5 forward weapons on an escort, worst idea ever. try tanking 5 DHCs, not going to happen. this will make 5 tac console ship firepower look like a joke. you know, it would be 1 thing if it was a fed pattern cruiser, that could only use beamarrays or singles. but a ship that will be useing DHCs?
And if it follows the 3-pack pattern of the Odyssey and Bortasqu and Vesta, then it will be Commander Tac plus Universal LtCmdr. Set the Universal for Engineer, go 5 DHCs plus CRF plus APO plus DEM (with Marion) plus Tac Capt stuff.
Gecko confirmed no broadside for it in the supplemental. So if it is the ship that breaks the 4/4... would it be 5/3 or perhaps 5/2 - depending on if it goes the 8 weapon Chel route or sticks to the 7 weapon Escort? Or will that be another ship that's coming?
It's going to be a Heavy Escort...so does one look at a 3pack of non-carrier Armitage, eh?
With Gecko referring back to ENT for the ship they wanted to get in...as far as weapon, could we end up with the Particle Cannon actually being a QBB (kind of like the Cutting Beam's actually a Turret sort of thing?) - cause if you watch the ENT ep In a Mirror, Darkly (Part 2) - it looks like the Kumari is firing a QBB, eh?