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Old 08-26-2015, 12:43 PM   #41
Anthony
 
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Heat Signature, Cloaking Device, and Stealth Hull

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Originally Posted by jason taylor View Post
Assuming that to be the case(which is dealing with weapons not stealth), the fight STARTS at detection not when shots are exchanged. The captains will have been seeking advantage long before.
Eh, that depends on your definition of 'fight', and if you have limited delta-V they may just be coasting. Realistically, space combat tends towards the winner being determined when forces are allocated, and the battle is when you resolve the inevitable (which, despite being inevitable, may be unknown to both parties).
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