Mark wrote:Now, that said....I've come up with an explination (possibly). If the Cylon mindset is based around the idea of resurection, perhaps they're not overly concerned about building survivable ships?
Captain Seafort wrote:Not necessarily - the main reason Cylon missile spam is ineffective is because of the Battlestars' flak barrier. With the virus disabling their systems, that flak barrier would be removed, making the stand-off missile spam a good way of staying clear of any Colonial attempts to ram (assuming engines can be more easily switched over to manual control than weapons).
Mark wrote:I agree......but I'm having a hard time why they can be so much more advanced than the Colonials in most techs, but be around 70 to 100 years behind the Colonials in weapons and defensive techs.
GrahamKennedy wrote:Unfortunately for them, it hasn't worked out that way. Perhaps Battlestars are faster than the Cylons expected, or their guns longer ranged or more accurate. Whatever, Battlestars have consistently been able to close to within gun range and plaster the base stars.
Cpl Kendall wrote:One wonders what the Cylons intended to do if the virus failed or for reasons unknown, the Colonial Fleet survived in numbers to fight back. One Battlestar's flak guns are capable of holding off at least two Baseships (Pegasus would likely have taken out all three at New Caprica if fully crewed, w/flak up) but they are obviously not designed to work alone. Lots of the show points to them operating in groups, which means escorts and a stronger flak barrier.
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