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[FT]Stopping ships

From: Mark Reindl <mreindl@p...>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 19:27:03 -0700
Subject: [FT]Stopping ships

I played my first FT game with my Kra'vak fleet tonight, and came up
against something that is pretty common in our group, particularly in
larger games.  Many of our pick up games tend to degenerate into the
"stop and fire" variety, where one or both sides will advance, then stop
and spin to face the enemy.  While an effective tactic on the part of
the halted force, it is a bit discouraging to see it happen game after
game.  Since ships can spin to any facing, it seems to me that it
removes any maneuvering advantage the Kra'vak may have.  Do spinning
ships have to write their facing down during the orders phase, or can
they spin whenever they want?  If not, I'd like to suggest that there be
some sort of counterbalancing factor against ships that are stopped
(such as making them easier to hit, etc.).



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