Re: needle beam thoughts)
From: Rick Rutherford <rickr@s...>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 14:39:29 -0500
Subject: Re: needle beam thoughts)
On Wed, 4 Dec 1996, Mike Miserendino wrote:
> I've had good luck with small ships by mounting them with sub-packs,
> and letting them drop their load from behind a large enemy ship after
> quick maneuver. It helps to use them in wolfpacks since some are
> to be destroyed by passing to close to an enemy fleet. This method
> like the old WWII torpedo boats - go fast and hit hard in numbers.
I've tried fielding ships with massed needle beams once before, and it
a total failure -- the range (9") is way too short, and I was more
to damage my opponent's ships' systems by forcing them to take
checks than by targeting them with needle beams.
I ended up having my ships chewed to pieces before they had a chance to
fire their weapons. IMO, the needle beam needs some modification before
becomes an effective weapon -- longer range, more effective, or
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