Search results

  1. Richard Bong

    Liberator Attack Wing

    The Razer EX is carrying a pair of size 2 weapons instead of 4 size 1 weapons. The Razor EX also has a stealth skin, not just stealth components.
  2. Richard Bong

    Liberator Attack Wing

    Melted my Carrack for the Liberator as soon as it was released. I saw the specs and didn't think twice. :) Top two pads are XS (size 1 and 2 ships,), front pad is XXS (size one ships), two interior pads are Medium vehicle. The metrics difference between Medium Vehicle and XXS pad is supposed...
  3. Richard Bong

    Liberator Attack Wing

    If the goal is Eclipse escorts and scouts that are Size 0, then why the 85X over the Razor EX?
  4. Richard Bong

    Liberator Attack Wing

    The objective is to put Eclipses and escorts in the strking range. Currently 2 Eclipses can destroy an Idris, with little warning. Will that continue? That depends on how Torpedoes balance out. I, personally, would plan on 2 Liberators or a Kraken loaded with Sabres and Eclipses.
  5. Richard Bong

    Liberator Attack Wing

    The Eclipse is unlikely to fit on the forward pad. It is one of the largest ships that fit on an XS pad, and the front pad is XXS. While it might fit, it isn't something I would count on it or plan on until the Liberator is released.
  6. Richard Bong

    Which is a good couple of ships to start with.

    Cutlass Black side doors = the ultimate vacuflush head.
  7. Richard Bong

    Which is a good couple of ships to start with.

    Important safety tip. I should have quoted that in my response, because it is the most important factor. Fortunately, my better half plays. What did she want for Christmas? A HOTAS. :)
  8. Richard Bong

    Which is a good couple of ships to start with.

    What do you want to do in the verse? The Cutlass Black is in a weird place (and I don't mean because of the 3.14 flight changes). It isn't really a starter ship and it isn't really a profession ship. There are two kinds of starter ships. Those that you start the game with, and those that you...
  9. Richard Bong

    What should a starter ship flight test cover?

    Once you can load cargo boxes from the ground, the F7C should be able to do box missions. I, personally, wouldn't recommend a Cutlass Black. It is too much expensive starter, not enough profession ship. It doesn't really do anything well. I felt that way before it became a brick. I have a...
  10. Richard Bong

    What should a starter ship flight test cover?

    I like it. I personally prefer light or medium armor. They let you move faster, but I can see the point in heavy. The downside is none of the 300 series comes with a game package anymore.
  11. Richard Bong

    What should a starter ship flight test cover?

    The downside of rental is you can't modify them. The upside is they start stock. Progression with a ship is an interesting thing to show, but with most of the starters there isn't much point in upgrading them.
  12. Richard Bong

    What should a starter ship flight test cover?

    I have tried the Connie several times, but I really couldn't get into it. I get it, about the Nomad. :) The only ships that can actually, currently, do all the starter missions are the 100i and Avenger Titan. The one thing that you didn't have on your list, that you can do in most of the...
  13. Richard Bong

    What should a starter ship flight test cover?

    Unfortunately that doesn't age well. :)
  14. Richard Bong

    What should a starter ship flight test cover?

    Group 1 and group 2 all are available with game packages. The Arrow and Hornet are solo ships, that come with a game package and are relatively inexpensive. They, unlike the rest of Group 1, are specialized, fighters so also fit the definition of Group 3. Yes, their inclusion in both groups was...
  15. Richard Bong

    What should a starter ship flight test cover?

    And just for completeness, my "Starter ship" is a Hawk, and it is not my only ship. :)
  16. Richard Bong

    What should a starter ship flight test cover?

    Since I don't have just a starter ship, in fact I don't even have, except as a loaner, a group 1 or group 2 ship (see below) I am going to come at this from a slightly different perspective. There are three kinds of starter ships (strictly my opinion): The inexpensive (everything is relative)...
  17. Richard Bong

    Spartan Surprise

    The Spartan is 9. The 2 Ursas is 12 but if you run 3 man dismount teams, 10. 3 Cyclone TR or MT is 9. True enough about cargo capacity. A squad isn't generally used to transport cargo. A raid, to scout an LZ, a patrol, etc. If the mission is transport something, the Ursa is the only one...
  18. Richard Bong

    Spartan Surprise

    Personally, I prefer a Hoplite to a Spartan, for the same reason. For ground vehicles I have a Dragonfly, but see no use for ground vehicles in the current game.
  19. Richard Bong

    Spartan Surprise

    As a 97E (HUMINT Specialist) I spent lots of time with the MP's. They ran 9 man squads, 3 squads top a platoon, and with their Hummers, they were better armed than an infantry platoon on Bradleys. CIG said the MT was top heavy. I know that isn't a thing yet, but something to consider, which is...
  20. Richard Bong

    Spartan Surprise

    Two Ursas also can fire on the move, and bound. You are now also taking a 6 man squad as a 4 man dismount team and a two man vehicle team. The Spartan, as a former 11B (National Guard) and 97E (active duty), I find mostly useless. It is too big to be practical, the turret is operated by the...
Forgot your password?