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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 30
02-13-2010, 05:30 AM
The saucer sep on a Galaxy would be useless anyway. Its more of an escape mechanic than a "woohoo, split our forces and fight" mechanic.

Main Phaser energy is shunted through the warp drive for added power. The main phaser arrays are located on the saucer. Phaser array strips work together by adding the sum of their emitters segments.

So, in essence, you'd have a stardrive section without a large phaser to power, and a saucer section with a large phaser but not much juice to power it.

I could see it being a cool replacement for "abandon ship" allowing the using to fight just a bit longer in a saucer section. But I wouldn't expect to go toe to toe with any complete ships as a saucer.