Nah. Gazelle's came about originally in the small ship Traveller universe. when you have 1200 ton cruisers, a 300 ton fleet escort makes sense. When you expand cruisers to 60000 tons, 300 tons is a gnat... But the same goes for all the original ship designs. They scale horribly to the naval ships in HG. But they work quite well when kept in the LBB small ship universe.AnotherDilbert wrote: ↑Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:02 amI don't think Battle Riders are a good idea in MgT2. A Battleship will have a lot more Hull points, and hence be a lot harder to kill. But I have only worked through a few simple examples.
The Battle Rider was a tactical response to the LBB5 principle that when a spinal meson hit the target was destroyed, no matter how large or well protected.
Since MgT2 combat is entirely attritional, the Battleship is now the better choice.
A fleet escort wouldn't be 300 tons, it should be 3,000 tons.