|Rebels are fighting both the Crystals and Privateers. Neither is optimal, both is fatal.|
Rebels began game with an anti-priv strategy of not putting beams on H carriers. So even if lost, they can't be used for robbing.
DM made strong territorial demands in our NAP which limited my only enemy to the privs.
With the help of DM robot mine laying and the lizard coming in from the other side, the privs were being slowly reduced.
Then Loner does what is smart and comes in to lay webs from cloaked MCBR's
Rebel then was in trouble, but Fed agreed to refit ships because Loner back stabbed him (he says).
Fleet getting refitted, but still losing to combined enemy forces. 10-15 ships in Fed hands including only refinery and he decides to drop.
He dropped. My drop was a knee jerk reaction, yes, but mostly recognizes the end is inevitable for the rebel without a third of my fleet and no fuel production .