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 Robots have a powerful and unique, yet limited, ship list. They are remarkable not only for having not one but two effective heavy carriers, the Golem and the Automa, but also for their ability to control vast swathes of the battleground using their mass minelaying advantage by way of their lone minelayer, the Cat’s Paw. The inexpensive and relatively low-tech medium carrier, the Instrumentality, is the cherry on top.
This is the sixth 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 Robotic Imperium: its strengths, its weaknesses, and how best to defeat it in battle.
Ease Of Command: Veteran Difficulty To Defeat: Average Style: Defensive
The Robotic Fleet relies on relatively heavy carriers and can bring tremendous amount of firepower into battle. Although it lacks a variety of torpedo ships it has one supreme minelayer to play out their advanced minelaying technology, which allows them 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 Robotic Imperium is populated by a self-replicating artificial life form that was originally created by man. Often threatened by the Missing Colonies of Man, the Robots seek to free the galaxy from slimy humanoid aliens and to robotically govern all Continue reading →