Challenge# 4587340


#1

Rebellion,
Since you ask for comments and suggestions, this challenge is a perfect example of what both mrblitz and Yurch were recently discussing in the SAC thread. You have a map with 500 pilots and 40,000 budget. This gives a ratio of 80 budget points/pilot. This puts it not only in the all-fighter zone, but in the cheaper fighter zone. There may be a way to win on this map with 10 cruisers, but they would have to be really really good AA cruiser armor/repair tanks. I posted my retaliation for all as challenge# 4587406. I use one cruiser/carrier, one frigate as a concentrator and 31 squadrons of fighters, mostly cheap laser fighters. 498 laser fighters will roll over almost any 10 cruisers and a mere 16 squadrons of fighters barely slow them down.
If I had to, I could probably improve the efficiency of this fleet by eliminating the frigate and going with a cheaper carrier and spending even more on fighters, but here, this was enough.
On this map, fighter spam will beat just about anything except even better fighter spam.


#2

Really? its easily beaten with cheap anti fighter armoured cruisers.
Hell even armoured frigates with 2 ions and 2 anti fighter missiles perform well against the these.

At least if you don’t kill the frigate.


#3

I look forward to seeing your challenge demonstrating this.


#4

There you go.


#5

It takes a different fighter mix to defeat the AA armor tank cruisers that you posted, but the proper fighter spam still does the job against them.


#6

They are not tanks. They only have 2 armor plates. Old designs for mrblitz maps.

:wink:


#7

I sent some retaliations. I’ve been busy with my latest SAC candidate.


#8

so far,
the frigate counter:
change the engagement range of the frigates to engage the cruiser to be below its min range and its a matter of time
alternatively, 2 laser squadrons would do the job

the cruiser counter:
replace a useless point defense laser on some ships for a scrambler
put 1 squadron of something that laser fighters cannot kill