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Stealth Raiding

PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2021 19:55
by Valles
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SUBMARINE! DDf    (AC) 4-(XOe)    12 TS
[5] S2×3 A2×2 H (Ie) Mgs (Ie) (Bse) (Ie) (Bse) (Ie) (Bse) (Ie) Yi (Ie) Qi (Ie) (CLKa) (Ie) [8/4]
Trg: 1    Def: 0    21 HTK


The choice of drones-as-main-battery is driven mainly by the projected operational model of lurking around mostly harmlessly until something finds you and needs its face punched in right away. In the absence of box launchers, a flush of drones seems suitable... And external beam weapons on the XO mounts are more than enough to settle things with CFN freighters.

Re: Stealth Raiding

PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan 2021 17:34
by Valles
Decided to take a try at a lower tech version of the same concept. LOD would be the only option in any game I've actually played, but Stealth Tuners open quicker than I'd remembered...

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Dieselboot-class DDf    (AC)    30 HS / 18 TS
[4] S1×3 A1×3 H Mg (Ib) (Bsa)×3 (Ib) (Bsa)×3 (Ib) (Bsa)×3 (Ib) (Bsa)×3 (Ib) Yb (Sta) (Ib) Qa (Ib) Qa [7/3]
Trg: 1    Def: 0    Cost: 636.4 / 95.5    SL 5
31 HTK    S×3 A×3    (60 MSP)   

Re: Stealth Raiding

PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2021 16:57
by Cralis
So you would use drone deployments to make attacks without being directly detected? That might work (to varying degrees depending upon the target), as you could deploy the drones outside of detection range and have their first orders to wait a period of time so your ship(s) could be long gone before the drones are detected...

Re: Stealth Raiding

PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2021 16:07
by PracticalM
I approve of crazy drone tactics.
Before Qv was on the list of prohibited systems I looked into the economics of using drones to deliver troops.

I've done some interesting tricks of dropping drones, moving forward to engage, and then activating them as I retreated back over them giving them drive field blind spot access.

Re: Stealth Raiding

PostPosted: Wed 03 Feb 2021 00:41
by Cralis
PracticalM wrote:I approve of crazy drone tactics.
Before Qv was on the list of prohibited systems I looked into the economics of using drones to deliver troops.


Something like that *might* be on the tech list in the far future...

I've done some interesting tricks of dropping drones, moving forward to engage, and then activating them as I retreated back over them giving them drive field blind spot access.


I've done something similar to that with buoys :)