I’ve seen a couple other posts about the power of a horde of fast frigates being able to stun lock
an enemy fleet so a handful of cruisers can just waddle up and finish what the frigates started.
In practice I can’t make it work. Not sure if it’s a formation issue or an orders issue.
I’ve been trying to concentrate firepower and get to the enemy quickly by deploying my fast
ships in a single wall as far forward as possible. All of them carry EMP type weapons, but
I never manage to stun lock more than one or two and since the enemy is not locked…well you know
what happens to my hapless frigates…
I"ve just about given up on use of EMP against the enemy. My latest
Empire build for 50K points is a wall of laser fighter squadrons which go after
enemy cruisers at minimum range followed by a wave of fast (.9 or better ) frigates
with ion cannons to help the fighters by dropping enemy shields.