Corvettes

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  1. Darth Thrakhath

    Darth Thrakhath Spaceman

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    Does anyone have any tactics for popping kitty corvettes in a ship that doesnt have autoslide [ie. Devastator, Tigershark, Wasp, Shrike] that isnt too risky [like trying to get to point blank range]?

    Also, what about Confed's corvettes? There's references to them in FA, WCP [ICIS], and WC4N [at least those are the ones I know of, I was introduced to WC too late to get any of the games other than WCP, and I only got a few of the books before i never saw them again in bookstores.]

    Let's discuss corvettes!
     
  2. Starkey

    Starkey Avenging Rooster

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    Take out that pesky rear "white" turret at all costs first. Then it´s much easier.
     
  3. Darth Thrakhath

    Darth Thrakhath Spaceman

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    You can destroy it? I thought you could only destroy big turrets on phase shielded ones
     
  4. Starkey

    Starkey Avenging Rooster

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    Which WC game are you talking about?? "Kitty corvettes" only exist in WC3. WCP has only ONE Kilrathi corvette, and you´re not supposed to destroy it.

     
  5. Darth Thrakhath

    Darth Thrakhath Spaceman

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    In the simulator of WCP, there are several missions that pit you against kitty corvettes.
     
  6. junior

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    The Venture-class corvette only appears in the first WC game. You can find stats on it in the Ships Database on the main site. Then again, since the focus is on carrier operations, Confed corvettes don't really have that big of a role in any of the games. The purpose of a Corvette is basically to provide cheap long-term station-keeping and escort jobs that require longer endurance than one or two fighters can provide.
     
  7. Darth Thrakhath

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    So are corvettes small enough to launch from a carrier? Or are they too big?

    So why does Confed change fighters and capships so much, but never gets new corvettes?
     
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    Corvettes are too big, and Confed probably just does not needs corvettes, it uses other kinds of ships (i.e. destroyers) for the same job.
     
  9. TC

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    Who says they don't have different types of corvettes? It's just that we've only actually seen one.
     
  10. Darth Thrakhath

    Darth Thrakhath Spaceman

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    Very true!

    There are all kinds of Imperial Ships that we dont see in the first X-wing game, like the Victory Star Destroyer, but it was there, and platforms and such, they probably werent all designed in the time gap between the two games [in our world they were, but in the Star Wars Universe the time was only a year maybe].
     
  11. Ghost

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    You can slide, ala WC1,2 or Priv.
    Full speed ahead and then turn.
     
  12. Haesslich

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    Actually, Confed NEEDS those corvettes - they're cheap to produce, cheap to crew (you don't need many people for them) and they provide a presence in a system for much less than the cost of a full destroyer in terms of personnel, supplies, and replacement costs.

    Like in backwater systems which the Kilrathi aren't interested in, but which still occasionally get raided - it'd be a waste to put a Destroyer there (useful on the front lines), but also a mission that would not be as well served by a squadron that'd be better used on the front. So you stick the smallest capship you can get there, which can last for an extended period, even if it's very lightly armed and not as maneuverable as a fighter.
     
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    The Paradigm is a Corvette, right?
     
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    The Privateer manual called the Paradigm a destroyer.
     
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    Ghost Emperor

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    Thanks
     
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    The absolute best way to get rid of a Kilrathi corvette in the simulator missions is to get just out of its energy weapon range (make sure you're head on), match speed to target and pull a 180. make sure the corvette is right on your tail by using the different views available. Then dump 5 mines out the rear (or is it 4) and watch the stupid corvette run right into all 5 of them, completely vaporizing himself (kindof hit me as weird that the kats have such great gunners on those corvettes but blind pilots :) ). Enjoy the fireworks!!

    C-ya
     
  17. Quarto

    Quarto Unknown Enemy

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    Note that Confed does use frigates, which are (stats-wise, though certainly not size-wise) more powerful than corvettes but inferior to destroyers. So, it could be that Confed simply has more frigates than corvettes (though the lack of information makes it impossible to conclude this - all we really know is that Confed had the Venture corvette in '54 and has the Carnaven frigate in '69).

    As for the Paradigm, it's an interesting question. The ship is called a destroyer in the description, but its class designation is 'Confederation capital ship' (and corvettes are also capships). I'd say that the 'destroyer' label in the description should be thrown aside, for the reason that its stats seem to be closer to the '54 Venture than the '65 Gilgamesh. Furthermore, if it's a corvette, then the 'one of the most advanced' bit would actually fit the ship very well, since it's a lot more powerful than the Venture. Besides, its Kilrathi equivalent in Gemini appears to be the Kamekh, which is a corvette (and the Priv version also appears to be an improvement compared to the WC2 version).
     
  18. Bandit LOAF

    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    Confed had corvettes in the 60s (the story 'Milk Run' is about a corvette) and in the Prophecy era (the TCS Brack was a corvette). The Kilrathi also have frigates throughout the war...

    The bit about the Paradigm from Origin FX makes it clear that it's a destroyer.
     
  19. WildWeasel

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    That'd be setting a dangerous precedent. You can't simply throw details away when they don't seem to fit. It's labeled a destroyer, so it's a destroyer.

    (Besides, we've come across larger "contradictions" than this one in the past and have been able to explain them away.)
     
  20. Darth Thrakhath

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    So do we assume that the Brack was a Venture-class or a different class?

    And in Fleet Action, Landriech has a Falcon-class [maybe more, I can't remember] while Confed uses corvettes to draw in IFF missiles. What class do we think those were?
     

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