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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:17 PM
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All this talk about cruisers, and the various size breakdowns of warships got me thinking. Most of the stuff I've read recently about Traveller is from T4, and in T4, the advent of using fighters in fleet battles was decisive in favour of the Imperium.

What do you folks think? Would there be a point to a "carrier" class ship in space combat? Are masses of fighters effective against larger ships? Some people have already discussed how a cloud of missiles can pretty much take out anything - what about a cloud of agile armed small craft?

If fighters work, then a greater emphasis has to be placed on point defence, altering the overall effectiveness of large capital ships.

I'm starting to think that however kewl they may be, the economics and dynamics of space combat do not favour bloated battleships.
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