Re: "She can still outrun us, and outgun us."
A border patrol and escort vessel might explain why there seemed to be so dang many of them.
For my money, a Miranda
can probably maneuver circles around a Connie
at impulse and get off a lot of hits against her from her many weapons, but the Connie
could probably outrun her in a straight line at full impulse or warp speed and would probably have a higher 'capacity' for her phaser blasts from her fewer banks.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q