It depends on the technology of the space-faring people. I imagine they don't use bullets if they can travel through space.
I quite like the idea of being worshiped like a God though - color me interested.
*snorts in amusement*
And why wouldn't people who can fly through space still use bullets? Lets face it, if you fire a bullet at someone clad in nice shiny metal armour, the bullet generally goes through the metal (if it's light enough to wear it's also pretty thin) and on into the person wearing it....
However, fire a beam of coherent light at that same person and what happens? (Hint - shine a torch at a mirror and look at the wall behind you!)
Lasers look good on sci-fi films because sci-fi film makers don't give their soldiers shiny metal armour, and it's all H.G. Well's fault!
Sorry, I have a bee in my bonnet about laser guns. The most efficient form of energy to kill another living creature is still kinetic energy!
Seems like it has possibilities, almost seems like a time travel thing advanced humans going back to the bronze kinda thing.
Be interesting to think about what limits the crashed ship has, having a pistol in the bronze age would get you a certain amount of "respect" when you shot the first person trying to attack you, but if you've only got 6 bullets what happens when the 7th person comes after you?
Of course if all the natives looked like this, that wouldn't hurt either
Six bullets when the seventh person comes after you...
Please take a look at the battle of Isandlwana
, in which a badly led British army, armed with breach-loading single shot rifles capable of firing something like five rounds a minute were defeated by a better led Zulu army, armed with spears and leather shields!
What you do, having fired your sixth shot, is either reload as quickly as you can (the invention of the clip was designed to make this easier - with some revolvers it is possible to remove the empty cylinder and replace it with a loaded one in a relatively short time), run as fast as you can, or pick up the gun that your fallen comrade has just dropped that still has bullets in it!
You say there will be conflict amongst the crew regarding how to treat the natives.
I would imagine that there would also be an equal level of conflict amongst the natives, ranging from "The gods walk among us" to "They are just men like us and should be put to death for blasphemy!"
Rome in the 1st century, hmm? That's actually steel age, not bronze.
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