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Re: SotS SG19

Post by ivra » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:04 am

Ouch! I hope you get your computer sorted out. A computer should be just like a hammer; it should just work!!!
A lot of these road signs go missing every year as the tourists collect their trophies. It makes me wonder if this road sign is indeed the most wanted souvenir of Norway...

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:20 pm

I'm afraid I'll have to completely reinstall Windows... though I'll probably just switch to Linux at this point.
If that keeps happening, I guess I'll have to finish this set of turns on my tablet (like I did for the first set).

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by marshb » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:08 pm

This will run on a tablet environment?! Who knew!
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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:21 pm

I have a Surface Pro 3 running a full-fledged Windows 10. There's a whole class by now of (more or less) laptops with removable keyboards and touchscreens, that can (more or less) be used as tablets.
Though I guess that I should have said "laptop", since, even though a touchscreen interface works surprisingly well with SotS1's map and tech tree rotating, you cannot beat keyboard+mouse for precision.

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:32 pm

turn 113 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9WMqcI5lmw
Zuul boring a nodeline from Slyggia to Cassandra (sending ships to take the bore out) and from Zoon to Ilona.
sent biomes to Altair, recolonizing
prepared New Dawn to face the Zuul at Majipoor... very closely!

i/t 113/114 :
https://youtu.be/myOhWTuKc1M
Well, after another BSOD, I finally managed to finish this set of combats!
Sadly, this time the combat at Majipoor went very poorly, like the last time I killed all but 1 CR out of the 20, but this time I also lost the gate, 6 CR and 6 DE... (The sight of Zuul sporting Phasers is weird... but they weren't that effective.)
I autoresolved at Cassandra... and was defeated : looks like that it takes more than 6 DE to kill a Rending Bore in autoresolve!
At Slyggia the combat went well : no losses for 9 CR killed. (The Zuul indeed have Armor Piercing Mass Drivers.)

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by ZedF » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:58 pm

Heads up that I am going to be out of town until next week and will need a skip. Paul can continue after BlueTemplar's turns are done.
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Who Let The Bugs Out -- Hiver vs. Tarka and Zuul
Tarka Ascendant -- Tarka vs. Hiver and Zuul

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:53 pm

turn 114 :
https://youtu.be/zzPQnjO-B9c

Terraforming complete at Aditi. Overharvesting as it lacks Infra.
Terraforming Altair (and dropping 6 Biomes on it). Overharvesting.
Repairing
Deploying CR gate at Majipoor.
As 2 of the defense fleets are stuck on Majipoor, and I don't want to risk leaving Altair by the 3rd, I'm sending the Reserves (and newly-built Biomes) to fight against the 3 CR Bore fleet on Ilona.
Starting Mining Shandor.
BUilding ships to replace losses at Majipoor.


i/t 114/115 :
https://youtu.be/QKPsW2PaLYs

Ilona : 3CR borefleet : Rend bore incapacitated without issues.

Baltar : gate, doved, lost all

Majipoor : finishing CnC, autoed

Zenla : Blue Command arrived against 27 CR (3CnC)
That was a quite outdated fleet, I still manage to kill 5 CR, but lost all 5CR and 25 DE.

Slyggia : continues, 26CR (2CnC left) : lost 1 CR, killed 8. With Lancers and Armor Piercing, Zuul are starting to show some teeth!

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:22 am

turn 115 :
https://youtu.be/n_pey6g532A
Locusts emptied Talos, are going towards Uxor.
Scuttling the remaining CR on Zenla.
Infrastructure completed (by Biomes) on Altair.
Moving New Hope and Reserves back to the HW.
Aditi completes next turn, moving 3*22=66 CH to Bob (65CH).
Next planet in line, Sera (size 4, 215 CH), has been mined by the Zuul : only 364 resources left, but we'll be able to drop in resources with our own mining ships, moving biomes there.
Making more Biomes.

i/t 115/116
https://youtu.be/ByeuIsM6T3w
Slyggia : 22 CR (2 CnC), 8 DE, killed 9 CR, lost 2 DE.

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by ivra » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:28 am

BlueTemplar wrote:Next planet in line, Sera (size 4, 215 CH), has been mined by the Zuul : only 364 resources left, but we'll be able to drop in resources with our own mining ships, moving biomes there.

Is that really the best canditate? I think you should focus more on size and resources than on CH in this game. What about Soror, a former Zuul HW. It is a size 10 planet with 5400 resources. The drawback is of course that it has CH = 720. Another even better high CH candidate is Hesperus. It is also a size 10 planet; this one with 5800 resources. The beauty of it is that it had 56 Infrastructure in turn 110. It shouldn't have dropped too far by now.
A lot of these road signs go missing every year as the tourists collect their trophies. It makes me wonder if this road sign is indeed the most wanted souvenir of Norway...

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:59 pm

It's for using the Infrastructure artifact. It's not really needed on high CH, high Infra planets we take from the Zuul.

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by ivra » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:13 pm

BlueTemplar wrote:It's for using the Infrastructure artifact. It's not really needed on high CH, high Infra planets we take from the Zuul.

OK, I see. We need a balance to be able to use them both.

What do you mean by 3x22? Is it 3 biomes contributing 22 infra each or is it 22 colonizers contributing 3 infra each?
A lot of these road signs go missing every year as the tourists collect their trophies. It makes me wonder if this road sign is indeed the most wanted souvenir of Norway...

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by ZedF » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:34 pm

CH not infra. 3x22 is 3 Biomes worth of CH. Our infra colDDs are 2 infra each but funnily enough cost 22k each. :)
Zed's TARs (sample):
Fractious Allies -- Hiver vs. Hiver, with allies
Who Let The Bugs Out -- Hiver vs. Tarka and Zuul
Tarka Ascendant -- Tarka vs. Hiver and Zuul

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:14 am

Ok, I reinstalled Windows, here's hoping I won't have issues again...

turn 116 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8278I-amf0
Incoming Zuul fleets!
118 : 5CR @ Vilani
117 : 7CR @ Vela
118 : 8 ships @ Mintarr
Aditi completed, colonizing Bob.
Next Terraforming colony in line is Ilmatar, with still 62 Infra left.
I'm going to colonize it with 10 Biomes later (40 Infra, 220 CH).
Stopping Canary, moving to Zyrokin.
Moving New Dawn from Majipoor to Vela.
I'm going to send away a combat fleet next turn, to arrive at t128, building it.
Reserves at over 5M credits, setting research to 50%.

i/t 116/117 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VH_LpnXwOw
Volans : Sly Flourish with no CR CnC had no chance against a Zuul CR CnC fleet. I try to distract the Zuul and land some assault shuttles, but they're killed by planetary missiles. I'll retreat what's left of the fleet.

Slyggia : 1 CR lost for 9 killed, but I won't be able to hold here for much longer, I'm afraid. I'll try deploying the gate.

Vela : 7 CR killed with no losses, they didn't have a CnC. I let the tanker that the Zuul started with get away so that I was only facing 1CR. Destroyed the turret of the Rend Bore before it could fire.

turn 117 :
https://youtu.be/2jp8vYJC0KY
I'm going to attack Deneb on the right, trough Serenity. Gathering fleet.
Canary refining on Zyrokin.
Altair completes in 2 turns, setting overharvest to enough to do half of the remaining terraforming.
Mining ships emptied Shandor, will drop off Resources at HW, for lack of better targets at this point.
Designed and building Police ships.
New Dawn moved to Mintarr to defend against incoming 8 ships.
New Hope moving to Vilani to defend against incoming 5 CR.

i/t 117/118 :
https://youtu.be/mJtIJjj29wk
Vilani : I lost 3 CR and 4DE, most of them to a Node cannon blast. Killed them all.

Mintarr : I lost 4 CR and 2 DE, most of them to a Node cannon blast. Killed them all.
I really should have been more careful with those Node Cannons, they have quite a range!

Slyggia : Charge! Lost 2CR and 10DE, and killed 10 CR (2 Bores) and 10 DE. At the end the Zuul didn't have any more CR CnC. The gate has been successfully deployed!

turn 118 :
Neutronium Rounds have completed! I'm going to research Small Scale Fusion Drives next, hoping for Ionic Thrusters, so that we can navigate those damn Nanite Clouds easier (and also to get the hell out of Node Cannon coverage)!
Zuul have Fusion Mines.

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:53 pm

https://youtu.be/WLTURkN1IVI
Moving New Dawn and New Hope to Slyggia.
Zyrokin safe for mining, moving Canary to Andor.

Created A.75-11 Steel Rain composed of :
- 2 CR CnC (& 1 DE cnc for backup)
- 2 CR Gate (& 1 DE gate for backup)
- 1 Refinery
- 2 Repair & Salvage
- 3 ScanJam
- 15 DE Armors (to complete to 20 DE's, now that I think of it, I should have thrown some shuttles in the mix)
- 8 CR Armors (to complete to 15 CR)
Sending it away against Deneb.

Building ships to complete reserves.
Dumping ore on HW.
Altair completes next turn, colonizing Ilmatar. Next in line : Hesperus, 40 Infra, size 10, 719 CH.
Bob lacking Infra, turning up Overharvesting to double it.
Building Biomes.

i/t 118/119 :
https://youtu.be/xVT-pwr9mXM
Slyggia : lost 3 DE, killed 178M Zuul, 30 Infra, 5 Sats, 14 CR. They still didn't have a CnC, would have been easy if not the constant bombardment by Nanite Missiles...
Octans : Von Neumann, killed them.

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Re: SotS SG19

Post by BlueTemplar » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:12 pm

turn 119 :
https://youtu.be/KBjwPw1V0X4
2 Incoming Zuul fleets next turn : 16 & 4 ships.
Altair Completed.
Setting research to 100%, to get the most of the VN bonus.
BoB : setting Overharvest to the half of remaining Infra.
Ilmatar colonized. Dropping remaining Biomes. Will still need 1 DE Industry Col to complete Infra (which had time to degrade a bit). Building.
Moving Mining fleet to Fornax.
Canary refining Andor.
Sent New Day to defend Badoon (vs 16 ships).
Sent Honorable Warriors to defend Kithrup (vs 4 ships).

i/t 119/120 :
https://youtu.be/uN6JPxqHzCU
Badoon : lost 2 CR & 3 DE (and not the gate!), killed all 16CR except 1 CnC.
Zuul have Cloak, Bursters, and Polarized Plasmatics.

Slyggia : damn Nanite missiles prevented me from operating properly again, lost 4 DE & 1 CR, killed 4 Sats, 43M Zuul & 7 CR.

Kithrup
: lost only 1 CR and 1DE to the Node Cannon, killed all enemies.

turn 120 :
Small Scale Fusion Drives completed.
I repaired the fleets and cleaned up the fleets a bit.
There's incoming Zuul at Slyggia.
Locusts are arriving next turn at Uxor, the Zuul have gathered 21 CR there, I doubt that will be enough...
We now have 20 colonies and 3.6M free income per turn, with 8.8M in the bank. I was thinking to research Mega-Freighters before spending most of it...
Bob completes next turn, you might want to start out a new colony.
Started mining Fornax.

Good luck with these Zuul, and have fun!

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