In the scenario, however, you are playing to demonstrate your tactical, strategic ability etc rather than because the fate of 'real' nations are at stake. Wouldn't you want to put up a fight just to show that you could?
No. Because the audience I would be playing to knows I can't
In this situation, for example, I'd try to buy time for a top-secret fleet or at least ship to leave the Federation well-equipped
And how, exactly, would you do that?
(so that it would sitll technically exist), prepare for gurellia warfare
What do you mean by guerillia warfare? I sure hope you don't mean Trek ships ambushing Wars ones, because if you do, everything CC and up owns the entirety of Starfleet.
try to make alliances with the Alpha Quadrant powers (I'd say Dominion but it would make me look like an idiot- in a 'real' scenario it would be worth a try)
By all means do. You now have access to the resources of a power that is...still hopelessly outgunned by Star Wars.
get Section 31 and any similiar groups on-side on stealing Imperial tech or getting it from Rebel remnants which I know OOC exist
Congratulations! You have now available examples of a technology that, given several thousand years of technological advancement, you might actually decipher the workings of. Since you don't have
those several thousand years of technological advancement this helps you how, exactly?
absolutely refuse to surrender (it's not like execution will stop the wheels in motion, and I have no real fear of my life)
realize that for the Empire, executing the entirety of the Alpha Quadrant
would be trivial
in order to rally the people, and get info from enemy commander's minds (we have Betazoids...) to avoid battle and hide our main fleet as long as possible.
Whatever for? Your entire fleet can't kill a single measly VSD.
(I'm taking a gamble with that one- but there's at least a chance Vader will try to track down the mysterious Federation fleet still in Federation space, and the Empire will prevent things calming down by staying on a formal war footing. This also buys time to get Imperial tech)
No he wouldn't and no it doesn't. Your fleet, even if you managed to save all of Starfleet, is irrelevant
, and there's no way in hell you can reverse engineer Wars tech. When Trek goes up against Wars without
involving its Quasiomnipotents it loses, period.
I'm likely to still lose, but my probability of doing well enough that I will at least appear like an impressive tactician is non-neglible. What in 'reality' would be a senseless waste of lives would in the scenario be a fighting chance. (Primarily because in a scenario the standards for a plan being good enough are loewr)
No it wouldn't. Your chances for even annoying
the Empire are flimsy and your chances for a win are a flat out zero
because a single Star Destroyer outguns the entire Alpha Quadrant