Teaos wrote:I dont think they would have done as well, the Klingons were quick and brutal. The Romulans are more like Cardassians in their style so probably more easily countered.
Teaos wrote:The Federation tend to have fewer more powerful ships much like the Romulans and they were at war with the Cardassians for years.
The fact that the Klingons do fight differently with more smaller craft could very well be a major advantage to them.
And I wouldnt bet on suprise being on the Romulan side, The Cardassians have one of the best intelligence agencies in the quadrant and share a common boarder with the Romulans...
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I wonder if the Federation or DSN would've gotten involved, like what happened in WOTW.
Actually the Feds tend towards medium sized ships for the bulk of their fleet, with the GCS, Nebs, etc being unusual (although obviously not to the same extent as the Vor'cha and Negh'var). They also have a notoriously shite ground force, while the Cardies are one of the few with some evidence of a decent ground force. I've long hypothesised that this difference was the cause of the Cardie-UFP stalemate.
The Feds ship have tended to be of comparable size to the other powers, or at least of comparable power which is more relevant. It would be of a closer make up to the Romulans than the Klingons.
Teaos wrote:The Feds ship have tended to be of comparable size to the other powers, or at least of comparable power which is more relevant. It would be of a closer make up to the Romulans than the Klingons.
And the Federations fighting style is similar as well, Attack, cripple, with draw if losing.
I think a Caradassian/Romulan war would be very similar to the UFP/Cardassian war.
While the Romulans could do misinformation I think it would be a much smaller surprise, especially since the Cardassians would naturally have a huge sensor network around their boarder.
Look at the size of a typical Fed ship. Then look at the size of a D'Deridex, which formed the overwhelming bulk of the front-line Romulan fleet during TNG and DS9. The Feds are dwarfed.
I don't - I think a society as militaristic as the Romulans would be much better prepared to take on the Cardassians on the ground, while retaining or exceeding the Federation's superiority in space.
Assuming such a network exists, for which we have no evidence, it would only tell them that they'd just been invaded. This would be utterly useless, as the large number of ships and colonies going up in smoke would inform them of that very soon afterwards. It certainly didn't help them when the Klingons invaded - Sisko's warning was of far greater use, as it allowed them to begin mobilisation before the attack was launched.
Teaos wrote:Okay I'll give you that the Romulans build bigger. But I still think that is more or a negative than a positive. The polar opposite to the Klingon fleet.
I dont think we have ever really seen the Romulans in ground warfare, apart from a mention in Nemesis that they use Remans as shock troops.
As for space battles, the Federation has shown to be superior to the Romulans in this field when in a fair fight, thus we can assume the Romulans would not fair better against the Cardassians.
As you said, the Romulans have fewer larger ships, most likely unable to sow the massive chaos the Klingon fleet did. And in the end, be more easily countered.
How exactly is having ships that can punch harder than anyone else's a negative?
We've frequently seen the Feds in ground warfare. They're crap.
Since when? Of the three in TOS the only one-on-one was an exceptionally close fight. The only engagement involving D'Dderidexes was an alpha strike that almost knocked out the E-D's shields. Every other time one side or the other backed off to avoid starting a war, not out of any concern about their tactical position.
A fleet of battleships countered by a fleet of light cruisers? Don't be stupid. The Cardies would certainly have fewer problems with raiders striking at undefended positions, but that small advantage is overwhelmed by the force the Romulans would be able to put into their main punches.
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