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Old 09-02-2019, 02:56 PM   #7
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Default Re: The Utility of Bombs [Spaceships]

They are good against anything that can't maneuver in space. Fixed stations, derelict ships with no operational engines, asteroids, etc. Otherwise the only way to use them is point-blank release from a fighter against a really large ship with poor maneuvering capabilities. Note if you combine them with Stealth, a large civilian freighter might not see them coming since the bombs wouldn't have drive/propulsion signatures.
I'd allow planetary bombardment in the case the planet has no atmosphere. Otherwise the bombs would have to have special construction to survive re-entry and de-orbit into an atmosphere. I'd treat this as increased cost per bomb for ablative heat shielding or similar.
FYI: Laser burns HURT!
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