Increasing The Size Of A Fleet -1 reply

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Freyr VIP Member

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#11 12 years ago

Atlantis;3535291Does the original game or manual refer to them as fleets, by the way? Far as i've seen, it's just a term that the players have came up with to describe the group structure... Just a thought. I prefer to think of the groups as "Task Force"s anyway, not fleets.[/quote]

[quote=the manual, Page 19]

...FLEETS

In Star Trek: Armada 2, ships can be grouped into fleets...[snip]

Yes, it does.

Plus, even if it didn't then considering its been in use for the past seven years then it would be accepted as the standard terminology anyway, because changing it at this point would just confuse everybody.




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#12 12 years ago
AdmarilRyan;3535364I alredy knew about that, I thought you meant you could group the groups of 16 together, which as far as I am awhere is impossible.

Oh i apologise, i missunderstood what you said. I thought you didnt know how to groups ships together. :p




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#13 12 years ago

Yeah, I was on the same train of thought as Ryan :)




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#14 12 years ago

Freyr;3535468Yes, it does.

Plus, even if it didn't then considering its been in use for the past seven years then it would be accepted as the standard terminology anyway, because changing it at this point would just confuse everybody.

Lol ok, was just a thought.

Actually, if it didn't, then it wouldn't even matter, because no gamer-made terminology would need to make sense or be canon. :P

As for bigger "fleets", you can do it (ish) by getting the normal group of 16 ships, and then getting extra ships to Guard each one of those 16 ships. Then you order the fleet around using those base 16 ships. The problem is that once one of the first 16 ships is destroyed, the ships that were following it will fall into disarray.




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#15 12 years ago

Well, as for the "Fleet" terminology, it comes from today's naval fleets, which can comprise very small numbers. For instance, squadron, or squad, is usually between 2 and 8 units (ships or people). There are 3 to 4 squads in a platoon, and 2 to 4 platoons in a battery. A battery would make up a medium fleet, in my mind. And a platoon would be a small fleet, which can be considered as few as 6 members (although, in most cases, 6 makes a good sized squad).

So, a platoon fleet can range in numbers from 6 for minimal; 32 for typical; and as many as 60 (or more) at max. A battery fleet can range from about 20 up to about 200, and a battalion fleet can range from about 100 up to about 1000.

I know it's confusing, but there are many factors to consider: Available personnel/equipment, type of unit, type of mission, attrition, supply, distance, and etc.

So, an infantry unit will generally have more members than a tank unit. The same applies to ships... the unit numbers will decrease as the ships get larger.

To sum up, since 2 ships make a minimal squad, and 3 squads can make a platoon, a 16 starship unit can easily be considered a respectable fleet. ;




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