Just a note on PDScan_APMD .99-01: This PD Cruiser was designed to accompany our old DN fleets. They really need more PD and lack any form of deep scan. I will design a new Impactor cruiser that I will include in our new AM DN fleets. They do not need deep scan and they have enough PD. So adding a few Impactor CRs that can remain behind the front and deal some damage is better, I think.
For research I selected Plasma Focusing to see if we can speed up terraforming even more.
Fourth Coming is defending Star Haven against 4 DNs, 19 CRs, and 12 sats: I decided to set up a CR gate to force the Zuul to attack that instead of my ships. If it is destroyed I can just set up a new one. After 6 attempts to win this battle and 1 AR (with even more disastrous result) I had to give it up. So instead the fleet was sent towards Altair where it will arrive in two turns. 2 Impactor DNs were just too much...
Second Law is attacking Ixion, defended by 3 DNs, 39 CRs, 2 DEs, and 20 sats: Lost 1 DN and 1 DE to take out the only DN CNC, 7 CRs, and 1 sat. Setting up a gate to continue the attack. It should go well if no more DN CNC ships arrive.
Blue Command is defending Uxor from 1 rip bore and 1 CR - AR: Success, no losses.
Plasma Focusing done, starting Atmospheric Processors. I am going to add a couple of Impactor DNs to our AM DN fleets. The failed fights at Star Haven scared me...
Second Law is attacking Ixion, now defended by 2 DNs, 31 CRs, 3 DEs, and 19 sats: Lost 1 DE and took out the colony, 4 CRs, and 10 sats. The battle was very easy since none of the 31 CRs were CNC ships.
Atmospheric Processors done, starting Combat Algorithms. Making preparations to colonize Slyggia, a size 6 world with 5800 resources; the best (considering size and resources) world I could find.
Second Law is still attacking Ixion, now defended by 2 DNs, 27 CRs, 5 DEs, and 9 sats: Lost 1 DE and took out 10 CRs, 4 DEs, and 7 sats. The two DNs did not show up this time either.
Starting to build the third AM DN fleet.
Second Law is still attacking Ixion, now defended by 2 DNs, 17 CRs, 1 DE, and 2 sats: Lost 1 DN CNC and took out 1 DN, 10 CRs, and 1 sat.
Slyggia colonized. Combat Algorithms at 108%.
First Batch is attacking Tasia, defended by 1 DN, 2 CRs, 4 DEs, and 29 sats: No losses, took out 2 CRs and 16 sats.
Fifth Wheel is attacking W'kanda, defended by 6 DN, 16 CRs, 8 DEs, and 30 stats: A disaster; fighting 2 DN Impactors is not easy... Took out 4 DNs, 9 CRs, and 6 DEs. Since all my CNC ships are gone the remainder of the fleet will retreat to Slyggia.
Second Law is still attacking Ixion, now defended by 1 DN, 7 CRs, 1 DE, and 1 sat: Finished, no losses.
Third Wave is attacking Wundagore, defended by 3 DNs, 7 CRs, 1 DE, and 10 sats: An almost disaster; not made better by an arriving rending bore that sent one of my DNs flying. I lost 3 DNs, 5 CRs, and 1 DE, but took out 3 DNs, 6 CRs, and 1 DE, so there should not be much left. Since I still have a CNC ship I will continue this fight.
Combat Algorithms done, starting Holographic Tactics. Both Second Law and Third Wave has lost a lot of ships so I will merge them when possible.
First Batch is attacking Tasia, defended by 1 DN, 4 DEs, and 17 sats: Lost 1 DN, and took out the ships, colony, and 9 sats.
Third Wave is attacking Wundagore, defended by 1 CR, 1 DE, and 10 sats: Lost 1 DE, but took out everything, including the colony.
Continue to build ships for Sixth Sense.
First Batch is attacking Tasia, defended by 1 DE, and 8 sats: Done.
VN visited our colony at Okek'tet: No problem.
VN visited Galifrey: Huge problem
Everything was lost. It was an old gjs fleet with green lasers...
Holographic Tactics at 102%. Preparing biomes for yet another world to colonize. I am sending the old fusion DN fleets on attack runs.
First Batch is attacking Hyrakius, defended by 1 DE and 10 sats: All clear, no losses.
Third Wave is attacking Gotham, defended by 1 DN, 3 CRs, 1 DE, and 10 sats: Lost 1 CR and 1 DE, but cleared the colony. Only 4 sats remains.
Fourth Coming is fixed and ready for action again. Sending it to Beezaro to build some self confidence (there is only 1 ship located there)...
Cleanup at Gotham.
Fourth Coming made a successful jump to Beezaro, defended by 1 CR, 1 DE, and 20 sats: Self confidence is up to 100%
No losses and only 6 sats left.
Holographic Tactics done, starting Cutting Beam. Building more freighters.
Cleanup at Beezaro.
This was a fun set of turns. At the moment we have lost 14 DNs and taken out 43 DNs. Some battles are really hard to win and some impossible (see my first battle report at Star Haven). But now that we have DN Impactors too and PD Phasers things are improving a lot. Still, fighting a couple of Zuul DN Impactors is hard since our ships have a tendency to be scattered all over the place, not to mention being destroyed...
Blue Command is the only fusion CR fleet left. I have used it as a secondary defense fleet to take care of small incoming fleets.
Third Wave and Sixth Sense are ready for action. Fourth Coming will be ready next turn.
The replacement ships for Fifth Wheel is located at (or heading to) Slyggia, where Fifth Wheel will arrive in 2 turns.
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...