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  1. hobknob

    Draco Alert!

    My screening elements in Andromeda fall in the 100M to 1B ton range. They screen the 20-40B ton ships. I think for Draco I just need to lop off the last 2-3 digits and that will probably do me for most everything.
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    Draco Alert!

    I have killed several already. It was not very exciting. I have also run into several when I was only counting on a trio of CL's and that didn't go so well.
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    Robotic ShipYards

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    Robotic ShipYards

    Yes, that is what I was talking about as well. Looks like you are all set. Before the fix on the 2B ton/pop group output I had at least 10 pop groups all doing 2B a turn. It was a bit of a pain to keep track of what was what without a special request in to Pete. Good luck.
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    Robotic ShipYards

    Well, there is no chance to that sort of operation. Your installations, shipyards and slips get built in the pop group you assign them. However, the printout does not report all pop groups correctly. If you have multiple pop groups building ships you will need to ask Pete for a print out of each pop group and how many slips each one has. If you do not have a single shipyard in a pop group then nothing will get built and nothing will show up on your shipyard report. You also have to be sure that you DISM the slips when moving pop groups. They don't show up on the installation report correctly all the time so it is possible to miss them. However, the best sure way to do it is to just plan on building a few 100 new ones at the new pop group. I believe an ORB command will detail what all is in the pop groups too.
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    Robotic ShipYards

    I have a scores of pop groups on the same planet, no problems. You have to have the shipyards in the same pop group as the materials are coming from. If this is not the case then you can either transfer the materials to the shipyards or remove and rebuild the shipyards where the materials are. Was there some other issue I have missed?
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    Robotic ShipYards

    What did Pete say? I have been building well over 2B tons a turn/pop group for several years now.
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    Robotic ShipYards

    Yes, that is what it said, but it is no longer accurate. It used to be correct but no longer.
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    Robotic ShipYards

    Wait a sec. The 2B per pop group went away long ago for Andromeda. It is now unlimited. A standard shipyard will get you 10k tons and a robotic will get you 20k/yard. If you want to build 9B in a turn then you will need 450k robotic shipyards or 900k standard. One shipyard slip will work on one ship, regardless of tonnage until done or shipyard capacity is used up. If you want to build more ships at the same time build more slips. Also, don't forget that shipyards require power so building lots of them will consume more power. For Draco this will not be an issue for some time....
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    Draco: Real or Fake News? Discuss...

    Yes, I think that is correct. Certainly something to think about when you have the odd order that is spare. I find I have orders to spare after losing fleets to DMX and rowdy neighbors.
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    Draco: Real or Fake News? Discuss...

    From what I know there is no difference between toughness of army/marine/guard units. The difference is in what TAC areas they cover. You can cover almost all of the tac areas with army units and other starting stuff so there is little need for them for most things. Each ground unit covers a number of TAC areas, from 1 to 8 areas. Each unit has a rating that relates to the TAC areas. If you want to see what an army can do you will need an enemy to practice on. However if you like I would be happy to post some old battles so you can see what to expect. ex Imperial Army Air Force has the following Air Def 10% Air Support 20% Air to Air 70% The Imperial Marine Air Force is Air Def 20% Air Support 40% Air to Air 40% Other that a fortress all units total up to 100%. You can see the difference between the two. Both units will provide tac ratings in all three areas, but they will be different given the same tech. If you have all ground units at your disposal you can tailor your force based on enemy strengths and weaknesses. Ground techs will say what areas they are good for. ex Ferret Excavator Tank: The Ferret is a tunneling tank designed exclusively to provide heavy armored firepower against subterranean enemy targets. Armed with high explosive shells and a massive drilling rig attached to its front, the Excavator can make impressive progress against any dug-in position. In extremis, Ferrets are used to plow through buildings, walls, fortified bunkers or just about any hardened position. After blowing through the outer defenses, the Excavator lets loose with a hail of gunfire and often leads the charge for more conventional infantry forces. The presence of Ferrets can strike fear in the hearts (assuming they have any) of an unprepared enemy. Classification: Ground Combat This Item cannot be manufactured, and is either a ground combat upgrade or a prerequisite for other technologies Prerequisite Technologies: Light Tank Armor Strength: Adequate [250] Broken Terrain Strength: Adequate [100] Subterranean Terrain Strength: Adequate [750]
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    War Declaration

    It is much more exciting if you wait for 6 months and then look at all the battle reports in fast forward mode.
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    Draco: Real or Fake News? Discuss...

    Well, I was able to download it again.. . If anybody knows how to make an attachment downloadable pet me know and I will try again. Otherwise email me and I will send it to you that way.
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    Draco: Real or Fake News? Discuss...

    It is just an excel sheet so it would work anywhere an excel sheet would work. WP Fuel Cost.xlsx
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    Draco: Real or Fake News? Discuss...

    I have a tool for calculating fuel usage in Excel so I don't have to think about it too much. You could have one too...
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