Just started a game and I'm facing a Neinzul Youngster AI for the first time. Any advice on a mix of ships/turrets to counter their waves? They include (if you don't recall) all the Neinzul ship types in every wave and the waves are very large, so I'm having trouble figuring out how to deal with them efficiently. So far I've been relying mostly on gravity and long-range turrets, plus a bit of tractor, so they can attrition themselves down while I whittle away at the mob, but I'm still needing to use more of my fleet on defense than I'd like.
Over the long run, is there an effective way to counter all of the Neinzul, except slowing them down? That wouldn't be so bad, I guess; once I have a whipping boy I can whack in groups of lightning, tractor, and gravity turrets under forcefields and let them waste their fire on that while medium-range turrets get their numbers down. Plus Riot IIs, I guess. I do also have maws and sniper bonus ships, which seems like a pretty great pair to use with gravity.
One more question --- are maws effective under forcefields?