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Need Advice on Fleet Reinforcements

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Greetings Fellow Admrials

 

I am looking to expand my fleet and need some advice on reinforcements.

 

Currently i have the starter set from Valhalla, with a group of destroyers and frigates, i am looking at the enforcement fleet, as i dont have a carrier yet and the Solar looks awesome and the Crusiers look like a tough nut to crack and the frigates look like they could make for good escorts for the Tyrant ( i dont play planetfall yet).

 

The other option i was looking at was our battlecrusiers, they look like a nice firepower supplament and are also tough.

 

I have only played a handful of games against my wife's Works Raptors, ( she just got the battlecrusiers and destroyers :wacko:)  so i am unsure what would support my currant fleet better

 

Thanks

-Ecliptic

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Speed. You want to get to the Works Raptor ships quickly, so I suggest the Missionary frigates as a shunt bomb. If you can get a blister that is best plus the frigate box, that way you can deploy the tier 3 ships however you like.

The combat versions of the Solar and Horizons are good ships and are viable options. The Ares is a true carrier with a much larger SRS compliment but poor direct for weapons, while the Solar has limited wings, but much better direct fire weapons.

A battle between a Solar and an Attrition would be an interesting dual though.

My recommendation, get the minis you like the look of best.

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The Solar's wings are too limited in my opinion, I would gladly sacrifice 2 wings, and take a tyrant which still leaves you with 3 wings, way more guns and a decent cost compared to a fully kitted out carrier and cruiser escorts.

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The Solar's wings are too limited in my opinion, I would gladly sacrifice 2 wings, and take a tyrant which still leaves you with 3 wings, way more guns and a decent cost compared to a fully kitted out carrier and cruiser escorts.

He already has a Tyrant. He is asking what direction to go in to expand his ships beyond Vahalla.

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Thanks for the reply's

 

As quiet pointed out i already have a Tyrant, I also have the destroyers and frigate pack.

 

@Quiet.  I have shunt bombed the missionaries in behind the lines and it worked fantastic. I was thinking of doing the same with the Solar if i went that route. A Solar with the Missionaries seems very brutal, how do the Battlecruisers compare?

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Battlecruiser are also an excellent Shunt Bomb.  A close shunt puts them into optimal range for their beams and shorter ranged Torpedoes.  The the many weapons systems, you can savage a single Tier One or a squadron of Tier 2s when you arrive.

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So for the Battlecrusiers is it a good idea to run them in a squad or just 1 off?

Depends on how much your willing to spend, points wise.

I do prefer them in pairs to get the coherence effects from the twin torpedo launchers.

The Armsmen Frigates do not have torpedo upgrades, like the Marshall battle cruisers.

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