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Alfonso Velasco
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I think it's a bit strange,fighters bombarding planets?
Have you considered that just some ships can make bombardment (for example dreadnoughs and titans)?
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Mike Zhu
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Fighters can do strafing runs.
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Emil Larsen
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Hey Alfonso,

The ship class "fighters", will also be changed: Currently I'm going to Gunboat, since it leaves them in a more versatile role.

And it'll save the fighters class for a different possible upgrade/expansion in the future.

The reason why every ship can bombard is because they only get 1 shot, meaning that you'll need a fair amount of ships before you'll be certain of some hits.
Since bombarding is only "the beginning to an assault" - the action itself is not worth that much "alone". Taking that into consideration, it'll be utilized too little, if it also required a specific type of ship.

Thanks for asking, and have a super day Alfonso,
Best regards Emil


PS: Mike > And you're right, it's the optimal ship for "hit and run" on systems behind enemy lines.
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Eric Dumouchel
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Gunboat? Google it on the internet and see what you get...

Did you mean Gunship?

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Peter Cobcroft
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Probably Gunboat - Spaceships are usually equated to naval vessels.
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Emil Larsen
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You're right, I've written Gunship before...
You're also right Peter, the cross references to sea vessels is very common.

Basically it refers to specialized crafts focused on delivering firepower instead of manpower, intel and what not..

Have a super evening guys
Best regards Emil
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Beyer
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Emilarsen wrote:
... Taking that into consideration, it'll be utilized too little, if it also required a specific type of ship.
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...and was further restricted to a type of ship that stops dead in its tracks when you encounter an enemy fleet. Unless the fighter movement rules have been changed, fighters are the only units that can move through occupied territory into unoccupied territory and glass a planet.
Larger ships have to stop. That takes bombardments almost totally out of the picture because many access lanes are/were blocked by enemy fleets.
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I agree...

The fighter's capability of flying through enemy fleets will remain, no matter the name change

The fighter will often be a nice choice for bombardment tactics (hit & run style), but any ship can do the bombardments.
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