Just thought I’d share something that happened in GSB which I found amusing.
I’d made an Outcast cruiser-only fleet that was … lacking … in fighter defenses to throw at Defend Caspian IV (the version that comes with GSB, not one from any mods). Anyways, my twelve cruisers wiped out all the enemy cruisers and all but one of the enemy frigates for one of my cruisers, at which point the score was sitting at 92-10, and all that was left on the enemy side were all the fighters they had, and one frigate sitting on the wall. I then proceeded to lose cruisers without ever killing any fighters that I know of (which is understandable, since I equipped my ships solely with MWMs, Guidance Scramblers, and Decoy Projectors, thinking I’d wipe out the enemy frigates and cruisers when the ships of the line met in the center and would only need enough defense to keep the fighters off until the last enemy ship died) until I had only two cruisers left, one of which was about to enter firing range of the sole remaining frigate. Then the trailing cruiser’s armor failed, and it died before the second MWM from the leading cruiser could kill the frigate (which I saw die just after the defeat message popped up).
Thought I’d share since I found it rather amusing to go from nearly winning at 92-10 to losing at 8-10 because (1) I didn’t bring anything capable of killing fighters in a timely manner and (2) I managed to disable a frigate early enough in the battle for it to go sit at the wall, and with my cruisers at 0.14 speed they just couldn’t cross half the battlefield quickly.