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I have 2 Zeniths from when FA first came out, and I just picked up an order of a bunch of the new stuff since I quit paying attention to FA (Grabbed the MKIIs, a Titan, and another CAH). Not only does the Ares look substantially nicer than the old Zenith, but it seems to be pretty much flat out better. Now, back in v1 I didn't really use carriers often and it didn't really hurt me. Did v2 change it enough I should worry about bringing a carrier, and is there much reason to use the Zenith or Ares all the way?

On a completely different subject, how hard is the Titan to put together? The "wings" on mine don't fit the the notches on the back of the ship at all -- its going to take some substantial carving to get it to fit. Is this normal, or is something wrong?

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My titan slotted together really neatly. Sometimes the resin get deformed when being removed from the mould. Most of the issues with resins I've bought from Spartan have been solved by fiddling with them after putting them in water fresh from the kettle. The one bit of resin that I got which was a real dog was my razorthorn, though after extensive filing it looks okay on a table.

If you can't build the model I'd look into replacement parts. I've never thought any of my stuff has been bad enough to warrant it, but I think Spartan are pretty efficient.

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Spartan has pretty much made the Zeniths straight up useless in the face of the Ares.

My suggestion, give the Zenith the Quick Launch MAR to make it a comparable option, or maybe even make up a new MAR that allows you reform a flight on it like you could in V1 before it got ruled out.

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Both my titans had to have the engine slots extensively filed down for the engines to fit. And still have slight surface grain going on two of the 3 sides of it, but as even the replacement hull I got from spartan has it I just assume it's mould issue and won't be fixed till they make new mould.

Anyway, Zeniths are best used as proxy for Ares, there's nothing short of complete rewrite that will make them even slightly as good as 12 fighter wings with deck crew MAR (for 10pts more).

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Or you could de-price them about 30-40% and use them as light carriers or escort carriers. If cheapend only a bit it would be a nice idea to field them in squadrons of two, even reduce their shields to 2.

I still don't get it why Terran carriers would be armed with such powerful RB2 weapons. It's completely against any carrier-doctrine. The Ares class is a good ship, but with Artemis DD-type RB3 weapons it would gain much more combat survivability. Now, Terrans pay a shitload of points for 12 wings but the carriers themselves suck as combat vessels. They need to fly into the heat to do a minimum of damage. This means they also endanger their wings when they launch or land. As I said, stupid design for any carrier doctrine.

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Last night I spent some time (around 30 minutes) carving down the excess resin on the Titan and it went together pretty well after the carving session.

As I was figuring, it appears that the Areas completely replaces the Zenith. Even then, I'm not even sure you want to take an Ares as both the BB options seem like better values for the points. I guess if you want wings, play Aquans?

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The Aquan racial 'cookie' in V2 is that they're a fighter heavy fleet. It's part of what makes them unique. Other races can do carrier fleets it's just that you're inherently taking the penalty of having to take an otherwise weak ship to bring them to the table.

With Aquans your carrier gets to also be a Medusa or Manta ;-).

Still you *can* make fun and effective carrier fleets - take a look at some of the RSN fleets posted in that section. At that point, fleet construction-wise, just consider the full carrier + wings to take the place of your battleship or DN's role.

Zak

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