In a short while I'm going to be making a Romulan (Alien) Sci character, who's going to be flying Sci ships (since putting a Sci character in an Escort sounded silly). As the character is meant to be one who fled to the Federation after a Romulan attack on his home colony world (one of the ones attempting diplomatic relations with the Feds), I want him to be flying a ship that is obviously Federation, but still with some Romulan flavour to it. Are there any specific weapons systems, Boff powers, or consoles that would fill this dual affiliation?
If your set for escorts get the Multi Vector once u hit VA ofc, the romulans did have that ship captured from the federation for a while before our holografic crew took it back. Also its the only escort (i think o.o) wich has a lth commander station wich is prety good if your a sience captain i think. As for weaponary maybe youd use disruptor, since thats the romulans main weaponary , Bo setup would be something like most of escorts use these days.
As for another type of ship would be the vulcan sci ship wich as we know, has the most romulan flavour due to the fact that vulcans and romulans are long distant "cousins" kinda lol
As for your bof layout on both ships, the real question is what are you planing to do (that can also determine the ship type)
DPS - escorts,
crowd controll/support - science vessel
support/tanking - crusier
Would a Science character work in an Escort? I didn't think that would be a very effective combination, which is why I was thinking of going with a Science ship this time. Also, I don't tend to bother with PvP, so I'm not too fussed about what the best builds for that are.