Such a good all rounder. Decided to do a mission before I went to bed. Only one available was a patrol mission for over 1000uec. Hmm. Could do with a sabre for this one but .. i melted it...so what the heck I'll take big bertha out. Headed out on patrol ran into a couple of gladius/buccaneer/cutlass, ended up at the last patrol site to be greeted by 3 cutless and 3 gladius at the same time. Oh well what the hell you only live once right!! Put 10% extra power to shields and went for it. The standard loadout on the freelancer is hard to use nowadays as the enemy ships are all over the bloody place and they've nerfed the range on those cannons so had to get up close and personal but stayed patient and concentrated and took my shots where I could get them. Cleared out the small ships first then took on the cutlii. Few times my shields got low but managed to do a bit of shield management (front or rear & fly backwards etc). The sense of satisfaction when I blew my final cutlass up was great!! Freelancer had a few scratches but nothing serious. I'll take her to the paint shop next month treat her. Decide to do a bit of sight seeing on the way home. Beautiful.