WHy are they useless. On the bug ships or on kilrathi or human ships. I mean if Confed got into a domestic war i think the flash packs would be kinda useful to instill fear. But hey thats a maybe. Ranger...Ohhh. I still like them (or Cerebus or something smaller than the Midway) and i would feel safer to have a few with the midway to conduct long range scout missions and establish a "beachead" and have the midway come up with more ships to support the smaller carrier. I wouldn't put my Midway headfirst into a hotzone.