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armed SS for WP defense?

Postby rincewind on Wed 24 Oct 2012 16:58

This is just a what if idea. Evreybody know that WP defense BS and AF are probabley the cornerstones of their strategies. the advantage are olbvious, what with lower maintenance to extra HS because of no engines. Evreybody uses them. But my question is, why not and SS? It can have six millitary modules, each of can be the size of an AF. It can rotate modules so you can turn undamaged modules to face the enemy while the others regenerate shields. Also, instead of taking damage on a modules shield, you can just lose the same amount on 3 other modules, mainly, the ones facing away from the WP. So my question is, does anybody else think this could be a good WP defense strategy?
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby krenshala on Wed 24 Oct 2012 17:55

Space stations require a planet, IIRC. While you could build them in deep space, I believe they would then orbit the star instead of staying with the WP as a DF equipped unit can do.
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby rincewind on Wed 24 Oct 2012 18:11

Crud
Darn it, it seems like it is impossible to find a good use for armed SS!
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby krenshala on Wed 24 Oct 2012 19:30

well, if its close in to the star, you could make a number of SS. they would slowly take turns guarding the WP as they orbited past. In theory, if you had enough (for the orbital distance) you would always have either one or two stations in range of anything that came through. ;)

this would be prohibitively expensive for any empire outside the inner system, however. ;)
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby AlexeiTimoshenko on Wed 24 Oct 2012 19:34

SS are horribly vulnerable to missiles and tractors due to the lack of a DF.
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby krenshala on Thu 25 Oct 2012 19:58

Thats their drawback to compensate for the additional possible space and improved range (due to no DF).
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby AlexeiTimoshenko on Thu 25 Oct 2012 20:22

Properly designed military SS make excellent planetary defenses. They can mount far more weapons than lower EL bases and the targeting capacity to fire them at multiple targets effectively.
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby krenshala on Thu 25 Oct 2012 20:26

Literally the sledge hammer in an egg shell. :D
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby AlexeiTimoshenko on Thu 25 Oct 2012 20:47

krenshala wrote:Literally the sledge hammer in an egg shell.


I prefer calling it a tissue paper fly swatter.
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Re: armed SS for WP defense?

Postby rincewind on Sat 27 Oct 2012 09:06

Missile problem can be solved with a lot of S.
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