This is the seventh anonymous report analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of one of the Eleven Races. These redacted versions were approved by the Senate for immediate publication, to be read by commanders of each respective race in order that they can review their own vulnerabilities in the face of the unknown external threat that commissioned the studies. In this dispatch we focus on that faction known as the Rebel Confederation: its strengths, its weaknesses, and how best to defeat it in battle.
Ease Of Command: Beginner Difficulty To Defeat: High Playstyle: Mixed
Most games are won or lost in the first few turns. This series concentrates only on those critical few turns leading up to the Ship Limit as a key to achieving long-term goals necessary for victory.
The Rebels have a powerful yet limited ship list, remarkable not only for its heavy carrier, the Rush, but also the Falcon, the only efficient hyperspace transport in the Echo Cluster. Their best shield-scratchers are the Tranquility, the Gaurdian, and the Iron Lady, which sets them at a late-war disadvantage against a more balanced race. However, their ability to undermine even the best-defended starbases through Rebel Ground Assault more than balances any slight disadvantage they face on the field of battle.
The Rebels base their strength on a comparatively light and agile fleet that includes light torpedo ships, carriers, highly specialized ships types and the famous hyperjumping Falcon Class Escort. Rebels are immune to Continue reading →
Tom Graves started a great thread about the many uses of the Small Deep Space Freighter (SDSF) on the news feed at Planets Nu. He has now given us permission to edit and publish his post on Planets Mag for all to see!
NOTE: Certain aspects of this article reference the Priority Build Points system.
In Tom’s words: Small Deep Space Freighters are likely to represent 10-15% of your fleet at the time the Ship Continue reading →
The Rebel Confederation is the historic enemy of the Evil Empire, both having originated from the same long-defunct republic. The Rebels aim to establish a democratic system in the galaxy by liberating all species from their Continue reading →