ANNOUNCEMENT: This forum has been archived and its community moved to the Star Wars Gamer forum. mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: Turbolasers and Shields?
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 04-07-2006, 10:48 PM   #1
Lord Pickle
@Lord Pickle
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 46
Turbolasers and Shields?

Do you use turbolasers and shields on planets? If so which ones? Do you build mines instead of turbolasers and a shields or which do you build more of?
Lord Pickle is offline   you may:
Old 04-08-2006, 05:43 AM   #2
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 21
i usually have my 'frontline' planets well defended, ie turbo, shield, ion/hyper (depending on SS level) lots of buildings that spawn troops and generally no mines

i start out a match with maybe 2/3 mines on a planet and some in the backwards like alzoc with 5, i then progessively sell these as i get more planets and my income stabilises at about 3/4k a day, sometimes more or less. this allows me to fortify places like byss, geonosis, taris etc. if i have a large level ss, or can build a large ss i usually put space defence batteries, ie ion or hyper as well.

but yeh turbo lasers + shield + cool garrison and ground forces = kick ass fun battle. especially on places where the shield gen is either inside the shield or far away on an island with a tower guarding it
FunkyDwarf is offline   you may:
Old 05-28-2006, 07:58 AM   #3
Darth Anarch
@Darth Anarch
Junior Member
Darth Anarch's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Norway
Posts: 366
I'm much more inclined to build turbolasers and shields if I'm playing Empire. The Rebels are so fond of using the "Raid" ability and landing a (typical) force of Han and Chewbacca, 1-2 artillery units and some Assault Speeders. At this point shields become essential, as the artillery rockets won't pass through (provided you've upgraded, of course).

If I play Rebels I only bother with these on worlds where I know I'll have trouble holding the Imps away in space battle (because of few space forces or a low-level space station on a frontier world) or on planets where the Imperials will have an advantage, such as Jabim (no repulsorcraft, which hurts the Rebels more than the Imperials) or Korriban (Imperial heroes receive bonuses).

"We think in language; therefore, the quality of our thoughts can only be as good as the quality of our language."

-- George Carlin
Darth Anarch is offline   you may:
Old 07-02-2006, 08:45 PM   #4
Thrawn3.14's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 47
As the Empire, I will build almost entirely defensive structures; my typical front line planet will have:

A shield
A Magnapulse Cannon
A Hypervelocity Gun,
and factories to provide garrison units.

As the Rebels, I generally focus only on space defence; the credits I save allow me to heavily defend the space around my worlds. If they can't break through my space defence, they can't invade the planet.

On hard to defend worlds I will place several factories to produce garrison units. The only planet I defend heavily on both land and space is my Capitol (where I keep Mon Mothma). This planet will have a large defence fleet (large enough to serve as an invasion fleet), and a level 5 Space Station.

On the surface of my Capitol I will have:

An Ion Cannon
A Shield,
and Turbolasers
The rest of the build slots will contain factories to produce garrison units.
Thrawn3.14 is offline   you may:
Old 07-03-2006, 08:26 AM   #5
Darth MD
@Darth MD
Darth MD's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 26
I keep my frontline planets well defended,with all the defensive structures,the next line of planets are defended but just with shields and turbolasers,and the last planets are just with shields,i use them for credit production,i ussually play with The Empire and I like to be defended against raids.
Darth MD is offline   you may:
Post a new thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > LucasForums Archive > Star Wars: Empire At War > EaW General Discussion > Prepare For Ground Assault! > Turbolasers and Shields?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 AM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2015 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.