Re: [FT] Fighter Balance (was: FT-Number crunching required)
From: "Alan and Carmel Brain" <aebrain@a...>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 18:13:16 +1000
Subject: Re: [FT] Fighter Balance (was: FT-Number crunching required)
From: "Bell, Brian K (Contractor)" <Brian.Bell@dscc.dla.mil>
> How would you read the situation? How many fighter groups are too weak
> of value. How many are too many as to be overpowering if the other
> not have any?
Even a few fighter groups are useful on the defence.
As for overwhelming - as long as you have at least 2/3 of the
fighters, you should be OK. Less, and you will get creamed in the
Fighter to Fighter combats. But if you can just delay his fighters
so they don't come in at the same time as the incoming missiles, and
you have a reasonable defence net (and you're using fighter morale) then
you should be OK.
I don't find the FB1 designs too low on PDS. But that's because I
include at least 1 specialised ADAF ship per 2 capitals or 3 cruisers.
I mainly play ESU or NSL, if I was using NAC Furious, I'd up the
proportion accordingly, and if using FSE I'd have a larger proportion
In a 3000 pt battle, you should be able to put up at least 20 PDS
protecting any one vessel in the defence grid - at least 2 PDS
per fighter group attacking. They'll get in one good blow, but it'll
em - and if they don't go for the ADAF ships first, they'll get
I consider 2 Beijing-Es to be a reasonable escort for a single Komarov.