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I need to include a battleship in my fleet but i cant choose between the Imperial Oberon Class Battleship or the Emperor Class Battleship. I'm leaning more towards the Oberon because in a recent game when i proxied it in it went up against 2 chaos cruiser (a carnage class and a slaughter class) and destroyed them both over 3 turns with the assistance of lock on, also because it has more weapons and just looks good. The Emperor on the other hand has just as many weapons and larger launch bays but no lances. Just wondering what ship you would include if the decision was yours?
Both ships have their strengths; the Emperor has massive launch bays and good long range firepower, whilst the Oberon is very flexible and has some useful lances. Which you go for should be based on the fleet you currently have and what sort of fleet you are going for (lots of guns/attack craft, flexibilty etc). Tell us a bit more about your current fleet, and your aspirations for your fleet, and it'll be easier to help you.
If the battleship must be part of your battle line take the Oberon. If you want to keep the battleship behind the line in long range support take the Emperor.
And, do you have more carriers in your fleet ?
My current fleet consists of:
The imperious mars cruiser
2 Lunar class cruisers
1 Tyrant Class Cruiser
2 Dictator Class Cruisers
2 Dauntless light cruisers
3 Cobra Class Destroyers
3 Sword Class Frigates
2 Armageddon Class Battlecruisers
2 Imperial Endevour Light Cruisers
Thanks in advance Mini_Barthy
Looks like you have plenty of carriers, Oberon class should be the better choice then.
I would agree with Hermann Morr. You have a good number of carriers in the fleet already so an Oberon would be a good bet. It would help increase your attack craft capability (one of your strengths) whilst at the same time increasing the direct fire weaponry of your fleet (something that is lacking). You could either hang the Oberon back with the carriers, or push it forward with the rest of the fleet so all those lovely weapons can hammer your opponents.
Don't completely rule out the Emperor however. If you are looking to have a really carrier heavy fleet then this would be the ship to go with. You need to be careful with this sort of fleet however - opposing fleets will probably outgun you, so you would have difficulty in a protracted firefight.
Also, think about the Retribution. Many people don't like this battleship, but I think it is a solid addition to any Imperial fleet. With large broadsides and long range dorsal lances it can deliver a beating, and it has a huge torpedo spread. If you are looking to increase your direct-fire capacity, or have a gun-line battleship then this is the way to go.
Another thing I would like to mention: Get more escorts You only have six, meaning guarding the flanks of the bigger ships will be difficult. Your light cruisers could fill in in this role to a certian extent, but more escorts would be very helpful.
Good luck with the fleet mate, I wish you many great victories
I agree with rp, I'd be tempted to go for a Retribution. You already have a decent ordanance capacity, so some big guns are in order. Good choice with the Imperious, by the way.
You need more escorts! Swords are your friends! They're so cheap, but so powerful! a Squadron of these can cripple a cruiser in a turn or two, and are definately worth considering.