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The Wrath of the Alliance

by Michael Shea, Regent of the Alliance

3rd October 2019

Since the long-awaited introduction of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance (KCA) in set 46 Shattered Mirror the affiliation has made quite the impact on Second Edition. While the card-pool of nouns is limited, the affiliation has access to a number of verb tools to help them complete missions and score victories. Tools like The Central Command and The Enemy of My Enemy as well as Standard Punishment have proven their worth in the typical KCA deck. But, up until now, the most successful KCA builds have leaned almost entirely on the Cardassian wing of the KCA for their most impressive victories. 

Now, with the introduction of the Regent's flagship - Regency 1 - that can begin to change. Let's take a look at the card...

Regency 1

When you play this ship, you may discard an [AU] card from hand to download a Maneuver event for each Mirror mission you command. Right now, there's one such mission in the game: Bajor, Terok Nor. But, the funny thing about keywords in this set - is they tend to pop up when you least expect them. So, it certainly wouldn't surprise me if we see the Mirror keyword again sometime soon.

With the Regency 1, a whole new tactic for the KCA player becomes available - the use of battle to obtain swift victory. For example use your Regency 1 to put a Cardassian in your discard pile for later use with Enemy of My Enemy to download War Without End. With the right set-up, fro example a lucky draw of Call to Arms (or the download of such with Quark, Simple Barkeep) and a Brink of War in your opponent's core, your battling ships can easily earn you twenty points if you've got the right KCA folks in play. If you manage to do that twice, you're well on your way to a two-mission win!

The attached deck is meant to do just that. The idea is relatively simple, use your dilemma pile to slow your opponent down while you take advantage of Quark and 0413-Theta to gain the counter advantage you need to play those expensive nouns fast. Then use your verb support from Central Command, Enemy of My Enemy, Standard Punishment, and Racial Disdain along with the powerful abilities on Garak, Worf, Odo, and Mardel to power through your opponent's dilemmas.

Now, if only Regent Worf had the Commander: Regency 1 keyword. Maybe we'll see that someday, too...


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Missions
Headquarters
46V14•Bajor, Terok Nor


Draw Deck (56)
Event
13U252x •Call to Arms
46V111x •Racial Disdain
0VP2212x Tacking Into the Wind
35V123x War Without End
Interrupt
13U432x Standard Punishment
0VP1452x The Central Command
44V12x The Enemy of My Enemy
Personnel
Bajoran
13R471x •Bareil Antos, Petty Thief
46V191x •Ezri Tigan, Cynical Mercenary
13R483x •Kira Nerys, Resourceful Prisoner
13R501x •Odo, Efficient Overseer
46V202x •Romara Cal, Personal Physician
49V352x V'mor
Cardassian
38V223x Danig Kell
13R533x •Elim Garak, Crafty Underling
13U541x •Mardel, Overseer
17V561x •Nador, Curious Commander
1C2492x Parn
1C2503x Rogesh
43V152x Surjak
Ferengi
13R881x •Quark, Simple Barkeep
Klingon
1C3012x Kahmis
35V332x Kromm
13U911x •Telok, Bodyguard
5P321x •Worf, Regent of the Alliance
Non-Aligned
46V323x 0413-Theta
46V331x Errol
Ship
Cardassian
46V351x Alliance Galor
17V832x •Rokassa, Tampering Vessel
Klingon
46V361x Alliance Vor'cha
49V542x •Regency 1, Alliance Flagship
Dilemma Pile (32)
Dual
30V82x "Rapid Progress"
40V12x Bread and Circuses
40V22x Brink of War
41V21x Dereliction of Duty
13C91x Fractured Time
43V41x Interstellar Exigence
12R151x Psychokinetic Control
12R171x Swashbuckler at Heart
16V161x The Seen and the Unseen
2C251x Timescape
Planet
34V11x A Taste of Armageddon
1C132x Captain's Holiday
0VP1562x Harsh Conditions
0VP1142x Necessary Execution
38V112x Underlying Influence
Space
38V82x Pattern Loss
13C172x Reflections
34V81x Simulated Prey
0VP342x Tactical Disadvantage
49V61x Truculent Statecraft
38V132x Vanishing Act


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