Hi all. I'm a first-time FREDer and my goal is to make a few co-op missions for Diaspora. I've attempted to read all the available instructions and FAQs, but it's possible I've missed some.
One of the bits of advice I read somewhere was that one should put cap ships in the mission first, try to balance that pretty closely, then add fighters -- this way the fighters (and thus the players) can be the deciding factor in the fight.
But in my early testing here, it seems that a battlestar (sobek class) can defend itself easily from multiple base stars because the flak arrays kill all the incoming cylon missiles. I just watched a battlestar prevail and take not a single hit, while killing a base star very quickly.
I was thinking I could add some raiders with orders to kill flak turrets on the battlestar, and maybe that would allow the missiles to get through. But I thought this might be a good excuse to stop lurking and register over here to ask what other people do to help the cylons compete?