Here is my point.... i was playing sins 1.06 trying to do my acheivements. When i hit the 'Go Big or Go Home' one..... i realize that I can almost skip all frigate until end game, or what should i say, until your Research are completed.So my all time favorite strategie is to focus on CS and research and skip ALL the lower part or the Military Tree (except for the LRM that unlocked the Bomber power upgrade research and of course the Repair platform. I spend on research and Economics instead of making smalls 'ready to get destroy' ships and i can get rid or 6 Hard AI random players and 3 normals on the Huge Multi Random (no team). Now that i got Entrenchment and after 5 games it still working. Even on Mid upgraded SB!!! Sure i gotta retreat sometimes and i do lost some CS(3-6 per game) but still....
The fact that i got VERY little supply and LOTS of money income , i beat the AI by the simple fact that i got More Quality rather than quantity . .... i already beat the AI after 1 hour just because i got SO much more bonus and I'm NOT loosing money by getting my Frigate destroyed/supply. Am I crazy or the frigate are pretty much useless until you got nothing more to do? and is it a viable tactic in MP? Plz i need comment on that
here is what i do... After the usual Send 2-3 scouts around i Salvage them to buil build my 2nd CS,,,, Colonize 3-4 planets. Build 2 more caps... colonize a bit more then stop my advance Fortify/Trade/Culture/research until i got 2 groups or 4 caps... then ill move forward.... if i can get 12 planets (2-3 chokepoints well fortify) its a Sure thing that ill beat All AI
Working good so far... about to try it on 9 Unfair AI soon
P.S, Sorry for the bad english. ... im a french Canadian ''that learn English by playing games'' person... so if your eyes bleed, i'm deaply sorry