Hm, that is interesting. I wouldn't have thought that. Thanks! Any other ideas?
Three single cannons and one torp fore, three beam arrays and one torp aft. (my torp choices are hargh/hargh or hargh/breen mine torpedo).
the ship's got enough maneuverability to keep things in the 37.5 degree 'broadside' arc where all 6 energy weapons fire, does great damage, and lets you run Scatter Volley 2 and Fire at Will 2 or Fire at Will 3 and Scatter Volley 1 (with tac team 1 either way) for lots of AoE damage and more damage than just running beams.