and newbies will be conquered by pros. And if u don't have enough troops to protect urself from newb attack then... erm... good luck
Exactly. If you're in a situation where you need to trick a newbie... Then I'm not even sure what that would make you... An ultra newb? dare I say a noob? IDK. But it actually does work on occasion against middle of the road players. You just have to do more. Like add a jam or two, throw some spams, and if possible fire a nuke (if later in the era).
On occasion these things and things like moving 20 Spam squads at once to a friendly location and turning around mid-flight. (friendly location prevents an incoming scan from revealing they're spams) can sometimes buy you much needed time to prepare do something useful... like ya know, win the fight.
But if you're constantly relying on these tricks you won't last long.