I wonder what common, widely-spread military skills will in three thousand years (See: 1105 Imperial) become nothing but lost legends and entertaining rumours…
Artillery barrages. Long duration barrages lasting hours or days will be forgotten, in favour of bringing in single heavy strikes on precision targets. Some of that will be because counter-battery fire gets increasingly deadly; some because the target density makes it rarely worthwhile; and some because, even with Imperial levels of interstellar shipping, the logistics of supporting a six hour artillery bombardment are shocking. Massed artillery goes with it.
Sniping. Sorry, snipers, but there are already sensors which can give a spot for where a bullet was fired from accurate to within half a meter or less. You try sniping from concealment on a battlefield where those are connected to an artillery network, and see how well that works out. A one-for-one exchange may be worth it, but it’s not exactly desirable when you’re the one getting to be dead.
Decryption. It’s going to be a fools task. Either you can get the access codes some other way, or you might as well not try.
I can see that being lost – especially if future warriors get spoiled with missiles and drones and mass drivers, and lose touch with the old-school artillery gun. *nod*
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