We did it with 850 pts, and no objectives, other than killing as much of the enemy as we could. I was a bit rusty on the rules but much fun was had by all: The beleaguered Kzinti defenders were a small Kzinti Task-force: three frigates; two destroyers; and a battle-cruiser. Even the smallest Kzinti ship pack four nukes. You have to love those crazy cats.
My Federation fleet left the useless lump of a Dreadnaught behind and instead took every smaller ship I own: the BC 'New Zealand' (NJ pattern but I had the points for the standard version) as flag; CA 'Enterprise'; CL Otago (an Aegis cruiser); FFB (ie battle frigate) Ramius and Tanabe and then the FF Burke. I lost the roll-off so had to deploy my fleet first.
The Federation fleet has well rounded ships, with a good number of heavy phasers and then photon torpedoes as their heavy weapon. The Kzinti fleet comes packing plenty of guided nukes, some heavy phasers and a whole mess of shorter ranged phasers. The going theory is they are designed for constant internecine warfare... The Kzinti commander was a scaredy cat and opted to back line his deployment and lob a wave of nukes in my direction. the brave Federation captains raised shields and plowed forward. good thing the fleet plan was simple - comms got a bit scrambled there with all the EMP from impacting nukes!
We broke contact at that point. The Kzinti had two ships worth of nukes there to get some payback, so I could easily have lost a couple of light ships of my own.... but staying engaged would have put the rest of their fleet at serious risk from the rampaging 'New Zealand'.
Seriously fund game of spaceships, thanks Jason! More ACTA tonight vs Chris and the Orions of doom. This has got me wanting to buy more ships...
Thanks for reading.