Longbow (card type)
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Longbow is a subset of the Wing Commander Collectible Trading Card Game's Fighter card type. It is based on the F/A-76 Longbow spacecraft's appearance in Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger. The set includes six Longbow cards which have identical specifications. The Longbow Elite is the rare variant.
- Longbows will probably be the primary capship strike craft in many games. With a Bombing of 2 however, you're going to need another strike craft or a stat modifier to make a good hit. The easiest thing would be to send in two Longbows, but that's not extremely safe. Longbows have very low Attack and nonexistent Support values. Their Maneuver is only 1 and Defenses only 3. They're not going to be good in a stand up fight. You could make a flight of a Longbow and heavier ship. It's smart to take either a Thunderbolt or Excalibur so that you can score a capship hit. Think about using the Taunt card to make them shoot at the ship worth the leas to you.
- To play it safe, send in a wing of more capable attack first to clear out the defenses and hold the Longbows back. Use them to deliver the killing blow.
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