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Re: Another fighter question

From: Christopher Pratt <valen10@f...>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 14:38:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Another fighter question

Steve Pugh wrote:
> > I was wondering if anyone used fighter squadrons with either more
> > than six fighters or less than six.  It seems to me that the escort
> > carrier in More Thrust would be more effective in an anti-fighter
> > role if it carried interceptors in three squadrons of 4 fighters
> > each than in two squadrons of 6 fighters.  This give you an extra
> > fighter group to manuver and the interceptors in groups of four
> > would have a similar punch to six regular fighters in a dogfight.
> In my background the humans use the standard six fighters to a group.
> One of the alien races uses five, whilst another uses eight for
> standard fighters and four for heavy fighters. I use d5, d8 and d4
> for morale rolls to keep everything fair.
> The one question that must be answered is: can a smaller grouop of
> fighters force a larger group to engage in a dogfight? If they can
> then why not use groups of one fighter for just that purpose thuse
> keeping attacking fighters away from ships?
>	  Steve
> --
> "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...
>  Attack ships on fire, off the shoulder of Orion...
>  I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate.
>  All those moments will be lost, in time...  Like tears in rain." -
Roy Batty.

because you'd have to talk the pilot into fighting  aginst 6 to 1 odds

christopher pratt

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