gwen c (White Giant)
| Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 08:32 pm |
Maybe I have a distorted picture of how these things work. Please, explain to me (if it's not some priceless secret of course) what weapons would be best used against 100K interceptors and 100K DHs, which have enough ammo to go for game years non stop attacks. The way I think about it is that if your assumption that MCs shoot before being destroyed by DHs is true (I have no idea whether this is correct, so I'll take your word on it) one will need only 1-2K MCs per attack (not more than 10K total anyway) in order to destroy all the military airports and then the defensive airforce is neutralised. Even though this is very different from the numbers you suggest this is probably a dead end scenario for a single attacker, but it is very doable for a federation.
If on the other hand MCs are first shot at and only the surviving ones shoot at the target, then one would still need only 3-4K MCs per attack (of which 1-2K will survive) to destroy a military airport in the presence of 100K DHs. In the end it will require the sacrifice of 20-30K MCs to destroy 110airports in such a country. Again very different from the millions you suggest would be needed. But I surely must be wrong if such an experienced warrior like you says differently.