As CofM, did you do any fhost based fighter minesweeping?
According to Shardin,
His (bird) fighters were only sweeping 1 minefield even when multiples
were in range.
If that is the case with the CofM, then IMO,
CofM should have the setting in Fhost turned off and have the Hconfig
turned back on.
I am thinking this setting needs to be cut in half.
I was able to mass produce for minimal investments a staggering
amount of fuel and had no need to ever build a Refinery.
Once I figured this out, I (as lizard) and I suspect Borg would have
had similar effectiveness... I built a significant number of Eros to
work two jobs at once. This lizard happened to be living in the
land of sand and had to cool a whole bunch of deserts.
I was shuttling Eros fleets between planets to both cool them and
Due to the low mass of the Eros, (and I suspect B41?) I could build
them with T5 and T6 engines and overdrive them and still top tanks.
Cutting the production in half via fhost would force an increase in
the investment to at least Tech 7/8 and likely Twarps to make this
tactic reasonable but require an investment.
Once I got the cooling fuel shuttles setup, my fleets were able to
start moving quite easily. This also freed up a lot of mineral and
supply assets to weapon production as opposed to fuel refining.
Then I discovered Stargates...
While I had already built a couple of them.
One notably to the Crystal, I wasn't employing them well.
Stargates save staggering amounts of fuel and enable the fast
movement of hordes of empire building staples.
IMO, Starbase+ should not be run with Fhost.
I was able to build a gate, build a base, max a base quickly due
to the combination. Then repeat the process of base building
to planets surrounding the stargate easily supplied through gate.