Originally posted by Mead:
Intel Brief - Sparta - Preliminary
I'll try to get you a full intel brief by the next time you play your turn. I'm seeing whether someone can build it with screenshots. I'm going to be very busy the next few weeks but I'll see what I can get done.
Destruction of Morgan Industries:
Two turns ago, my first as turnplayer, I discovered a Spartan commando cruiser off our coasts with four impact Elite Rovers on it. Escorting the transposrt was a 30% damaged commando missile cruiser (6)-2-6. Both had the MCC movement bonus.
I had a plasma laserboat in the fungus between our shores and the spartan ships. I lined the coastline with any unit I could find to deny a landing place. I plugged up roads to Morgan industry. I upgraded as many units as I could to plasma. I even brought a couple of formers into Morgan industries to serve as back up defenders. I would have brought more if I could. No more were in range to bolstor the defenses.
I knew with the MCC tech they also had amphibious, but I didn't think they would be able to upgrade all of them (via the design workshop).
What they did was blow the plasma boat out of the way and move the cruiser in. They upgraded all their impact rovers to gatling amphibious rovers (in the design workshop), and punched their way though our defenses. They took Morgan Industries (with the PTS) and got a boost in pop in all their bases to at least 3 pop. Then they obliterated the base and destroyed all the rovers that could not make it back to the transport.
They are Dangerous.
They are running Funde. With Funde, their 'Spartan' morale bonus, and the MCC almost every Spartan ship you see will be at least Commando. With +2 MCC movement points their cruisers can travel 8 spaces.
With Funde, the Command Nexus, their 'Spartan' morale bonus, and a monolith upgrade almost every Spartan land unit you see will be Elite. With Elite their rovers can travel three spaces, and multible attack.
They have substantial size and we don't know if we will last more than 4 more turns.
Let me know if there is addtional info you need.