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Re: What is AoG thinking?

From: Phillip Atcliffe <Phillip.Atcliffe@u...>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 18:27:03 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
Subject: Re: What is AoG thinking?

On Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:17:16 -0500 "Tom.McCarthy" 
<> wrote:

> I've heard rumours to the effect that a squad is six figures and the 
base has about 12 or more locations to mount them (a big circle with a 
cross through it, holes for the figures on the circle and the cross).  
Depending on how you arrange the fighters, they perform differently in 
B5Wars Fleet Action.  Quite frankly, that kind of detail (what 
formation your fighters are in) is not something I want to worry about 
if I'm running a fleet. <

Standard AoG B5W fighter organisation is:
1 Flight = 6 fighters
1 Squadron = 12 fighters

I've always found it interesting that they seem to follow the EFSB/FT 
model, particularly since most of the B5 fighter squadrons seen on 
screen aren't that size -- the station's fighters look as though they 
ought to be launched in sevens, since that's the number of Cobra Bays 
to a "side", but, especially in the first season, Alpha/Delta/Zeta 
Squadron/Wing tended to be about nine strong.

Not knowing of the Fleet Action rules, the idea with the FA-scale 
stands seemed to me to be to allow each stand to be capable of taking 
up to a full squadron, or to have a flight in a variety of formations. 
And yes, as your fighters get zapped, you just remove them from the 

The idea has good points and bad points, and I must admit that, while I 
hated them when I first saw them, the AoG stands are slowly growing on 
me. Who knows, I may even use them when I get around to basing my 

"Sic Transit Gloria Barramundi" 
   (Or, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!)
   -- not Douglas Adams, but me: Phil Atcliffe 

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