I'm outfitting a Dominator-class Cruiser and I'm curious as to how useful certain Components will be for an assault ship. While the Invasion Bridge, BG-15 Assault Scanners, Barracks, and Drop Pod Launch Bays are all obvious in how useful they will be, there are a few others that leave me wondering.
Nova Cannon: The ship comes with this, so it's going to be there. It seems like it will be great for punching holes in orbital defenses (and possibly minefields) from a standoff distance. However, I am wondering if this is also useful for direct bombardment of ground targets. I have never heard of weapons other than Macrobatteries and Lances used for orbital bombardment, so is it even possible to bombard with a Nova Cannon?
Disruption Macrocannon Broadsides: Is there some reason that these could not be used to bombard? I like the idea of knocking power out over a large swath of ground - hitting hive cities, ground-based defense weapons, etc. so that they can be captured relatively intact by the troops the ship is dropping.
Torpedoes: This ship will not be mounting Torpedoes, but otherwise this is the same question as with the Nova Cannon - can Torpedoes be used to bombard ground targets?