Fleet Excel is what I have, Polarise hull to go with HE, TSS and Aux2SIF
Oh if only...
Hmm Polarize Hull is quite circumstantial. Between BFI and Evasive Maneuvers you can handle anything bad that can happen in a tractor beam situation. I would like a second TSS though, or move HE into the ensign slot and get TBR1.
Personally, I quite like having a Tactical Lt. Comm. around.
I dislike third Tac and Eng ensigns.
I find a Sci Lt. a good basis for any ship.
That means I still like a lot of layouts.
For escort-like ships, 6 Tac slots (4+2) seems sufficient and offers good Eng or Sci possibilities on a Lt. Comm. slot (the Chel Grett is fine, for instance).
For cruisers, the Regent's 4+2 Eng, 3+1 Tac and 2 Sci seems ideal to me.
All that said, the more higher slots, the better, so the carrier-like Lt. Comm. Tac with a Comm. and Lt. Comm. Eng and Lt. Sci would be great to have on a cruiser.
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