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Old August 8 2013, 09:21 PM   #227
Re: Let's Discuss the Romulan Bird of Prey!

Ah, I got the wrong impression about the movie, which I have never seen, sorry to say... A Buckley wouldn't be quite as overwhelming an opponent to the sub as a full destroyer in terms of speed and gun firepower. That is, Kirk firing phasers at the distant Romulans when their cloak flutters would be analogous to a situation where a stable and speeding destroyer would be firing the 4.7in guns at a briefly surfaced sub - a fireworks display quite different from a badly rolling DE firing her 3in guns or Hedgehogs.

But as said, FASA gameplaying sometimes involves a Bird of Prey opponent that is a fairly even match to the Federation heavy cruiser, essentially a #3. In firepower terms, that is.

Timo Saloniemi
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