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Old September 8 2013, 06:31 PM   #20
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Re: Yesterday's Enterprise: How is the Federation Losing So Badly?

blssdwlf, fully agree with much of what you said, particularly this:

blssdwlf wrote: View Post
Ah but I'm not talking about old vs new. I'm talking about numbers of ships. (And to your argument, "A modern DDG could wipe the floor with a squadron of older ships" but a squadron of modern DDGs will wipe the floor with a squadron of older ships.)
On the latter, this is how I've always thought about the effectiveness of the Miranda class, particularly in her 23rd century heyday. She's got a lot of weapons emplacements, but odds are being smaller she's probably not quite as powerful as the Constitution. Still, even in the 24th century, a swarm of them could surely take down a bigger ship.
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