The Romulan Star
Empire consistently tries to extend their territory. Romulans are a
clever, cunning and aggressive race, and their ships are made in the same
The Cloaking Device allows them to get close to other ships with little
fear of being fired upon. This technique allows them to use their very
powerful Plasma Torpedoes, for maximum effect.
Romulan captains must be very careful, however because these large torpedo
weapons take a lot of time and energy to charge up. Their optimal battle
technique is to begin cloaked, and to close with the enemy, then decloak
and do as much damage as possible in the initial attack, then duck away
from the return fire.
This hit and run technique allows the best use of the ship's available
energy. The amount of energy required to cloak is generally high enough
that it slows the cloaked ship to a crawl or slows the recharging of