« on: January 17, 2011, 06:23:14 PM »
I'm up against a Shield Ninny and a Fortress Baron in my current game, and a lot of the planets I'm up against are fairly well defended. But there's one in particular near my home base with an ARS on it, and I'm having difficulty getting any traction.
Basically what the AI had at first was 2 ion cannons (mark I and IV), a shield booster, an AI eye, lots of guard posts, a special forces post, and a craptonne of guardians.
So far I've taken out the ion cannons with raid starships, and I used mercenary etherjet fighters to tractor out most of the fleet ships and kill them. Unfortunately, there's a fair number of artillery, laser, flak, and other guardians near the wormhole. They're all boosted with 3 times armor, and I can't just roll them over with a ball because of the AI eye. I've tried bombers, fighters, and impulse reaction emmitters (in numbers under 150 to avoid triggering the eye) as well as raid and bomber starships. An entire cap of bombers can't take out a single flak guardian before dying.
I'm considering a high level lightning nuke or some other thing, but was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions. (my starting bonus ship was shredders, but they get instaraped by the guardians).