On the topic of combat orders in general, I believe that the Foxtrot fleet attack pattern should be changed so that the support vessel never performs a mine run on the fleet. In a foxtrot pattern, the support vessel is the first to fire on the fleet giving him tango. As long as the support vessel remains close to the fleet, they should hold tango and keep other remaining vessels safe. This is not, however, a good position for the ship to preform a mine run itself as it is guaranteed to receive a hit form every ship in the fleet. I remember a specific instance where a ship I was in did this exact maneuver and went from full shields to half the ship destroyed.
- This reply was modified 6 years ago by Braddock.