PD sections on mainline ships

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Crazyshak48
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Re: PD sections on mainline ships

Post by Crazyshak48 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:54 pm

I've never actually tried this, but I've been curious. The Liir cruiser PD section has a whopping 20 light mounts (I usually play Liir), so I can foresee some serious pain if loaded with pulse phasers. Or possibly even UV beamers. That would be interesting. As it is, I usually just use the PD destroyers with deep scan sections as dedicated escorts and deep scan support at my planetary garrisons. I rarely use them as ships of the line, partially because most Liir ships are liberally coated with light mounts anyway. Gives you plenty of PD.

Still, an interesting concept though. Especially for a trade escort ship, since the AIs seem to like using destroyers (including my own old decommissioned destroyers! :evil: ) as commerce raiders.

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Re: PD sections on mainline ships

Post by Mecron » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:28 pm

Its a very zuul-like thing to do, but yes sometimes ones definition of "PD" has to include "killing lots of damn DE's that are everywhere!!" and a high tech armed PD section does very well at it...especially with something long ranged and accurate like the pulse phaser

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Re: PD sections on mainline ships

Post by patton1942 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:52 am

for a while I used a Battle Bridge, PD, Fusion cruiser design with the PD section full of emitters while fighting Zuul destroyer spam. They worked, alright.

I would loose a few each fight, but I just ripped into the zuul.
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