Using bobmers in 3 waves instead of one wave is the key to sink halycons.
And this is why you bring more than 1 Halcyon along when you see late-game bomber spam. With two Halcyons (and presumably enough antimatter) you can stagger their TK push so that there is no longer an opening. I still think Advent is the strongest faction late game, but Vasari are definitely well suited to take them on.
If someone already brought this up forgive me but doesn't repulse compare quite well with armistice? I mean arm takes out your ships, but repulse just affects your enemy. It's only weakness comparitively is it's range, due to the fact that it can be used far more often.
Armistice completely stops all fighting, whereas repulse pushes low-ranged units away. Similar in some respects, but not comparable.
I do agree, however, that repulse is definitely more in line with capital ship abilities than cruiser abilities.