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# 14
01-07-2013, 11:28 AM
Originally Posted by aethon3050 View Post
I'd like to see the KDF get something like the Fleet Nova, or the Fleet Luna. Those both have 3 or more tac consoles AND 3 or more tac powers...yet they're still science ships, not tactical ships.

I guess the way to sum it up is 'science ship with teeth'.
I'm with you on this, it's just know...the Varanus is called a "Support ship" because that's its actual function and this is refelcted in its BO layout.

Out of universe, why they gave it the 3rd Tac console instead of another Science or Engineering console is a bit of a mystery to me, but it might be because they didn't want to overspecialize it like the DSSV or make it too tanky given the repair drones.
In-universe...well it's possible the Varanus is expected to support its fleet/squad with some more firepower.

Given their level and BO layout, I'd probably make the smaller Phalanx a rough counterpart to the Fleet Nova and the Fleet Draguas some kind of Fleet Nebby.