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#21 Ravager

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:48 AM

I haven't tried the Nausicaa yet, as I just started playing, but I find myself a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it looks very nice, and I will probably get one once I build up my fleet a little more.

My issue with the Nausicaa is this: it seems to be better in every way to the Conqueror. If you can afford the points, there isn't a reason you shouldn't take it, at least none I can see. I wish it weren't just an improvement, but rather played differently from the Conqueror so that you could use different tactics. I guess that is what creating your own ship is for.

Is the Nausicaa simply the Conqueror +1, or is there something that I am missing?

It is better, slightly, but you pay for that improvement. 10 points may not seem like much, until you realize that's 2/3 of a Buckler, arguably the best Escort class ship in the game (because it has guns). Or even a pair of loose wings (2 Interceptors, to provide +6 PD). So basically you're sacrificing some flexibility in support options in order to have a slightly more powerful battleship.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:48 AM

No its pretty much an improved version.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:08 AM

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

I haven't tried the Nausicaa yet, as I just started playing, but I find myself a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it looks very nice, and I will probably get one once I build up my fleet a little more.

My issue with the Nausicaa is this: it seems to be better in every way to the Conqueror. If you can afford the points, there isn't a reason you shouldn't take it, at least none I can see. I wish it weren't just an improvement, but rather played differently from the Conqueror so that you could use different tactics. I guess that is what creating your own ship is for.

Is the Nausicaa simply the Conqueror +1, or is there something that I am missing?


All of the Mk2 ships are *Mk1 version* +1 type things. They're typically a little more expensive points-wise (only exception I'm aware of is the Aquan Mk2 Frigate, which is the same points cost as the Mk1), and they're always a bit better stats-wise. They're an upgrade, really - intended to fill the same role as their Mk1 predecessor, but to do it better.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:46 PM

All of the Mk2 ships are *Mk1 version* +1 type things. They're typically a little more expensive points-wise (only exception I'm aware of is the Aquan Mk2 Frigate, which is the same points cost as the Mk1), and they're always a bit better stats-wise. They're an upgrade, really - intended to fill the same role as their Mk1 predecessor, but to do it better.


What I also use the MKII ships for is to fill in point gaps in my lists. Say I am 10 points shy of the full list why not add in that MKII. This is especially true now that Local Wings are officially gone.At least we have a way to fill in those points still.
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