I’m trying to finish the Chaos Nebula on Normal mode but i’m finding it quite impossibile. There is a center group of about 5 frigates, with a frigate in front that’s escorted by a full squadron of very good fighters. The problem is that the fighters eat my cruisers, i tried anti-air and while i did manage to clear them out some times, the actual problem are the last frigates. They are chock-full of Fast Missiles which tear amazingly huge holes in anything.
I especially made a tank 9 shielded cruiser, with a Frigate Platform with 5 support beams holding it up… enough to delay them until my other ships finish the flanks, but even that, it got dropped easily. Tried frigates in 3-4 configurations, different fighter configs, and a ton of cruiser builds, but i just CANNOT take that singular group down.
Tips? I’m playing Empire… and i tried Federation/Order/Tribes… still no go.