Found 4 rangers over the course of 10 game years, and BOY did I need them
There I was minding my own business and massing transports to take out an evil race building thier own armada of transports when luck struck and I found my second LUCKY RANGER with mass drivers 35 armor 23 speed 3. I was going in ---BUT WAIT---!!!!!!
I get a message that my prey have found a precursor cruiser, so I hit the go key and I am off. I already have 2 and a supporting fleet of heavy fighters so i expect to get a few extra ex points for my rangers and nothing else. I wait untill I am in strike range before declairing war but they beat me to the punch and declare war on 3 other races1 One is neutral like me and the other two are good .The neutrol race asks for help so I do, and one good guy surrenders to the other. After this bit of odd news I look over the evil races military level and it is now more than double of my own rating, THAN I SEE IT! The ship was Deep red in color with yellow trim, the aft engineering section spun lazily as she drifted in space. The evil race i was fighting were a design of my own baseded on the snake picture and they flew black and dark green ships. It looked like a Dreadlords Cruiser!!! I turned my fleet and headed to their planet by a more indirect course.I then spent the next 40 min. real time developing the logistics to for a fleet with the 4 rangers i found. Lucky for me they parked on thier home planet and waited for me, but it still took out 2 rangers and crippled the outers. The stats as i rember were Laser 30/30 missiles 30/30 and mass drivers 30/30, with 200 hit points. I had turned off mega events. I hope I find one of these monsters next.