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Star Trek: Armada

Star Trek: Armada is a computer game published by Activision, based upon the Star Trek universe.

An RTS game, it showcases the events in the Alpha Quadrant between the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Empire and the Borg.

While the Enteprise-E is performing humanitarian work, a time ship from the future suddenly appears, warning Jean-Luc Picard of an upcoming Borg invasion to assimilate Earth. While Picard confers with Starfleet Command about the Borg, the Klingons and Romulans go head to head.

Meanwhile the Romulans come across an unknown particle in space: the Omega Particle. Although the Romulans try to secure Omega, the Borg eventually take Omega from them. With this particle and the threat of Borg dominance over the Alpha Quadrant, its up to the three major powers to put aside their differences and defeat the Borg once again.

Picard meets an old, personal nemesis in this game.

There are four races in this game Romulans, Klingons, Federation and Borg. Each have a starbase, dilithium refinery, two shipyards, a basic defense turret, an advanced defence turret, two special weapon research facilities, and a super weapon. The super weapon con be based on a station, or on a ship that isd built from this station. The federation super weapon is the Temporal Stasis Field, created at the Temporal Research Facility. This freezes all enemy ships in the designated area for a specific amount of time.

The Klingon super weapon is the Shockwave. This is based on a ship that is built from the Shockwave facility. The shockwave destroys the ship, but creates a lot of damage to anything in front of it.

The Romulan super weapon is the Phoenix rift. This is similar to the Shockwave, except that it creates a circular rift instead of a straight wave.

Finally, the Borg super weapon is the Transwarp Gate, a building that creaes an artificial wormhole to any point that is or has been visible to you (ie is not in the shroud).

Each race has 8 normal ships. A construction ship, that constructs all buildings, a dilithium freighter, to mine dilithium, a scout ship, a destroyer, a phaser cruiser, an artillery or torpedo cruiser, a science ship (each contatins 4 special weapons) and a battleship.

The stations stations have the following functions:

Each ship has its own special weapon. A special weapon uses special weapon energy. Each ship has a predetermined energy quotient, and a specified energy recharge rate. A special weapon often affects a number of targets within the vivinity of the ship from which it is release, but some need a target to aim at. Special weapons can be used for your own ships as well as against your enemy's. eg the Romulan Shield Inversion Beam (Warbird), drains an enemy ship's shields, and adds the shield energy to its own shields.