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Tough Little Ship

by Stephen Lee, Staff Writer

22nd December 2008

No, the Riker boys aren't gushing about the U.S.S. Defiant again. I'm talking about another ship that was released in the Deep Space Nine expansion, the Cha'Joh. This ship was commanded by Lursa and B'Etor, the Sisters of Duras.

The ship comes with standard Cloaking Device and attributes (7-5-5) typical for an old, obsolete Bird-of-Prey, but because she may benefit from having two matching commanders, this old bird's got a lot of fight left in her. With Captain's Log in play and the sisters aboard, the WEAPONS and SHIELDS are +6. Throw in Bynars Weapon Enhancement, Senator Cretak or tactics and we're talking about some serious firepower.

A less obvious strength of the Cha'Joh is that she has no staffing requirements. This means any one Klingon or Romulan personnel can staff the ship. You can also report her to your personnel on a planet at any time via Hidden Fighter, and for armada decks, the Cha'Joh is immune to Obelisk of Masaka. Not the Defiant, but a tough little ship indeed.

Combos:

Deck:

Make sure you have Hidden Fighters and OFFICER or Leadership personnel in your opening hand. Download Kazon Collective, Kazon Warship with Spacedoor and Seska with Defend Homeworld. A good opening hand will have a Kazon Warship and at least two Romulan ships staffed for instant pressure on your opponent.




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Mission (6)
Mission
1 U 1511x Amnesty Talks
U1x Cloaked Mission
R1x Compromised Mission
92 U1x Liberation
R1x Wormhole Negotiations
Romulan
18 P1x Investigate Sighting II

Seed Deck (30)
Dilemma
U2x Dead End
5 R1x Ferengi Infestation
C6x Scientific Method
23 C2x Spatial Rift
P4x Unscientific Method
Doorway
13 U1x Bajoran Wormhole: Mirror Universe
30 R1x Barzan Wormhole
C1x Battle Bridge Door
C1x Q's Tent
P1x Spacedoor
32 C1x Temporal Micro-Wormhole
Facility
Kazon
55 C1x Kazon Outpost
Romulan
R1x Continuing Committee
R1x Office of the Proconsul
Incident
27 U1x Obelisk of Masaka
29 U1x Q the Referee
R1x Quark's Isolinear Rods
Objective
C1x Assign Mission Specialists
41 U1x Defend Homeworld
U1x HQ: Secure Homeworld

Draw Deck (30)
Doorway
U2x Ready Room Door
U1x Temporal Vortex
Event
U1x The Big Picture
Incident
29 U1x Q the Referee
67 R3x War Council
Interrupt
U4x Hidden Fighter
C1x Palor Toff - Alien Trader
Personnel
Non-Aligned
6 P 571x Vina
Romulan
174 R1x Dr. Telek R'Mor
3 U 1941x Karina (Homefront II)
R1x Lovok
2 U 1621x Mirok (Interphase Researcher)
R1x Parthok
1 U 3681x Selveth (Homefront II)
R1x Senator Cretak
R1x Senator Vreenak
1 R 3761x The Viceroy (Homefront III)
1 R 3781x Tomalak (Homefront III)
R1x Vakis
98 R+1x Velal
Romulan/Klingon
P1x Sisters of Duras
Ship
Non-Aligned
R1x Phoenix
Romulan
C2x Science Vessel

Battle-Bridge Side Deck (8)
Tactic
C8x Full Phaser Spread

Q the Referee Side Deck (13)
Doorway
P1x Space-Time Portal
Event
R1x Bynars Weapon Enhancement
U1x Captain's Log
C1x Establish Landing Protocols
U1x Fair Play
U1x Masaka Transformations
Incident
64 C1x The Kazon Collective
Personnel
Cardassian/Kazon
113 R1x Seska
Non-Aligned
R1x 10 and 01
Ship
Kazon
197 R1x Kazon Warship
Romulan
R1x Apnex
C1x Science Vessel
Romulan/Klingon
R1x Cha'Joh

"outside the game" (4)
Doorway
U2x Bajoran Wormhole
Personnel
Romulan
U1x Parem
C1x Selok



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