From: Warsaw, Poland
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I am writing to warm You about the Guardians. Do not let to be decived - raw military power is not only thing which counts here. Their weaponry systems are far better than our, their contermeasures are capable to make most of our weapons miss their targets. This is not a war which may be won by our technology. For the first time we met an opponent which will have upper hand when it come to quality. Quantity is our strenght. Quantity and manuverability. Also we do not have to be worried about invasions as Mechanoids cleary do not care about taking others planets. And that is one trouble of the shoulders. We should also look very closly to those strange refuges. I DO NOT TRUST THEM... Oh, no... As for those stupid amphibians, You did a good thing my Leader. Total occupation was the only possible outcome.
/\/\/\/\/\ Ministery of Military Research /\/\/\/\/\
Unfortunatly, my plans for saving our economy are obsole with Guardians declaring war on us, and those strange Refugees showing up. But nevertheless I will present them, so maybe in other situations we will decide to implement them.
We can of course research better command center, but it will help us up to 10% of our maintandance. That is not good eoungh. We can also research better trading, and that can help more than reducing maitandence, but still I do not think that would help us for longer term.
What I wanted to propose is as follow:
1. Design new Escort, Frigate, Destroyer, Cruiser and Capital Ship - the best we can, with newest weaponry and with maxed size.
2. Design another Escort, Frigate, Destroyer, Cruiser and Capital Ship as a weaker version of previous ones, but when I say weaker, I mean really weaker - like 66,6% weaker. Less shields, no armor, far less weapons on board, less fuel cells and so. Still strong eoung to fight of pirates and space creatures but to weak for enemy fleets - like a Police or National Guards.
3. Most of our ships should be retrofitted to the weaker version of our new designs, but not all - let's say that we would leve two fleets retrofitted to the stronger versions.
4. Stronger versions are used to fight of Legendary Pirates and destroy their bases, and in case of enemy sudden attack - for slowing down their advance and protecting our planets from being taked.
5. In case of enemy attack or our plan of attacking an enemy, weaker versions would be taken to the nearest medium or large space ports and retrofitted to the stronger ones.
Basicly this plan would work like war mobilisation, and since retrofitting takes much less time, money and resources than building new ones, I think that could be a good idea. During peace time we would be paying less maitandance and still have quite capable police force to protect our empire, and in case of war we would be able to quickly change it to really devastating war machine. Unfortunatly this has also it's dark sides. First of all it would take a lot of effort to do this. Secondly if our enemy would attack us during peace time and would strike at a system with our police fleets than it could be very devastating for us. But most of all this plan may not be implemended as long as political situation is not stable, and right now I am afraid that it simply never will become stable.
Plan B - raise taxes :D
Plan C - muster a great land forces and conquer somebody homeworld and tax it :D:D
Unfortunatly plan B and C are not wise ones (and only wise are expected by Zenoxians) but still effective. And they also have their dark sides, like for example the trouble of taking somebody homeworld.
Research Expert and Chief Scientist
< Message edited by Modest -- 1/26/2012 8:16:30 PM >