Simply put, what’s your craziest moment in Gratuitous Space Battle, whether it be a miscalculation or a complete curbstomp battle from another’s tactical error.
Mine happened quite a few moments ago, in my first Galactic Conquest mission, easy with the Union, 20 Planets. I ran into a fork in the road where there’s 2 worlds: One with a full cadre of support buildings, the other being a ‘no fighter’ nomilality. I seperated my Cruiser and four frigates, leaving 2 squads of Firefly Dogfighters, a squad of Firefly Frigatehunters, and a similar number of rebel fighter/bombers I picked up on my way there.
While the big ships are still deciding what to do to combat from there, I’m attacked on the world guarded by the fighters. I’m pretty much going ‘oh, crap.’
When the battle begins, it’s a Order fleet- composing of 6k hull points, comprised of 2 cruisers, and the rest made of fighters. More ‘oh crap’.
When the battle begins in earnest, it seems all those fighters are bombers. My force of 1500 or so hull points completely curbstomps them, and as a bonus I get almost thier entire fleet of ‘Fast Rocket Fighters’.