Using just the basic starter game/races, I was wondering a couple of things about fighters:
1: In the Federation, is there any reason to use any fighter other than the Leopard? With just Rockets and Engine 2, it is faster and or more cost effective than any other hull. With a Laser/generator outfit, this also seems true.
2: Is the Rebel fighter Achilles simply the best hull there is?
Are there any instances when armor actually helps a fighter? It just seems to slow them down too much.
I haven’t explored fighters in the Alliance/Empire, but I still can’t find an argument to use more than one hull type for a fighter per race. Are there any?