teaches me, to never ever assign them to their dropships, if I am not sure that Iīll really need them (and/or assigning them beforeehand gives me a huge tactical advantage).
Fortunately I finally found another 2 swarm soldiers that had been crippled in the battle before, so I was able to use them for another boarding action and didnīt have to return to Terra with them still on board.
Speaking of Swarms...
wow, I thought that the Swarm Queens with their 600 shields and 60k tons were the grandest menace, the swarms possess ....
well, that was, before I stumbled upon a 200k tons swarm ship that is able to gain a speed of 4k km/s and, according to intelligence reports, has shields with the strength of 45k
the desription associated with the ship on the map said something about just 1500 shields...
but the entry in the tactical intelligence for this ship class (which has separate entries for shields as well as EM signature)
states something about the ship possessing 45.000 shields.
at the moment they are still orbiting Terra.
Fortunately I have still enough points to instabuild a new PDC in SM mode.
(well, I know, that I am not bound by the number of points ... but I like to "play by the rules")
(which I know because, when one of my first attacks against the queen in the Sirius-System failed, despite using lots of missiles and having her shields down for a long time, out of frustration I did a sneak peek into the Access-Database that is the core of the game and found out that I had de facto damaged her, with the damaged part being a. [which was before I doubled the number of warships in my offensive fleet [6 instead of the former 3] and introduced my new Size 12 Queenbuster MIRV carrier missile class [which has a range of just 40m km, but features 8 size 1 MIRV ... enough to overwhelm any PD ] ... with these 2 additions, queens are rather easy to defeat]).Spoiler:
Well, considering the fact thatSpoiler:
6.0 is now out, if you see some stuff about a11.jpg or b20.jpg not found go into planet screen and just copy/rename 2 other jpgs into those.
Jep, I already started a new game with the new version.
Definitely a little bit harder now, with the requirement to take into account the planned mission time and build larger crew quarters for long term mission ships.
Fortunately havenīt encountered the bugs you mentioned, yet (but I am still rather early in game, so it might still come)
Seems like we have to start anew ... new database patch is out, to 6.10, which fixes some issues with 6.0