So, Excelsior loaded out with:
Tuvok, Lojour and the Doctor for the ability to fire a Torpedo every
turn… Pretty good, and with Tuvok it has the potential of 9
hits. Potential, but the odds are really not that good I think.
Spock, Navigational Deflector … With the probably free Scan
action, I get the Battlestations turned over to Hits for free and since I am
bound I think to find a LOT of mines in some builds. I give up the
potential for that 9th hit, but I get more actual hits overall I
think… And overall I would say no to this build, but in this one
specific event with the Thollian Web being what it is?
Both lack what I think might be the critical re-roll
ability… Moving from CPT Picard to say, Sisko gives me some re-roll
ability but Skill 9 and the Free Action are really quite good…
Kind of weird, making one of the older style (TOS) ships essentially my
Flagship, but I am finding it to be a pretty good ship overall… The
ability to one shot a lot of other “ships of the line” is really quite
nice… I am not so sure cloaking is dead, but there are now a fair
number of things that can remove it… The Voyager is quite nice as a
solid ship but I think it lacks a bit for me to make it my main ship for a
fleet build. The Reliant and Miranda Class ships are good solid
second line or support ships, but I am not convinced that the swarm is the way
to win a timed event…
I have a few builds in mind, but since the event is in a few hours.... Looks like the Fed Fighters and the combo of the Excelsior and Voyager being run by CPTs Picard and Kirk... Simple enough and I DO like the Torpedo boat thing. Next event will likely be a swarm thing.
Signed up for Gen Con, going Saturday and playing in at least one of these events there... Looks like it will be fun :-)