FC TACTIC OF THE MONTH Continued
VOLLEY VOUS: PART DEUX
- Ensign Tony L. Thomas, USS Tennessee
You close in for the kill, you smash the facing shield, then your enemy grabs your last drone in a tractor beam and turns a fresh shield to you before you can fire again.
Rather than fire everything at your enemy's ship, keep one drone in reserve. Once he has fired all of his weapons, grabbed a drone, and turned a fresh shield to you he will think he is safe. Now, launch your remaining drone at the drone being held in the tractor beam. Rule (3A3) Friendly Fire allows you to target your own seeking weapons. According to rule (4F5c), when a drone targeted on another drone impacts that drone after the second drone has impacted its target and been tractored, both drones score damage on the second drone's target. The damage from both drones (24 points) will be scored on a down shield, facing away from the launching ship. A savvy player will drop the tractor and allow drone B to impact before drone A can reach its target, but this will still score 12 points of damage on the targeted ship.