finally someone is getting my point. Thank you very much.Enemy#1 wrote:SSD has problems with FHOST, as it can be targeted before arrival with attacks, a damaged SSD can't do Imperial Clan drops. Even if you take out the FPx command, FAx and TAx commands are in place and you can focus it on the SSD, only way to protect the SSD from FA or TA attacks is with a Gorbie,(Ray should be less than 5lyrs) so you send in a Gorbie with SSD, planet is set to NUK or ATT, all the other ships run, planet fights the Gorbie, and the SSD never gets to drop its clans, and EE doesn't get to capture a forward SB intact. Now if somebody like the Pirates(or other Cloaker) gets a SSD, and try the fueless ship trick, no go as FHOST commands allow you to attack FUELESS ships, so once again the SSD gets damaged and can not do the Imperial Assault. So augmenting the SSD with Gorbie coverage doesn't do you much good, as the Planet will just fight the Gorbie, as it will be set to NUK, NUK allows you to attack ships without FUEL, the fear of a SSD is really limited as all you have to do is cause 1 damage to it, and its a useless for the Imperial Assualt, and with TA and FA commands, putting a hurt on a SSD from a distance is easy to do. NUK FC is the perfect defence against the Gorbie with SSD, with or without Fuel the Gorbie is going to fight, so a person can make sure that the SSD never captures Foward SB's.
But I agree that increasing the range of DS is not a bad thought.
Btw, some days ago someone mentioned playing with nemesis and jupiter during the old bbs days. As of now (and about for the last five years) Gryphon + Nemesis + something = Jupiter.