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Lieutenant
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 97
# 17
07-05-2013, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by johankreig View Post
could also consider taking tractor mines, I am looking into the option of replacing my tail mines with them and using it to deploy hold traps, this would give me a handy rear launched ability that will trap mobs and I can then swing about and unleash my forward guns on it or thaelron pulse.
Back in the dark ages of Star Trek table top game called Star Fleet Battles, I liked using a tactic called the Kaufman Retrograde. Engage the enemy and move backwards to keep them in your prime weapon firing ranges while they're playing catchup. This tactic works great with tractor mines. Once the enemy is snagged, then I drop a Gravity Well on them or start unloading a Tact captain's alpha strike on one shield.

You never know what is sneaking up behind you. Sometimes I just let them autofire and surprised when it snaps a flanking enemy ship.