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There's a subject I really would like to get some insights from you all crazy big stuff bulders (I count myself in the lot) regarding the efficiency of fighters against big ships in a space batlle:
When you think of it, fighters should not stand a chance (and this is not what we see in star wars).
-First, the range of the weapons and the power of it should favor cruisers: they should all be destroyed before they can even shoot.
-Second, the shields should prevent any kind of dammage from such ridiculously small vessels (this is what we see most of the time in star trek).
-And last but not least, the increased maneuvrability is useless with aiming computers: when you shoot, you hit. I don't see how it's possible to miss with beams travelling at light speed.
I agree is easier, faster and less expensive to build LEGO fighters but be warned you all with your puny little fighters: come near my ships and you will die !

What do you think about that ?
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| August 6, 2010, 4:39 am
Quoting steve emmenegger
There's a subject I really would like to get some insights from you all crazy big stuff bulders (I count myself in the lot) regarding the efficiency of fighters against big ships in a space batlle:
When you think of it, fighters should not stand a chance (and this is not what we see in star wars).
-First, the range of the weapons and the power of it should favor cruisers: they should all be destroyed before they can even shoot.
-Second, the shields should prevent any kind of dammage from such ridiculously small vessels (this is what we see most of the time in star trek).
-And last but not least, the increased maneuvrability is useless with aiming computers: when you shoot, you hit. I don't see how it's possible to miss with beams travelling at light speed.
I agree is easier, faster and less expensive to build LEGO fighters but be warned you all with your puny little fighters: come near my ships and you will die !

What do you think about that ?

I absoluty totaly completely agree with that !!! Fighters win ONLY on the movies.... In the real life.... no chance !!!
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| August 25, 2010, 11:48 am
Quoting steve emmenegger
There's a subject I really would like to get some insights from you all crazy big stuff bulders (I count myself in the lot) regarding the efficiency of fighters against big ships in a space batlle:
When you think of it, fighters should not stand a chance (and this is not what we see in star wars).
-First, the range of the weapons and the power of it should favor cruisers: they should all be destroyed before they can even shoot.
-Second, the shields should prevent any kind of dammage from such ridiculously small vessels (this is what we see most of the time in star trek).
-And last but not least, the increased maneuvrability is useless with aiming computers: when you shoot, you hit. I don't see how it's possible to miss with beams travelling at light speed.
I agree is easier, faster and less expensive to build LEGO fighters but be warned you all with your puny little fighters: come near my ships and you will die !

What do you think about that ?



I like to use the WW2 template when doing sci-fi. Sure Battleships rules the seas, but the Yamato was sunk not by another battleship, nor submarine nor outnumbering fleet, but by a constant barrage of bombs from petro engined fighter planes based on a near by carrier. A perfect fleet will have battleships submarines destroyers and most importantly carriers that luanch fighters...

Ofcourse, it's all personal taste when you talk about the future...
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| December 18, 2010, 4:19 am
Quoting Parrington Levens


I like to use the WW2 template when doing sci-fi. Sure Battleships rules the seas, but the Yamato was sunk not by another battleship, nor submarine nor outnumbering fleet, but by a constant barrage of bombs from petro engined fighter planes based on a near by carrier. A perfect fleet will have battleships submarines destroyers and most importantly carriers that luanch fighters...

Ofcourse, it's all personal taste when you talk about the future...

Mmmmmm.... you could try to make a constant barrage of what you want against my "no mercy"... but it will be just a try... a fly fart... even if you come with carriers or what you want..... you will cry !!!! GNIAARK GNIARK GNIARK !!!!
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| December 18, 2010, 9:51 am
Quoting christophe corthay
Mmmmmm.... you could try to make a constant barrage of what you want against my "no mercy"... but it will be just a try... a fly fart... even if you come with carriers or what you want..... you will cry !!!! GNIAARK GNIARK GNIARK !!!!


hehe, very well, I'm gonna send my Death Bridge AKA Doom Bridge out to engage, get ready for mayhem! lol... It's is going to rip you...
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| December 18, 2010, 9:54 am
Quoting Parrington Levens

hehe, very well, I'm gonna send my Death Bridge AKA Doom Bridge out to engage, get ready for mayhem! lol... It's is going to rip you...

Who is talking ???.... I don't hear nothing... Your what ??... AKA ???..... huk huk huk huk my tiny fighters will kike your a.. off.....
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| December 18, 2010, 10:04 am
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Parrington, I was thinking the same thing as you, but your mentioning of the dropping of bombs changed my mind. Yes, airplanes dropping bombs changed everything back then, but in space, there is no high ground. If we had beam weapons now on navy ships, airplanes and even missiles would be obsolete. If you can hit anything within the line of sight, the thing with the ability to project more energy will win. A craft like a fighter wouldn't stand a chance against a battleship sized craft in open space.
Now, if you have a bunch of fighters popping up from behind a suitable moon, firing and hiding, they might win after a while.
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| December 18, 2010, 11:23 am
Quoting Parrington Levens


I like to use the WW2 template when doing sci-fi. Sure Battleships rules the seas, but the Yamato was sunk not by another battleship, nor submarine nor outnumbering fleet, but by a constant barrage of bombs from petro engined fighter planes based on a near by carrier. A perfect fleet will have battleships submarines destroyers and most importantly carriers that luanch fighters...

Ofcourse, it's all personal taste when you talk about the future...


I think this is the model behind the BSG slug fests. The Galactica's batteries establishing a perimeter and the Vipers keeping the Raiders from going around the flack. But that's when they're in a defensive posture, which is most of the time. When the Battlestars are going on the offensive, they just get in close and start pounding away. However, the capital ships, although both are 'carriers', they are quite different in terms of armor and weapons. Really, the best answer is to have everything at your disposal to bust'em up!
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| December 18, 2010, 12:50 pm
Nuke the sight from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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| March 4, 2013, 6:25 pm
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