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BattlefieldBob
Caldari
Frontier Outcasts
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2011.08.04 20:36:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: BattlefieldBob on 04/08/2011 20:54:36
I'm considering setting up a POS in WH space. A medium tower should be able to defend against ships in C1 space, but would it survive a fleet of BSs in C2 space? If so, some setups would be nice. I'm trying to stay away from a large tower because of the fuel/cost.

Sippy Sexsmith
Posted - 2011.08.04 20:51:00 - [2]
 

You can not moon mine in whormhole space.

BattlefieldBob
Caldari
Frontier Outcasts
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2011.08.04 21:00:00 - [3]
 

I just realized that... Confused

So could a medium tower loaded up on defenses survive a raid in C2/C3 space?

Loki Sei
Posted - 2011.08.04 23:45:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Loki Sei on 04/08/2011 23:45:09
Originally by: BattlefieldBob
I just realized that... Confused

So could a medium tower loaded up on defenses survive a raid in C2/C3 space?


Just depends on how determined they are.

If you have a carrier and a rorq sitting out, or shiney nice labs, or other cool stuff lying around, you will probably not last long.

If you have a hanger, a SMA and nothing else but defenses, you will probably not attract alot of attention and be fine.

But really, as all things POS, if someone really wants you dead, you will die.

Lady Oxycontin
Posted - 2011.08.05 03:25:00 - [5]
 

A Med will work in a C1, but is begging for an invasion in a C2 the chances of which can be lowered by having a LS static or even lower if it has a NS static.

POS's rarely survive contact with a BS fleet, even moreso in WH's.

BattlefieldBob
Caldari
Frontier Outcasts
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2011.08.05 03:33:00 - [6]
 

Ok, one more question I have is, what tower to use for just pure defence? Amarr with lasers or Minmatar with projectile guns?

Mr Kidd
Posted - 2011.08.05 04:24:00 - [7]
 

No POS can survive a determined enemy.

A medium POS is not difficult to take down. A large POS is not difficult to take down. It's all just a matter of time. Medium's take less time. Large POS's take more time.

I started with a medium POS. But, after being in a few take down ops in w-space I wouldn't do it in anything but a large now.

Loki Sei
Posted - 2011.08.05 12:10:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: BattlefieldBob
Ok, one more question I have is, what tower to use for just pure defence? Amarr with lasers or Minmatar with projectile guns?


1) How many POS gunners do you have?

If you have a limited number of POS gunners, and no fleet to assist, I personally I like the Caldari with a crap ton of ECM for w-space.

In a C2 the major threats are remote repping BS gangs, supported with SB's and smaller ships. In "passive defense" I would have hardeners and ECM as the main defenses, with just enough guns (probably don't need more then medium guns as there will be no Caps) to deter some people. Same with webs for faster ships that just want to fly around and leak ammo out of the guns.

I would anchor a lot more guns and a least enough to let all the POS Gunners stay busy.

If attacked you can switch off the ECM an Hardeners and online guns.

Just my .02


Ingvar Angst
Amarr
Nasty Pope Holding Corp
Talocan United
Posted - 2011.08.05 12:47:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: BattlefieldBob
Edited by: BattlefieldBob on 04/08/2011 20:54:36
I'm considering setting up a POS in WH space. A medium tower should be able to defend against ships in C1 space, but would it survive a fleet of BSs in C2 space? If so, some setups would be nice. I'm trying to stay away from a large tower because of the fuel/cost.


Basic rule of thumb... if you can't go large, don't go. A lot of mediums in C2's attract attention simply because they're an easier egg to crack in holes that have higher demands (C2s). If you're in a C2, alone, don't expect the status quo to last, unless you have static Null/C5 - in which case you'll fail for other reasons.

Go large. Get a system with full POS fuel PI. Have a good half dozen or so active people with you. Even better yet, find an alliance like Talocan United (as an example) that may have holes already occupied with residents willing to let you set up in there as well. Strength is in numbers and solid defenses. Sorry, but a main POS that's a medium really isn't a wise choice.

Am Li
Caldari
0ne Percent.
Posted - 2011.08.06 05:44:00 - [10]
 

c2s are lonely worthless space, more than one person in the hole and its emptied. Set up a ****star youll keep the riffraff joy shooters from ganking your tower. The static is irrelevant to what will wander your way. If you look like a yum yum soft target you will die. If you are setup to hold down during long sieges you will survive. Move in, start training pos gunnery on all your accounts. Have months of fuel on hand to defend, and two or three loads of stront. Have your pos-repper t1 osprey throw aways ready. Keep your defenses online, youre in a wormhole you better be making enough to afford to burn the fuel.


 

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