("XSGCOM - Terra from the Deep" for example) I asked myself why their defenses were so pitiful and illogical?
I mean why re-tool railguns made for use on a space-ship for manned operation (insteaf of running them via a computer-network for example), why have this many guys with machine-guns there instead of say several CWIS-Turrets (Phalanx, Goal-Keeper, C-RAM, Kashtan etc.) connected to a radar installed on the central tower?
Was this only a "rule of cool" kind of thing? (Just like starfighters instead of, you know: Drones or no small ships at all because they don't make sense if capital ships have energy-shields, not to mention sensors and weapons to engage those pesky fighters)
Well, the stage is yours