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I see a lot of people trying to hit above its weight, because its been marketed as a anti-capital bomber. I also see a lot of people dying from that.

Otherwise it'll be a good missile boat, and less commonly a cargo ship. Perhaps even a transport, since they've hinted about apartment modules. For me, its going to be the go-to for when the Idris is too big.

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Another major role of the Retaliator is to look REEEAAALLLLY cool AND intimidating doing whatever you want to use it for.  :-D

That aside, formations of them ought to be a significant force.  I am glad I have one, but even I wonder what I will use it for.  Modularity is a good thing, but I see it as a support ship of sorts for high priority escorts or an attacker as part of a larger formation.  We'll see.  Mine will need something bigger than size 3 shields. 

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They're purpose built for taking out cap ships, so we can definitely use them for that. We'll have to see how they handle fighters. 

 

Also, it's "roles".

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What about the Gladiator? Is this also purpose built for capital ships or too small for that. It will carry Size 3 to size 5 torps or missiles. 

I wonder if it will be able to stand ground with fighters at all or be an easy kill.

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Curious on what you guys think about the different rolls the Retaliator might serve in the PU...

​I would think Port or Starbord.   Hahaha

I see a lot of people trying to hit above its weight, because its been marketed as a anti-capital bomber. I also see a lot of people dying from that.

Otherwise it'll be a good missile boat, and less commonly a cargo ship. Perhaps even a transport, since they've hinted about apartment modules. For me, its going to be the go-to for when the Idris is too big.

​It is a Capital Ship Bomber.  It is in no way a missile boat it has no missiles that are mentioned.  As it has an anti-capital ship torpedo bay and turrets geared to defend itself from fighters.  That is it's combat role.  It has 2 bomb bays or did last description.  One is converted to be Captains living quarters.  The other is cargo by default.  They can be refitted as twin Bomb bays.  The distinction of a Bomb is as yet unclear.

It could not face a capital ship alone.  It would be a strike ship a weapon used as part of a strike force.  

Outside combat it has 2/3 the cargo space of an Andromeda and could likely make good coin doing high risk cargo runs.  

   

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I don't see the Tali working well as a cargo hauler. With this Org I think dedicated haulers will have enough escort on ops to render the Tali's turrets moot.

However! On the other hand, explorers won't be enjoying the same protection as they explore deep space for treasure. I reckon that extra defensive firepower and a larger crew will make the Tali a serious competitor for the Connie with an explorer variant. Swap out the torpedo bays for a long range scanner suite and a cargo bay with a small rover... I can see it anyway.

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​I would think Port or Starbord.   Hahaha

​It is a Capital Ship Bomber.  It is in no way a missile boat it has no missiles that are mentioned.  As it has an anti-capital ship torpedo bay and turrets geared to defend itself from fighters.  That is it's combat role.  It has 2 bomb bays or did last description.  One is converted to be Captains living quarters.  The other is cargo by default.  They can be refitted as twin Bomb bays.  The distinction of a Bomb is as yet unclear.

It could not face a capital ship alone.  It would be a strike ship a weapon used as part of a strike force.  

Outside combat it has 2/3 the cargo space of an Andromeda and could likely make good coin doing high risk cargo runs.  

   

​They said the stock config would be mil-spec, meaning active bomb bays installed that you can later refit into cargo storage or other. 

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