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Author Topic: Add a unique Ground Support Package hullmod to civilian shuttles  (Read 394 times)

tomatopaste

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Add a unique Ground Support Package hullmod to civilian shuttles
« on: December 31, 2021, 07:31:00 AM »

Title explains it essentially, the idea is to give civilian shuttles a comedic niche use as useful raid vessels. Basically, the new hullmod would provide a much reduced assault bonus compared to the regular hullmod, but the twist would be making it reduce the reputation impact of a marine raid, providing a huge reduction on a tiny marine force, but falling off with larger raids. This would be since the player is using anonymous civilian ships to ferry marines, which could be much harder for ground authorities to associate with the player as being responsible.
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Re: Add a unique Ground Support Package hullmod to civilian shuttles
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 05:23:52 PM »

You're talking about this mirthfully as if it's absurd but it makes more sense than some giant pig of a hacked up freighter providing close air support. 

I'm going to embrace and extend this suggestion with an air strike phase to invasion intended to soften ground defenses.

ground combat would then have three phases -

Defeating fleets and orbitals
close air striking ground defenses OR just going in against the ground defenses
ground assault

the close air phase would be something new.  an autoresolve that takes your ground support strength against the enemy point defense and emplacements

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