CoolGuy wrote:My HQ8 has never put an airstrike on a SC. If you think you have a live base you use a minor unit to trigger the SC, then deal with what comes out.
Agree. For lower level bases, better just to trip the SC with a soldier/stormie, itho/kubaz, or bantha/dew. Whatever it takes to get into the trigger zone. Drop some type of bait to draw the troops outside the shields and walls, and kill while they are in motion. SC and gr units can't multitask (shoot and move at the same time). If not, just Kessen shot the SC. With lower level bases, a Kessen shot is fairly easy. As DS said, look for glowing barracks, factories, turrets or structures. Dev bases don't have active armories, so you should not see any gr or buffed turrets/structures if it's a dev base.
In wars, where there's a high likelihood of high level SC troops, that might be the time to snipe the SC with a starship. Of course, you will need the SC in the open or you need to clear the shield without tripping the SC.