I'm playing a game with 10/10 Entrenched Homeworlder/Support Corps on a 10 planet map, and my strategy for taking planets has been first to clear out the wormhole with a lightning warhead or two, and then send in the fleet. However, recently, I've had a core world on alert for a little over an hour, and there are about 1600 ships there. I have a botnet, hive, regen and artillery golem, so if I can clear out the wormhole, I could theoretically take out the planet. (including hive wasps, I outnumber the AI).
The problem, though, is that half of all the ships on the planet are Missile Frigates! About 800 of them, double the amount of the next most common ship, bombers (400). Did the AI wise up to my warhead strategy, or is this just an unhappy coincidence?