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== Sweeping mines ==
 
== Sweeping mines ==
  
With the correct Technology unlocked [[Corvette]] class ships can fit Mine sweeping equipment in their Special function slot.Standard sweepers reuce Mine density by 20% per hour till its gone. Power Minesweepers can remove any minefield in a single hour.
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With the Mine Detection Techniques technology unlocked [[Corvette]] class ships can fit Mine sweeping equipment in their Special function slot.  
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Standard sweepers reuce Mine density by 20% per hour till its gone. Power Minesweepers can remove any minefield in a single hour.
  
 
=== Mine detectors ===
 
=== Mine detectors ===

Revision as of 10:02, 22 March 2019


  • Mine warfare technology is available to all civilizations through research (but not compatible with every hull).
  • Mine laying and detecting modules can be fitted to ships for the deploying of a player's own minefields and to see those laid by an enemy (access to mine detecting is available earlier than minelaying).
  • Player's ships and fleets are unaffected when passing through their own minefields.


Minefield expiration

Initially, a minefield starts out with 100% density. Over time, this density reduces as mines begin to fail. To replenish a minefield, you will need to re-lay in the same position. At the moment, a minefield will completely diminish around 48 hours. Future versions will offer additional minefield types/properties.

Laying a minefield

To be able to lay a minefield you need to:

  • Research Tactical space forces (which unlocks that civilization's minelaying compatible hulls)
  • Research Mine warfare (unlocks minelaying module)
  • Build a minelaying capable ship equipped with a minelayer module and an ordnance supply
  • Lay your minefield!


Minelaying1.png

The button to lay a minefield is on the fleet controls (on the right).


Minelaying2.png

The minefield's coverage can be viewed from further away. Hovering the minefield will reveal a tool-tip showing the current density of the minefield and its strength. Mines aren't static, but in constant movement across the range of the minefield.


Minelaying3.png

It's possible to see the locations/coverage of minefields from the star map's higher-level perspective.

Detecting mines

To gain access to mine detecting technology, you need to research Medium Weapon Systems. Mine detectors can be fitted to Corvette class hulls only. A Mine-sweeping corvette may perform its function if it is the flagship of a fleet, or if it is a solo ship.

A ship equipped with an active mine detector module will then be able to see minefields laid by other players (and avoid sending fleets to their doom!). Detection time varies by Tech level at present.

Access to this technology can come quite early in the technology tree. If another player manages to get close enough to one of your planets to lay a minefield around it, for now you'll have to wait for it to decay.

Stats

Minelayers

ImageNameLevelResearchSizePCDeployTime (H)Lifespan (D)Radius (LY)OrdnanceMax DamageFaCredits
Medium Minelayer1M08733001009001,000
Power Minelayer2M04729005001,8005,000
Power Minelayer3M04721,8001,0002,70010,000
  • Level: the tech-level
  • Research: the technology that must be researched to unlock this item for use
  • Size: Small, Medium or Large
  • PC (Power Consumption MWt): quantity of ship's power that will be consumed
  • DeployTime (H): time in hours needed to deploy a minefield
  • Lifespan (D): time in days until minefield will completely decay (disappear)
  • Radius (LY): the radius in light years the minefield will cover from the deploy point
  • Ordnance: how much ordnance is consumed/required to deploy
  • Max Damage: the maximum random damage that a ship passing through will take
  • Fa (Farsu): cost in farsu (added to ship total farsu cost)
  • Credits: cost in credits (added to ship total credit cost)

Sweeping mines

With the Mine Detection Techniques technology unlocked Corvette class ships can fit Mine sweeping equipment in their Special function slot.

Standard sweepers reuce Mine density by 20% per hour till its gone. Power Minesweepers can remove any minefield in a single hour.

Mine detectors

ImageNameLevelResearchSizePCDuration (H)Radius (LY)FuelFaCredits
Mine Detector1Mine Detection TechniquesS508?4002,500750
  • Level: the tech-level
  • Research: the technology that must be researched to unlock this item for use
  • Size: Small, Medium or Large
  • PC (Power Consumption MWt): quantity of ship's power that will be consumed
  • Duration (H): time in hours the detector can work for once activated
  • Radius (LY): the radius of coverage in light years the detector can see
  • Fuel: how much fuel is required to activate
  • Fa (Farsu): cost in farsu (added to ship total farsu cost)
  • Credits: cost in credits (added to ship total credit cost)

Minesweepers

ImageNameLevelResearchSizePCStart Delay (M)Radius (LY)Density per HrFuelFaCredits
Mine Sweeper1Minesweeping SystemsS15015? 4003,0001,500
Mine Sweeper2Minefield NeutralizationS15015?6%4005,0004,500
  • Level: the tech-level
  • Research: the technology that must be researched to unlock this item for use
  • Size: Small, Medium or Large
  • PC (Power Consumption MWt): quantity of ship's power that will be consumed
  • Start Delay (M): how long a minesweeper takes to begin sweeping once ordered to start
  • Radius (LY): the radius of coverage in light years the minesweeper can see/operate
  • Density per Hr: how much of a minefield can be swept per hour
  • Fuel: how much fuel is required to activate
  • Fa (Farsu): cost in farsu (added to ship total farsu cost)
  • Credits: cost in credits (added to ship total credit cost)

See also