Not if he has enough sinks. Lets say I take a majority of patrol ships to a match and you have a good mix, skirmish through battle. My force outnumbers yours 8 ships to 5. Lets even say you win initiative and I move first. I move my first ship behind a piece of terrain where you are unable to hit it. You move a ship. I move my next ship along the back side of the map, totally out of range. You move another ship. I move my third ship off along an edge, again, out of your range. You move and I park another ship behind terrain. You move and again, one of my ships moves outside the range of your weapons. Now, You're out of ships to move and don't have a single shot. At this point I line up my three big bore sighted beams on whatever I want and fire away.mrambassador1 wrote:You don't need to pick the one and only ship you want to shoot at, he might be able to protect (move last) one or two of his ships but you still get good shots at the first ships he moves. If he's hiding behind terrain or keeping half his fleet at the other end of the field, then send some of your ships there as well. If he moves ships on the left side first then hit em with the half of your force on the left, if he moves right first, then hit them with your ships on the right. You might not be able to get your favourite target but you will get something, maybe not the first or second ship you move, but the 3rd or 4th should be able to find something, and once you start whittling away his small ships he'll run out of initiative sinks and then you can take out his big guns.
Next round, rinse and repeat. Provided I can keep my sinks out of range and out of sight I will continue to get plenty of good solid bore sight shots.