Cesario wrote:So, Batman, when would this tactic have been useful when they didn't use it exactly? If the number of times was countless, surely you can point to some examples, right?
Funny--neither the Klingons nor the Dominion used warp strafing when they attacked DS9...which is likely THE best kind of situation that a warp-drive equipped ship could find itself in while attacking a stationary target. Yet they fought using impulse. Mind explaining why they didn't warp-straf when they would have had an EXCELLENT chance thereby to do so? Also, what about how the Scimitar dropped out of warp to attack the Ent-E in Nemesis
? Shouldn't Shinzon just have stayed in warp if doing so gives his ship an advantage, even if the Ent-E had a functioning warp-drive? And of course, there are a few episodes whereby Voyager has lost warp drive and the opposing threat of the weak hadn't switched over to warp to press home its advantage. And I don't have episode names on me right now, but that's only the TIP of the iceberg.
mutanthamster wrote:This sums up why the Star Wars superiority is not accepted. Star Trek does show warp strafing is effective, but this is simply denied. Also, why should a bald statement a Star Fleet ship cannot damage an Imperial ship be accepted.
Oh, please DO go back in your cage. There is absolutely nothing to show for it that ST ships can fire at STL targets while at warp. Worse yet, that battle in "Elaan of Troyius" is HARDLY the best example for what you're trying to prove. Spock was after all reporting the closing distance between the E-Nil and the Klingon ship in hundreds of kilometers over several seconds. And the visuals clearly show the Klingon ship traveling at sublight velocities. If any thing, that episode goes to show that warp-strafing is some thing which is done while being slower than light.
Destructionator XIII wrote:Several, actually.
Enlighten me, then.
Please. Fucking prove it.f
How about the fact that a 20years old troop transport has not one, but several turbolaser batteries rated at 200 gigatons? And these are further more DWARFED by the huge-ass HTLs on an Imperator
-class star destroyer? Last time that I checked, photon torpedoes are megatons on that scale. A whole fucking fleet of Federation ships could take an Acclamator on, and not hope even to bring down its shields (which are also rated at 15 teratons, to boot) after they've exhausted all their torpedoes.
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