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SV: Unfair Kamikazes? /Starfire nostalgia

From: "Oerjan Ohlson" <oerjan.ohlson@n...>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 03:18:29 +0100
Subject: SV: Unfair Kamikazes? /Starfire nostalgia

> Hmmm, this reminds me of the early "Starfire-Empires" rules problem. 
> We had an individual who's race/Tech level, would not allow him to 
> build anything bigger than a Escort. But he had very rich systems, 
> which meant he could build a LOT of them.......
> I began to think my invading fleet was going to have a bad day when 
> he borrowed all the Escorts from 2 other players game sets....

<g> That was when Escorts were dangerous as ramming units, no?

Under the latest Starfire rules (3rd ed + SM#2) a huge swarm of Escorts
will be dangerous to fleets made up of a single ship type - eg, only
Superdreadnoughts or only Destroyers; but a mixed fleet using both
faster screening ships and larger units with long-range weapons should
able to defeat them if somewhat close in construction costs. Prior to
the problem was reversed - a swarm of small ships had virtually no
against larger enemy units, since speeds were equal (or almost equal)...

Oerjan Ohlson
Swarm play-tester

"Life is like a sewer.
What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."
- Hen3ry

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