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Re: A Land War In Asia (aka "This time, certainly!")
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2012, 05:28:09 PM »
Defense? Are you feeling ok?
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Re: A Land War In Asia (aka "This time, certainly!")
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2012, 07:26:05 PM »
I just ended up with both a lot of mobile units due to my early unlocks and the ARSs, and a long, drawn-out front line that couldn't yet be neutered because I can't afford a whipping boy at the moment - I need to scout further ahead, see where to expand. The WB would also be too close to either KADESH or the factory planet, so right now I just need to work my way through this operation and the next, before consolidating my centre and establishing a proper fast response infrastrucutre.

Also, I finished the Regenrator Golem.

Building Golems, I notice, is somewhat counter-intuitive to Blitzkrieging due to their rather total resource demands. I'm torn about whether to build up the Hive Golem I'll soon capture, or focus on the Factory and fleet ships instead. I think I'll just slap a few force fields and a fortress onto it and keep running with the tigers; the wasps can wait.

Edit: Idea! I might just grab some more planets and upgrade to mkIII harvesters; that will probably allow for both Blitzkrieg AND Golems simultaneously, with only a short delay!  :D

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Re: A Land War In Asia (aka "This time, certainly!")
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2012, 08:49:46 PM »
mkIII harvesters
For when you need ALL the money.
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Re: Operation Nile Flooded
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2012, 05:37:03 AM »
With the Golem built, the Backyard secured, and the economy back on its way up, I prepare the setlement of Arkmir and the taking of Raepoko. Zileare has already had its teeth pulled, but since the last assault on Arkmir, a vast number of defenders and threat ships have accumulated in the system. I open the Tiger cage to solve this little problem. Gathering them above the Wormhole to Arkmir, I wait for their numbers to approach a comfortable hundred before sending in the first Shock Wave. After the entrance wormhole has been cleared, the Starships, Spawners and the Golem follow. I witness its curious powers in the shape of a double stream of tigers - the newly-built from Babil and its own ressurections - swarming out to do unspeakable things to our foes. Unfortunately, the health cost to the Golem is also rather high, I resolve to retreat it until I truly have need of it.

The command station falls, a MCS is built, and the system is renamed to St. Helena, for the long duration it spent in irrelevance. At the same time, a CPA hits, and I notice that the fortress I completed long ago is suspiciously absent from the KADESHi defence array. An invisible pink fortress killer, great. As if Raid Starships weren't expensive enough. Over dozen hybrids join the fray, and I curse ever having thought of so much as the notion of "defence". What a sucker's game. I pour the entire economy into Tigers, load the fleet into transports, and get everything to KADESH in the greatest hurry ever. The shields looking like no more than shrivelled gcuddly hugs, we nonetheless succeed in beating back the hybrids.

Edit: I still build a new fortress, but this time I put it RIGHT BLOODY NEXT to the other defensive structures to give to cover against bombers.

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Re: Operation Nile Flooded
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2012, 09:27:22 AM »
Unfortunately, the health cost to the Golem is also rather high, I resolve to retreat it until I truly have need of it.
I've been meaning to say: younglings + regenerator golem = ... eh, not particularly efficient :)  Enclave starship + Cloaker Starship + Engies + Loop-build is probably much more efficient, though obviously that's best kept to the lower marks.

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An invisible pink fortress killer, great.
Wow, you live in a dangerous galaxy.

Maybe it actually made the fortress pink, thus invoking the Somebody Else's Problem effect.
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