I did wonder if that was supposed to be the mine launcher mentioned in GROPOS, but as you say it appeared to fire plasma. On the other hand, the Narns used "energy mines" (only once in numerous of battles) and IIRC they were also launched from similar looking cannons.CnlPepper wrote:There is one case where we do see a "plasma mortar" of sorts. Anyone ever noticed the oblong cannon on B5 that fires green pulses. Its much the same shape as the Omega pods, I suppose you could extrapolate that. However, as I've said, as we never see an Omega fire such a weapon during numerous battles, I see no reason to include it.
Just thinking out loud, but would it make a difference if the Omega's mine launchers (FTSOA) were assigned as a special function bound to a key. So that once you've upgraded to mine launchers that you fire them manually, with a magazine of only a few mines at a time with a long recharge cycle.
So it'd be the sort of weapon you'd use going up against a station/mothership, rather than ship-to-ship. Since we've never seen an Omega take on that kind of target (with intent to destroy) it'd preserve the canon precedent and keep some of the original designers intentions alive.
I don't mean to try to push the idea too much, if you don't want to do it then fair play, that's that and I'd certainly much rather you stuck to canon than subscribe to some of the fanfiction/rpg tat that gets passed of as canon.