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Stupid bombing order question Mon, 13 January 2020 22:46 Go to next message
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In my dotage I've lost track of something.

In the Stars! Order of Events, it can be summed up as Waypoint 0 Orders, Bombing, Waypoint 1 Orders.

If the entire (war) fleet starts the turn in orbit, that means you don't want to drop troops (manually or with drop orders), because they'll drop as WP0 before the bombing happens? That doesn't seem right.



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Re: Stupid bombing order question Wed, 15 January 2020 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If your WP-0 dropped troops successfully conquere the planet, your own bombers won't bomb your own troops. Ownership of the planet changes rightaway in 3.B), see order of events.

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Re: Stupid bombing order question Wed, 15 January 2020 15:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Altruist wrote on Wed, 15 January 2020 14:42
If your WP-0 dropped troops successfully conquere the planet, your own bombers won't bomb your own troops. Ownership of the planet changes rightaway in 3.B), see order of events.
Right. But my point/question is it looks like troops at WP0 drop _before_ bombing, which means you need a heck of a lot more troops that way, because the planetary population is still there.

That means if your plan is to invade, the troops MUST be not in orbit at the beginning of the turn, so they can arrive as WP1, post bombing.



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Re: Stupid bombing order question Thu, 16 January 2020 05:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Correct.
It's good to have at least 1 freighter always in space but in range for WP-1-pop-drop.

If bombing takes longer than expected I usually move out 1 freighter from orbit each year... and 1 in.

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Re: Stupid bombing order question Thu, 16 January 2020 10:32 Go to previous message
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Yup, just empirically tested this.


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