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Subject: sol heavy carriers rss

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Shezmaine
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Suppose you have an upgraded sol carrier carrying 8 fighters. It has sustain damage, and there are no other carriers in your fleet. In battle you assign the first hit to the carrier but you opponent plays direct hit.

So the fighters obviously die, but do they die immediately or after the battle is complete?
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Balazs Toth
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You need to remove the remaining fighters after battle as they have no support. They stay until the end of battle and fire plus can be taken as casualties.
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Jason Cann
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In fact, your fighters should be taking the damage first instead of your carrier. They're not expendable just... convenient. devil
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Simon Kamber
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ThaDoc wrote:
In fact, your fighters should be taking the damage first instead of your carrier. They're not expendable just... convenient. devil


If the battle is close, it may be worth taking the chance that your opponent has no 'direct hit' card, and assigning the first hit to the carrier. It gives you more dice to roll for the next round.
 
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True, but unless you have Cybernetics or are the Naalu, Fighters hit on the same result as Carriers. Even with the extra bonus, until I'm running low on fighters I think I'd rather keep the Carrier alive unless I'm pretty sure it will die either way
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sigmazero13 wrote:
True, but unless you have Cybernetics or are the Naalu, Fighters hit on the same result as Carriers. Even with the extra bonus, until I'm running low on fighters I think I'd rather keep the Carrier alive unless I'm pretty sure it will die either way


A living (but damaged) carrier hits much better than a dead fighter, regardless of their bonuses.

Often, your opponent will not be holding a direct hit, particularly if you play with both expansions.
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Andy Day

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I removed the direct hit cards from my action card deck, I think it's a bad card.
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