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Re: [FT] A few more fleets

From: Beth Fulton <beth.fulton@m...>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 10:31:37 +1000
Subject: Re: [FT] A few more fleets

G'day David,

These are all personal observations and probably reflect my playing bias
you probably want to ignore them ;)

 >My Vree fleet

I've never played any Bab5 Wars etc, so don't know if this question is
of place, but if the ships are round why don't the weapon arcs sort of 
reflect this - i.e. between the weapons on a vessel why don't they cover

5-arcs rather than then forward 3? Personally I'd tone down the speed
least on the bigger ones) and swap out a few sub munition packs for 
something with a little longer range.

 >My proposed Indonesian Commonwealth fleet.

Natuna missile cruiser isn't bad, though I'd be tempted to give it some 
sort of beam just in case - maybe up its mass a little to squeeze a
class 1 
or 2 beam in or drop one round of slavos to fit a beam in? How many
of salvos do you usually get off in a game (normally I know you haven't 
used this fleet)?

Dore AA cruiser I'd drop a few PDS to give its some class 1s and another

Kupang missile cruiser I'd drop a screen level and pick up some beams.

Rakata supercarrier I'd drop some PDS and pick up some class 1s.

As you may have guessed I'm not keen on ships that are all missile or
armed as I've found they can quite easily end up being sitting ducks
if part of a larger fleet.

 >My proposed pirate fleet

You're going to have to be good at getting in close!! I haven't sat down

and calculated hull strength, but you'd want to make sure your hulls are

strong enough to take the pounding they could get being that close. Once

again I'd probably swap out some sub-munition packs/PDS for a beam or
(even class 1s). You can still keep the feel of the fleet, but make it a

little less do or die.

I must say I'm impressed by the amount of effort you've put in to this



Elizabeth Fulton
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