The Romulans once more get reinforcements, which pleases Olivia, and another ship for the Enterprise era is most certainly Welcome. Though of course you can play it in any era you choose.
Romulan Birds-of-Prey were starships used by the Romulan Star Empire in the 22nd century. Green in colour, they were so named due to their distinctive avian appearance. They were equipped with disruptor banks, as well as advanced cloaking technology.
These vessels were first encountered by Starfleet in 2152, when the Enterprise NX-01 inadvertently encroached upon a Romulan-claimed star system, which was protected by a field of cloaked mines. Although Enterprise's quantum beacons proved successful in penetrating the mines' cloaks, they were useless against the Birds-of-Preys' more advanced cloaking devices.
So lets see what this little ship adds to the game......
Prototype cloaking device is a tech upgrade that as an action and disable gives the cloak action as a free action. You then must roll an attack dice, and if you roll a battlestations your hull sustains a damage. Whilst cloaked it also lets you perform the sensor echo action. Its potentially risky, but cloaking int he Enterprise era can be really powerful, suddenly the ship has a bucket load of defence dice, and since it did not have shields anyway you are not losing anything, well maybe a hull point!.
Disruptor banks are a 3 attack weapon, range 1-3 that when fired has 3 time tokens put on it. You can also use it when defending by discarding it to cause your opponent to roll 2 less attack dice, which in some cases can stop the attack completely, or make it so they can not do enough damage to destroy you, letting you live on for vengeance.
You can pick one up by finding your local game store here with an RRP of £12.99 it will add a great ship and solid cards to your fleet to bring glory to the Romulan Star Empire and re-enact some of those battles from Enterprise.
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