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Tim

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Light fleets

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 9:49 am

Are fleets consisting only of Battle-cruisers/Light-cruisers/Frigates Viable?

If so, any suggestions for 999/1250 point fleets ? :) (love the models for the exclusives and battle cruiser, less keen on the cruisers)
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Re: Light fleets

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 4:15 pm

Something like this?

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Light Convoy - 1250pts
UCM - 3 launch assets

SR10 Vanguard battlegroup (205pts)
1 x Johannesburg - 205pts - H
   + UCM Commodore (40pts, 3AV)

SR14 Line battlegroup (312pts)
2 x Osaka - 172pts - M
4 x Toulon - 140pts - L

SR14 Line battlegroup (304pts)
2 x New Cairo - 176pts - M
2 x New Orleans - 64pts - L
2 x New Orleans - 64pts - L

SR8 Pathfinder battlegroup (228pts)
4 x Toulon - 140pts - L
3 x Santiago - 66pts - L
1 x Santiago - 22pts - L

SR5 Pathfinder battlegroup (181pts)
3 x Taipei - 117pts - L
2 x New Orleans - 64pts - L
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Re: Light fleets

PostFri Sep 08, 2017 9:36 am

Red Pendrigh wrote:Something like this?

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Light Convoy - 1250pts
UCM - 3 launch assets

SR10 Vanguard battlegroup (205pts)
1 x Johannesburg - 205pts - H
   + UCM Commodore (40pts, 3AV)

SR14 Line battlegroup (312pts)
2 x Osaka - 172pts - M
4 x Toulon - 140pts - L

SR14 Line battlegroup (304pts)
2 x New Cairo - 176pts - M
2 x New Orleans - 64pts - L
2 x New Orleans - 64pts - L

SR8 Pathfinder battlegroup (228pts)
4 x Toulon - 140pts - L
3 x Santiago - 66pts - L
1 x Santiago - 22pts - L

SR5 Pathfinder battlegroup (181pts)
3 x Taipei - 117pts - L
2 x New Orleans - 64pts - L
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Ye, that's the idea...

Is this sort of thing viable then? Or does it suffer from a lack of resilience?
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Re: Light fleets

PostFri Sep 08, 2017 6:04 pm

Whilst individually you're trading resilience for speed collectively the LCs probably have the edge.
The real issue is value for points, in relative terms the LCs are have the lowest firepower per point in the fleet, so you need a strong plan for them to work.
The Osakas match well with the Toulons so if you're going frigate heavy this shouldn't be too much of an issue. The New Cairos on the other hand tend to need a frigate for active scanning to work at their best. There is a thread called 'Dropping the Lima Crutch' further down that expands on this.
I'd still tend towards a Berlin over the New Cairos myself but whether or not this can work is ultimately upto you and your plan.

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