I have a small fleet defending a wormhole.
Also there is a SpaceStation factory, building a starbase, and a BattleStation defending.
The AI brings a moderate sized fleet (10 ships, LC,BB,DN) into the system, and wanders over to my gateway.
It sees that it can't win the battle, and so the fleet waits there.
After a few turns, I cloak my battlestation for fun.
The AI immediately attacks what it now sees as a winnable battle.
But, as soon as they arrive, my BattleStation lobs salvos of HeavyMount artillery into the fleet
The total damage on my side:
- One LC with cosmetic damage to two Ablative armor segments, and a bad smell in the shield generator room.
- One slightly warm Shield generator on the BattleStation.
Perhaps the AI should mark sectors with known DefenseBases, just like it does with minefields? Don't go there with anything less than a war Fleet.
[This message has been edited by suicide_junkie (edited 30 October 2001).]