Hilzel1980’s Order fleet of 3 cruisers and 6 frigates! Fought numerous times, beaten more times then it beat it’s foe.
I went with my standard fast missile cruisers, as this planet doesn’t allow for fighters. So while I built my fleets a bit more, I set out after this world first. I did NOT have direct control enabled, as I wanted to see how my orders worked. I think in the future I’ll be running direct control at least for cruiser fights, as the ability to precision target ships will be useful in the extreme. I ended up with the victory, capturing 2 frigates.
This is in FAR more depth then most of my comments will be.
Scott581’s Federation fleet, of 3 cruisers 1 frigate and 2 tethered unit of fighters.
I was playing my fighter ball, and made short work of this fleet. Captured a full unit, and a nearly full second one, of fighters.
Psycho-Jack’s Federation Cruiser build, of 4 eagles.
Still on a fighter ball, took minimal damage. No captures.
Grepler’s Federation fleet. 3 cruisers, 6 frigates v my 5 cruisers.
First time I’ve been attacked. Dayamun, a planet not accessible by fighters. Testing out direct control to see how big a difference fire control makes. Turns out it makes a huge difference, but the frigates got inside my shields and ripped the small number of cruisers apart.
Baddkarmma’s Federation fleet. 4 squads of fighters, 3 frigates and 2 cruisers.
I started with 60% of his HP, and ended up losing a third of my fighters on this conquest. However I did capture several groups of fighters.
2 federation cruisers, and i regret i don’t remember who submitted the fleet.
I had 2 squads of captured fighters defending against this attack, and unsurprisingly lost it.
Seventh Battle: Retaking the planet lost last turn.
Molotof’s 2 federation cruiser fleet. Same as the one before.
I now had 8 squads of my rebel fighters, which are designed to take down small numbers of capital ships. I took 0 losses on the re-fight
MONNST3R’s Nomad Crusier and fighter fleet.
The innitial trade didn’t go perfectly, however once i killed the cruisers it was just mopping up fighters. I had a 3:1 percentage advantage, so I won handily. Captured some nomad fighters!
Reclusirak’s Nomad dual-frigate and 1 squad of fighters.
I was defending with 2 squads of captured fighters, and was interested in seeing how they fared. Answer: horribly. Their orders had them fighting fighters and ignoring frigates, despite the fact they could have cut out the frigates then gone after the fighters. I retreated before 25% lost.
Same as before, minus the fighters
I had reinforced with my other captured fighter designs, and gave them better orders. I ended up losing no ships
Deltabord’s 2 Nomad Cruiser, 6 squads of fighters.
as always I focus cruisers, then mot up fighters. Captured several fighters.
Battle 12: I’d moved from a world for battle 11, it was attacked when empty.
Mpera’s 2 Nomad Cruiser fleet.
2 cruisers against 10 fighters isn’t really a challenge, even when both cruisers are fairly well armored.
Greplet’s fleet from earlier. Now only 6 frigates and 3 capital ships.
Direct control is on, and I have a pair of frigates for close in protection that I captured. Then my fast missile cruisers cleaned the cruisers up.
shockhall’s 13 nomad frigate, 1 tribe frigate, 1 nomad cruiser and what looks like 1 squad of tethered fighters.
I’m running 9 squads of fighters. I take heavier losses then I like, but end up killing all the frigates and capturing some decent fighters.
Commander Chris’s 3 Nomad Cruisers, 4 fighter squads.
As always my 12 squads of fighters ignore the enemy fighters and dive the cruisers. I take not insignificant losses, but end up capturing enemy fighters.
Luminary’s 8 Order cruiser fleet.
I’m using almost entirely captured fighters, so i expect this to go poorly. I’m mildly surprised it doesn’t.
Welensk’s Order fleet. 2 cruisers and 7 frigates
9 of my fast missile cruisers. Directed Mode’s on, so micro is being used. I capture 1 frigate.
OT76’s fighter swarms, with 6 order frigates backing it.
My fighters rush the frigates, whereas the captured fighters focus on enemy fighters. End up retreating to keep my core fighter ball alive.
venomshock’s Federation 5 cruiser 5 frigate.
I’m running 10 cruisers on directed mode. Easy win.
OT76’sOT76’s fleet from above, however with far fewer fighters after the paring down last round.
A well designed fleet. I had numerical superiority this time, and crushed it easily. Captured some fighters, as well.
Signing off for now, some point later on I’ll resume this.