About Standard FormationEdit
This arguably the next most common fleet design. It places more emphgasis for defense on the first rank. This acknowleges that the front of the formation faces most of the attacks (over a third more). Toughening up the first rank at the expense of first rank firepower will add survivability to the entire formation.
Pro & ConEdit
- Places emphasis for defense on the first rank and thus allowing secceeding ranks a higher firepower:defense ratio.
- Offsets possible inadequate weapons research and/or inadequate weapons blueprints.
- Allows slightly more emphasis on firepower in the 2nd and 3rd ranks, at the loss of some defense capability.
- Makes the formation slightly more vulnerable to flank and rear attacks.