What good are huge armies when you have starships that can obliterate them (or even stun them) from orbit? Nah, I'm for a pass on this idea. Too much Star Wars meet LOTR meets 300 meets etc....
Trek has never been about armies. It's about what three guys can do on their own, assisted by the backing of a starship.
maybe, but the earth for instance has a planetary defense system. thus, i dont think obliteration from orbit would be plausible. but beaming down? i am not sure how many people can be beamed at a time, though. perhaps some new technobabble can be applied. like i said, just fun speculation and imagination. thanks for your thoughts everyone!