I tried this bonus ship type for the first time on a recent 9/9 game. Everything was going fine, until about 4 hours in, I unlocked T3 and T4 of the Chameleon, and started using them in battle.
See, when the AI had used them against me, they seemed very effective. As long as they weren't moving, it took forever to kill them. So I figured I'd try a defensive strategy with them, and as long as they weren't moving, I'd have a very tough, durable, and powerful unit.
That's until I started noticing that they were dying in droves. It took me a while to realize that the Flak Starships were killing even the MKIV Chameleons in 1 volley. I realized that because of this one guardian, these ships were practically useless for my purposes.
Has anyone else found a good use for the Chameleons?