If you want to fully understand AJP "point of view" you should play a Vorlon fleet. Without the possibility to be behind the enemy lines, to "pop" in space and strike, Vorlons can be easily beaten by anyone
why wasn't it used on B5 in any number of episodes
To do what ?
Did you ever play an attack on such a space station ?
What prevents the detecting ship from maneuvering out of the way in a 3D environment
Nothing but physics
Why would the Vorlons bother appearing to kill Deathwalker, when they could just smoke her with a jump point
Because the Walker ship was using the signal to open the gate when a Vorlon came to intercept
It's like an assassin who knows that a President is leaving a building via one particular door and is waiting there... And that was the only one door out for such a small vessel...
Why would the Minbari assault earth when they could just open jump gates over their major cities
Perhaps they will have done that. Who told you they weren't preparing that ? Damned crazy Minbaris !
Babylon 4 appearing in the last shadow war? Nope JP Bombed by Shadow minions, taking that Valen dude with it.
Shadow minions don't use that in any movie at all.
And Valen was perhaps not very famous at this time
A Call to arms? Lets have the Minbari open their jump points w/in the death cloud
I don't think you can open in a structure that huge and hard. You need to find the exact location of their command center like in the movie to take them down
And I don't think Minbari will sacrifice themselves for earth
Have I had it used against me? Not really. But its the kind of tactic that motivates me to declare that player the winner, and ask him to stand in the corner while the rest of us play for 2nd place.....
That s not kind for him
Why should he be punish because of a "racial capibility" ?
Some rules will slightly change in 2 or 3 monthes from now with Armagedon, let's wait and see the new rules
I am sure that some questions will disapear then
To conclude I don't understand you when
The JP Bomb rule seems stupid. Sorry, it smacks of gamesmanship and reduces the flavor of the game that much further
Why ? What is the problem ?
If you compare Minbari to early earth ships they are deadly but years after years humans ships went in the good direction, upgraded with a lot of new technologies with finally receiving artificial gravity from the Minbari.
Let's wait a little more to see some ships with AJP
Oh they got it !
Isa ships !
So you can play Isa and see how important the hit and run tactics is vital for some specific fleets
But remember some things if you are playing against someone using AJP tactics
Don't put ships at less than 5" from each other, don't put them all in the exact same direction, and use that first turn when you should have a lot more ships than your enemy. And use hull 6 or 5 to resist them.
And the most important : you can't put ships in Hyperspace in every scenario, only a few....
I have seen a Vorlon fleet "poping" in the middle of a old style human fleet just to be shot down by volleys and volleys of small close range weapons, loosing the game in a turn matter
If someone open an AJG he needs to wait until next turn to enter...use that momentum wisely
I don't think that is an "uberpower", but it will change soon like stealth, small craft, etc
Let's wait a little more