Ahem. Given the angle at which it was deployed in Aristeia, if Noémie didn't manage to get through the communication jamming to get reinforcements, the Medea would have reduced TF Wargods into molten metal pieces, on its own. Diomedes are truly scary ships. As for Darkest Hour's Diomedes, well, they were just caught with their pants down and jump drive not recharged. **** happens, this is war.
Eh? I'm not sure how...perhaps I need to look into that mission a bit, but it always seemed to me like the significance of Noemi's trick was that it allowed for the Medea to be dealt with quickly enough to save one or two of the Sanctus cruisers, as well as avoid having the Indus and Yangtze divert to duke it out with the Medea to finish it off.
I mean, the Medea is a threat, sure, but one capable of killing the Indus, Yangtze, two Sanctus cruisers, the Agincourt, and two Oculus ships? Come to think of it, with two Oculus ships and the electronic capability of the other UEF ships present, how long would the GTVA local jamming have held up if it became a priority?
Either way, two TSlashBlue's can't be all that threatening when faced with a dozen gauss cannons that outrange them and can kill them in one or two shots. The Medea would probably get away safely enough, but I have trouble seeing how it would pull an all-kill by itself in that kind of situation.
DH Diomedes caught with its pants down? Was it? I thought it was purposefully sent in to finish off Rheza Station? IIRC, at best, it (usually) just finishes off the Vatican and does some damage to the Indus before being destroyed. For the situation it was in, it was a tad underwhelming (and it seems like Diomedes are the only kind of GTVA ship in WiH that typically gets destroyed before it can jump out, now that I think about it
Keep in mind that, post Aristeia, beam jamming is now becoming a pretty common part of UEF EW capabilities. Shock jumping has suddenly become a much less deadly tactic.
Really? How, exactly? Can't the GTVA just use some of their own AWACS ships (and electronics packages, like on the Raynor) to counteract that? Worst case scenario, they just use a few TAG-A's or TAG-B's. And if there isn't an Oculus around (or a very timely EMP missile), would it even need any of that in the first place?
And the UEF can't have a good number of Oculus ships left, at least at the time of Sunglare. After losing two, possibly three of them in the span of a couple weeks, it makes me wonder--especially because the tech database implies that the number of Oculus ships to escape the Fall of Jupiter was in the single-digits to begin with.