the atom wrote:Ah, missed the transporter line, I'm an idiot.NecronLord wrote:Read for context. I was replying shortly after this post:The Romulan Republic wrote:I think Vader's precognition might save him from flying into a shield.
However, what about a transporter or torpedoes to take him out? A transporter might be a long shot against a small, evading target given their finickiness (in the reboot, at least, a transporter had trouble locking on to a couple falling humans), but its also something Vader might not be expecting. And even if the torpedoes missed, they're powerful enough that a near miss might be fatal to a mere fighter (how good is Vader's fighter in terms of durability/shielding?).
As for retreating, I suppose that depends on how far the Empire can track ships when they warp away. There's nowhere they can reach that's far enough away that hyperdrives can't catch up to them.
Edit: The sad thing is that even running away at the outset with zero casualties would be an improvement over the Rebels' performance.
And then:NecronLord wrote:I can see them trying to beam Vader out of his ship when he's flying away from them.
It's pretty obvious I'm talking about offensive combat use of the transporter; a thing the borg do now and then but that the Federation does very very rarely indeed.
This is the only instance I know of.