I liked that ship in Star Trek Armada I.....but it was a weak vessel to be hoenst
I found that it depended on how you used it in "Armada 1".
Back then you could only use your ship's special functions when all your subsystems were intact.
Since the Sensor Jammer took out a subsystem it meant a few Griffins could disable severa lenemy ships'
special skills with ease.
Well, I think when someone opens up a thread asking "what ships would you want" and someone throws in the Griffin it's one story.
But when someone opens a thread saying he wants the Griffin and it's obvious that totally out of the question the thread is pretty much -> 10Forward.:p
In all seriousness though, I would make this the other varient of the Mogai Escorts so we don't have to fight them . When the Rommies are finally playable, I suggest this become a Romulan cruiser. The Mogai (ironically) should be an escort...despite being bigger (since it has attack pattern alpha and mines with it on already). A confusing combination but realistic nonetheless .
Of course there are alot of Eaves ships that he came up with on the way to making others such as the the Mogai and the such. the swept back wings on one of the proposed Warbird Valdore look awesome imo