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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
01-30-2010, 02:23 PM
Originally Posted by Nador_Ekoor View Post
I have been thinking on this and wanted to know what other Star Trek fans thought as well. I believe that the Cardassians were expert Engineers, but not as focused on battle or science.

1. We know that the Cardassians aren't battle hardened Soldiers like the Klingons or Gorn. Heck, a chief security officer got pounded by Major Kira.

2. We also know that although the Cardassian union expanded, it was limited to a specific sector and the Science/Exploration levels weren't even close to that of the Federation.

If both of these comments are true, how did the Cardassians fight wars against the Federation and Klingons and reach a draw? Why were the Galors and Keldons so feared if they were inferior to the Federation's battleships?

I believe that the Cardassians ability to get the most out of what little they had proved to be the difference. They made vastly inferior cruisers strong enough to battle against stronger factions and that is what Engineers do best.

Just a topic of discussion to pass time...Please let me know your thoughts.
That makes a lot of sense. While the ships might not be as strong as a either the Federation or Klingon counterparts, the fact they could make them nearly on par and probably for a good deal less made them extremely dangerous encounters. I keep recalling "Sacrifice of Angels" with that good sized fleet pounding the Federation/Klingon fleet.

Although as a player faction, I'm quite eager to see how they would be since as per their treaty with the Federation, they wouldn't field a military as long as the Federation patrolled their space.