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We Have Engaged the Borg

Battle of Sector 001

Sector 001 Region • Near Earth: Take desperate action to repel relentless adversary.

Mission Mission - Space Space
Mission located in Alpha-Quadrant Alpha Quadrant with span: 2 and points: 25*.
Region: Sector 001.
Requirements: 6 Enterprise E personnel
Special Instructions: *+25 if your total WEAPONS > 24 here.
Affiliations: Mission Federation

Characteristics: Sector 001 region, Alpha Quadrant Mission.

Card logging info: First edited by Telak at Oct 1st, 2016. Please support openCards and validate game text of this card!

This Card-Review was written by Matthew Zinno and was published first on "The Continuing Committee (trekcc.org)" at Sep 30th, 2016.

The big opening battle sequence of Star Trek: First Contact is now a mission card. Located near Earth (and therefore in the Sector 001 Region), you can amass your fleet and fight off the invading Borg cube. All you need to solve is a ship with 6 Enterprise E personnel, like Jean-Luc Picard brought in the film to turn the tide.

All you need, you say? That's a large investment of Enterprise E folks, and it's as many as were initially released in the First Contact expansion. (There are only nine now, with one universal.) And for that, I get ... let's see ... only 25 points?

Well, you need the 6 Enterprise E to solve (no wonder Admiral Hayes couldn't get through this in the beginning!). But it really helps if you have the fleet at your back as well. If you also have enough ships to total over 24 WEAPONS, the mission increases to a very worthwhile 50 points.

And that Borg cube I mentioned? Suppose that you do encounter it during the game. The opponent places it on the spaceline, and usually (since its errata) it starts at the far end of the spaceline. But this location is where it actually got found, and consequently, your opponent (if you seeded this mission and encountered the dilemma) has the option to start it here instead.

Now, note that your opponent can indeed steal the mission. They pay attention to what their side of it says, and their side says it's 40 points. They'll need 6 OFFICER to solve it, which can't be mustered by every deck that isn't expecting mission requirements like these. Probably most of those that can are battle decks, and most of those aren't Federation. Perhaps the main threat will be Affiliation Federation Terran. But that shouldn't worry you, when you brought a fleet capable of defeating the Borg!

by Matthew Zinno, Staff Writer