GoldenShadow Posted July 30, 2004 Share Posted July 30, 2004 I am playing as the Alliance in an headquarts only game, large galaxy, medium difficulty. Here I am on the System Kamparas, my stronghold in that sector. All of my characters on the planet using it as a base for covert missions. A sizeable fleet I assembled hasilty orbited the system. The fleet consisted of 2 nebulan B frigates, 3 corvettes, 2 escort carriers and 16 xwings. The Imperials had just assaulted a system nearby in the same sector, so I sent my fleet to wipe out the garrison, the planet's loyalty was 100% red. My fleet arrived to find 4 victory star destroyers, 4 carrack light cruisers and 3 galleons equipped with 6 TIE fighter squadrons and 2 TIE interceptor squadrons. To complicate matters, one of the corvettes had Luke, han, chewie, and more characters ready for covert missions. I couldn't afford to withdraw because I needed the system the empire had just 'stole' from me. I entered tactical and the game was on. At first I ignored the victory star destroyers and used my corvettes to nail as many fighters as possible and held my xwings back. the nebulan b frigates aimed for the carrack light cruisers. The TIEs had flown right by my corvettes and were heading straight for the xwings, but I tried to keep them out of the carracks' range as long as possible.16 xwings and 3 corvettes, those 8 TIES dropped quickly, but I suffered about 25% damage to my fighters and the corvette carrying luke and friends was under heavy attack by the victory star destroyers. Its hull was 50% damaged and I ordered it to fall back. 2 victory SDs chased it and the other 2 stayed in the main engagement. My frigates and corvettes and escort carriers now focused on each carrack one by one. I was losing capital ships fast to the star destroyers. Once the TIES were dead, my Xwings came back and help disable another carrack. I think the tally by now was 1 frigate at 100%1 frigate at 50% shields and falling.2 corvettes at 100% and 2 Escort carriers at 100%1 corvette at 20% hull and barely running away from the victory's chasing it.About 8-10 xwings left Imperial:4 victory all 100%2 carrack disabled, 1 destroyed, 1 I 100%0 TIEs At this point I gave up trying to finish off the last carrack because my frigate was dieing fast. I made everything I had aim at one of the victorys. It quickly lost shields and exploded. I also lost a frigate. but luckily, my other frigate was way off to the side, so the remaining victory in the middle engagement was shooting at a corvette. my xwings kept pounding its shields until they failed and torpedoed it until it's guns were disabled then moved onto the remaining 2 victorys. by then, I had lost both corvettes still in battle(the one off to the side was safe, yet disabled) I think by then the AI realized my xwings were the biggest threat. they targeted their turbolasers on the xwings, ignoring the remaining frigate. I used to opertunity to beat down the third victory. My xwing squad was down to about 3 left and the imperials started to withdraw. My nebulan B frigates tractor beam held the damaged victory in place while the other one escaped. One carrack which I disabled still had engines so it escaped too. The end results were 3 victory star destroyers destroyed. 2 carrack cruisers destroyed and all TIES dead. I lost 1 nebulan B frigate, and 2 corvettes and all my xwings.The last frigate was the only ship I had which was still at 100% at the end of the battle. I think the reason for my victory was the tactics used, not overwhelming firepower. Removing the threat to my fighters and then using the fighters as my main weapon against the victory star destroyers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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