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Overlord or Mars?

Postby Sovereign » 04 June 2016, 10:12

So I've been building up a new fleet, using mid-close range brawlers (currently 2 Lunar-class cruisers and 2 Dauntless Mk I's).

The idea is to use the Lunars with upgraded lances to quickly take down shields and get in close with their macrocannons. The slightly faster Dauntlesses run escort and interference duty with upgraded shields and astartes favours, sweeping into the sides and rear of engaged enemy ships with space marine boarding salvos.

So far so good as the build goes but I've unlocked the Battle-Cruiser slot and I'm not sure what my fleet would benefit most from. I've been meaning to pick up a carrier of some description but I'm thinking the Dictator cruiser and the Emperor Battleship for that as both are (in my mind) more supporting vessels. That said, I do have have a carrier vessel at the moment and I'm getting into higher points games where I feel like some fighter-cover is necessary.

I don't mind sticking out some rough games until I unlock more slots but I also don't want to leave myself short in the firepower department because I took a carrier at the wrong level.

Honestly, I'm not sure really what to do with either Battlecruiser in the fleet I currently have.
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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Mr Morden » 04 June 2016, 13:00

I like the Mars

It has both a Nova cannon and is a carrier - although i have one of each type of BC - because it gives me options and is fun
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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Imperator5 » 04 June 2016, 13:38

Since the torpedo upgrade and the buff to plasma macros, the Overlord is just a better option.

The Mars's nova is useless unless you spam it and get lucky with eldar (Not a fat chance) and its weaponry is just too spread out for upgrades.

The Overlord you can get away with torpedo speed + Macor accuracy and/or AP with 2-3 upgrades left for survivability.
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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Shaftoe » 04 June 2016, 15:06

Overlord. Mars is overesteemed and overpriced. If Nova was much more dangerous thing, then maybe Mars.

But this game loves dead ships classes.
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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Scorch715 » 04 June 2016, 18:07

If you're running a primarily brawling setup, the Overlord is a better bet. But unless you're a lover of torps, a Dominator cruiser offers the same dps of 12 in a broadside for a fair bit cheaper, with the only real downside being shorter range that in a brawl really doesn't matter. The Mars is definitely a support ship with the launch bays, and the NC and lance turrets let it at least contribute some fire to your brawlers, but once again the Dictator is just as good at in the carrier role.

Battlecruisers primarily add versatility, which can be useful if you like to change things up a bit, but could also end up taking up points that may have been better spent elsewhere

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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Bludfist » 04 June 2016, 18:48

I dont believe in brawling fleets anymore simply because you need a fleet to fight every threat and brawling fleets are weak vs Orks, Thats why i belive that plasma macros are all around the best tools to have with targeting matrix which lets you have 50% acc at 9k, which is out of trakktor range and can be pushed to 15k where with lock on, you can trade hits with chaos.

I keep an emperor and dictator for my carrier needs but everything else is overlords and tyrants
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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Imperator5 » 04 June 2016, 23:24

I usually keep a Retribution, and Overlord, a Tyrant and a Dictator for pve. The Dictator's torps I feel outdo the Mars's lances and nova.

Nova is a weakness for any imperial ships, torps are just outright better 90% of the time.
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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Sovereign » 05 June 2016, 11:41

It's not a brawling fleet per se, the Lunars and Dauntlesses do my close up work. Was thinking of adding a Dictator and Emperor for carrier purposes so I suppose it does leave me needing some bigger guns to support the cruisers in larger engagements.

Overlord it is. I'm kind of hating that it has a nova cannon though. I've always, always preferred torpedoes, even when the nova was better.
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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Bludfist » 05 June 2016, 15:09

Why would you ever take lunars?

Lets all be real here guys

It's a lack luster ship
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Re: Overlord or Mars?

Postby Imperator5 » 05 June 2016, 16:15

Bludfist wrote:Why would you ever take lunars?

Lets all be real here guys

It's a lack luster ship


A Gothic is better, and than a Tyrant is even better.
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