How to use monitors

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Mr.prowler
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How to use monitors

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These are "defensive" vessels right? What are they intended to defend? The slow thrust makes it seem like it would be a while before they could get close to most sectors, and they cant max thrust to make up for it. Are they meant to mostly defend BBs and dreads?

Lorn
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They are supposed to fight ships, thus have a longer Scan then normal and a smaller Sig. In addition to their lower speed.
Essentially they are super heavy frigates that are very slow.

_ghost_
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From turn 3 on the should be able to engage anything in the middle of the table

Mr.prowler
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Ahh thank you. I haven't had an opportunity to play with proxies yet so I don't have hands on experience. Has anybody made lists including them yet?

Stompzilla
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I quite like the look of the Scourge detector monitor. That might well end up in a battlegroup with an Akuma next time I'm playing around with lists.

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NiciusMax
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Both Scourge and UCM destroyers give really interesting options.

Really like the detector monitor for Scourge and the btl frigate for UCM

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Dread2005
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UCM Avalon is weaker Than 4x Viennas!!

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If you look at the Graph, and cost 4x Vienna Escort Frigates are why better than a single Avalon

Pros
- more Damage
- 3 points cheaper
- can target 4 enemys, can overcounter phr calypsos
- better armor/hp
- lesser Sig -2"
- 4x Ageis (4)
((- stunning better than the PHR Pandora and much cheaper...))

Cons
- lesser Trust -2"
- if 1 or 2 ships die they are weaker than a Avalon
- groups tend to get damage by exploding ships

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NiciusMax
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Yeah, looking forward to the Vienna. That will probably be the first UCM monitor I use.

Although not technically a monitir but an escort frigate.

I think the Pandora needs a points reduction in the next errata

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