AX flag cannons how to use

Dear team, I am eager to improve my fighting skill with hunting thargoids. but that is a very hard game. Besides the fact, that I still fly alone after month of searching for company, I still struggle with the use of the flag cannon. I am able to hunt down 5 marauder types with my kraight mkII, but when it comes to an interceptor with its swarm , i have no idea how to use the flak cannon. Just by chance I managed to reduce the swarm to 8%, the next moment I turned it was at 32% again and my hull was down to 56%. Its that hard for newbies and I was at least 20 times in the situation to simply gave up thargoid hunting, too many blown ups. My idea is to give a training area where i can try all the weapons. for now its very disappointing and frustrating to have no chance against these thargoids. I know that there are a lot of skilled commanders who may laugh about my comments, but everyone starts as a beginner and having the requirements so high is not encourging for everyone. I wont give up, but will take me another year to get some experience and success. Thanks for reading
 
you mean frag cannons?
they are close range weapons
think of them like shot guns.
you are supposed to be up in your opponents face to use them.
Also this is the suggestion forum not the help forum
 
Flak cannons, the ones you shoot the Thargon swarm with. They are a bit tricky. IMO, the best way to start learning them is to pull a reverski and shoot the swarm as it comes at you. I have also noted the Thargoid replenishing its swarm thing. They didn't do that the last time I was actively fighting them.
 
The only practical way to use flak cannons is having the swarm chase you, boost away, a 180 turn in FA-off (aka reverski), shoot the swarm. If the swarm is chasing anyone else, they.turn much too often to be targeted.
 
Dear team, I am eager to improve my fighting skill with hunting thargoids. but that is a very hard game. Besides the fact, that I still fly alone after month of searching for company, I still struggle with the use of the flag cannon. I am able to hunt down 5 marauder types with my kraight mkII, but when it comes to an interceptor with its swarm , i have no idea how to use the flak cannon. Just by chance I managed to reduce the swarm to 8%, the next moment I turned it was at 32% again and my hull was down to 56%. Its that hard for newbies and I was at least 20 times in the situation to simply gave up thargoid hunting, too many blown ups. My idea is to give a training area where i can try all the weapons. for now its very disappointing and frustrating to have no chance against these thargoids. I know that there are a lot of skilled commanders who may laugh about my comments, but everyone starts as a beginner and having the requirements so high is not encourging for everyone. I wont give up, but will take me another year to get some experience and success. Thanks for reading
Hey 7Seven,
have a look at this thread here:
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/anti-xeno-combat-initiative-and-ship-outfit-suggestions-for-all.390599/

It's has lots of information on how to fight the thargoids, videos of how which show the flak cannons being used against the swarm. Using the flak is hard to describe in words. Seeing them used, and the timing of the trigger release as the hud flashes red, gives a better understanding I think.

The thread author also started a group called the Anti-Xeno Initiative who have a discord (group) server and, by all accounts, they welcome new players who want to learn. The link is in the thread.

edit: clarifying
 
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Hey 7Seven,
have a look at this thread here:
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/anti-xeno-combat-initiative-and-ship-outfit-suggestions-for-all.390599/

It's has lots of information on how to fight the thargoids, videos of how which show the flak cannons being used against the swarm. Using the flak is hard to describe in words. Seeing them used, and the timing of the trigger release as the hud flashes red, gives a better understanding I think.

The thread author also started a group called the Anti-Xeno Initiative who have a discord (group) server and, by all accounts, they welcome new players who want to learn. The link is in the thread.

edit: clarifying
Hello Sgurr, thank you very much, I will check out the link to get more informations and maybe give it a second try with the AXI, for the first time it did not worked out for me, I had to high expectations.
 
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