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# 633
01-18-2013, 09:22 AM
Originally Posted by bluegeek View Post
However, we have the precedent set by the Defiant that skews what the role of an escort really ought to be. The thing was specifically designed to fight the Borg, whereas the cruisers aren't.
Not entirely accurate. The Defiant class was originally conceived of as part of the Anti-Borg task force (along with classes like the Akira and Steamrunner for example), but the first prototype failed miserably and was repurposed into a warship aimed for service on the Dominion front.