Vaters wrote:What Fred said is entirely accurate. It comes down to the relative size of fleets. Shields are amazing things. A large HC fleet is VERY hard to kill because you can't one shot it very often. A frigate fleet 50% of the size of an HC fleet get a ~1:1 ratio. That's rough. And that only gets worse when the HCs aren't naked.
Tech almost doesn't matter. That argument plays no part. A frigate spec is rapeable. That's the point. HCs are the strongest unit that is not rapeable. In a blob crash, I'd turn every single one of my inactives into an HC fleet if I could
7.5M FR+FT vs 20M naked HCs @comparable credit investment in weapons tech
Total cost of unist destroyed: 13902000 ( Attacker: 7500000 ; Defender: 6402000 )
This gets worse for FRs if the HC fleet has FTs with it.
why would you have 7.5 figs vs 20 mil heavies,? shouldn't it be equal numbers?
lets look at this objectively
first take one mil in frigs (12500 total frigs) then take 1 mil in heavies ( 2000)
fill them with fighters (frigs 4x12500) heavies (2000x8)
frigs would be (50,000) heavies would be (16000)
now put them in your battle calc,
it would come out to something like
( Attacker: 567106 ; Defender: 1080000 )
now if you want to do this with larger numbers i will
lets do 10 mil in base fleet (not counting fighter cover)
that would be 125,000 frigs and 20000 heavies
thats 500,000 fighters and 100,000 fighters
strange the ratios come out the same
(( Attacker: 5121065 ; Defender: 10500000 )