Alright, well regardless of what the ppl say here, MARZA's aren't the only powerhouse of the TEC, but Missile Barage is one of it's most powerful abilities... Anyway if you're a Carrier buff, having 1-2 hoshiko's for every 1 Percheron can work, but that's why Garda's and Capital Ships exist. Capital ships draw fire, and have the sheer capacity to hold them off while awaiting for support, especially if you have a Dunov with shield restore or a group of Hoshiko's nearby. Garda's, while not the best flak frigate in the game, are still Flak frigates and still do their job, especially if you have a Kol Battleship naerby with it's Flak burst ability, it can take out a decent amount of Advent squadrons, especially if it's being focused on. Rarely, against Ai that is, do they ever bother to hunt down and kill your carrieris to clear the air. That being said, I, personnaly find the strong vs. bla bla thing at the bottom a load. A bomber can kill a siege frigate way easier than a fighter can, all it's there for is to show what the AI will attack first. Same thing with Cobalts. LRM's, especially with their special ability(forget what it's called) can take out a clustered group of carriers before even the enemy Illums or Kanraks can move into range.
If ya don't feel like reading all that above, here's a summary!
1. Use Hoshiko's with Dunovs and Kols
2. Use LRM's... Alot
3. I don't think an AI enemy will care about you're Percherons if there's a Capitol Ship(or 3) in their midst.
4. Losses WILL be taken, but only the TEC has the capacity to recover that fast.(KAMIKAZEE!!! )
5. DONT ONLY USE PERCHERONS , TEC fleets are like a puzzle, they work(look-puzzle) better with diversity, whether in small numbers or large.
Koda0-Hope it helps
P.S. I would do use bombers, becuz they both kill stuff faster, I have at least 20-15 Garda's and if a single enemy squadron is re-generated, ALL of your fighters chase it down.