From: My Own Private Hell
First of all, new player, really enjoying DW so far. It's great to be on the forum with so many helpful people.
I am starting to get into designing my own ships, and wondering if troops on ships play any role in preventing ship capture or ship combat. Or are they only for invasions? Also, do troop bonuses help in ship combat at all?
I originally thought I would put them on my ships for security, but not sure if it makes any difference.
Just wondering cause I haven't seen this anywhere (it could be somewhere and I just missed it). Thanks!
Welcome to the forums Euler
If your playing Shadows a few boarding pods on bases and mines help with defense against boarding, on ships it does the same but you also have the option to do some boarding yourself.
I am sure someone with more light bulbs than me can give you the exact ratios, numbers etc.
Just read your post again, if your on about troops, infantry, armored and artillery, they are used for invasion and garrison on colonies, I do not think they help with defense as regards the troop pods you fit on transport class designs.
I was just thinking about the fact no one has ever seen a marine, the ones that are in the boarding pods. I think there a different troop altogether, spoken of but never seen, most strange, the unseen marine, not me
< Message edited by Darkspire -- 12/1/2013 4:28:06 PM >