As many of you know I have never been a fan of the Shunt Matrix MAR. I have never liked each ship rolling separately for their shunt movement. This adds a weird random element to the game I think is a detriment when the intention of the MAR is to showcase the stalker and hunter nature of the Relthoza. The improved shunt matrix MAR that is included on the Gunships and Light Cruisers has pretty mush addressed the issues I have with the Shunt Matrix MAR. Improved Shunt Matrix allows one roll for distance for the whole squadron. It also bestows this upon any ship being escorted by a ship with Improved Shunt Matrix as long as it has a regular Shunt Matrix. This leads me into the first list.
The first list is based around a Carrier.
+1 command distance
6 wings of Bombers
2 wings of Interceptors
2x Iramon Light Cruiser Escorts with Stealth Systems
3x Light Cruisers
5x bomber wings
2x Light Cruiser Escorts
2x Assault Cruisers
6x assault shuttles
3x Ba'kash Cruisers
3x Light Cruiser
4x Nidus Frigates
4x assault shuttles
This list can be tweaked a bit, but it is very focused on boarding. The Biohazard weaponry helps you strip down crews. This allows you to use your assault shuttles on the frigates. They can move into position more easily than the other ships or shunt deploy. Long range fire is very lacking though. You need to really use the terrain and plan your movement carefully. Cloaking fields and stealth systems help mitigate fire, as does driving the Ba'kash cruisers into the heart of your enemy. they are tough and make an excellent decoy that your opponent really cannot ignore.
I do have one more list, but it is probably the one I am going to bring to NOVA. So I am not going to post it. Keep your ears open in the next couple weeks. The NOVA FSA event organizers will be talking all things FSA and NOVA Open on Firebase Delta soon.
Thats all for now. I am getting all the last minute things done for Origins next week, The Columbus Incident is going down next Saturday and the Columbus Brawl ITS is going down next Friday. The North American Champ will be on hand to educate you on the finer points of FSA as well as teaching people the game. I will be running a couple Infinity Boot camps as well.
until next time crush the Alliance and as always...