Originally Posted by gswift
The counter to corellian gunships would be ISD and VSD, according to the quick ref guide. However, the quick ref guide has a bunch of things that are wrong... in the current version. But I'm just a droid, ...and not very knowledgeable about these things.
The Acclamator is also a great counter to the Corellian Gunship (although not listed as such in the guide). It's dripping with varied weaponry, and it's the fastest frigate in the Imperial arsenal. I've recently become a big fan of this little frigate (a big reason I want to play a tech-1-only conquest game).
In my last conquest game, even at tech 5 I was making big use of Acclamators, specifically as a Tartan replacement for (not quite as efficient, but still decent) fighter/bomber control and also to slice through enemy corvettes/gunships - which they do very
well...and even to gang up on enemy capital ships. I had six of them tear down Home One - and THAT was fun! I lost three of them, but made the remaining ones finish the task before I reinforced. The secret was to boost weapons immediately, then take out Home One's turbolasers as fast as possible (his ion cannons were rendered moot as my shields were down anyway).
Edit: Misread part of quoted post.