Lord Privy Seal
- Jul 16, 2004
"Cardassians are like timberwolves – predators... bold in large numbers, cautious by themselves, and with an instinctive need to establish a dominant position in any social gathering."
- Captain Edward Jellico 2368
"We did not choose to be the superior race, fate handed us our role! And it would have been so much easier on everyone if they had simply accepted theirs."
- Gul Dukat 2374
The Cardassian Union within the Milky Way Galaxy, 2150
-------Halloo. This is to be a history book AAR for the lovely Stellaris mod Star Trek: New Horizons. It is a major overhaul of the base game, allowing you to play dozens of canon Trek species and is full of nice flavourful events and mechanics.
I have been meaning to do a Stellaris AAR for some time and had begun writing one up based on a normal game. Unfortunately, I lost my saves. The background and 'lore' I had created for my custom race was inspired by the Cardassians and having had a recent binge of DS9, I decided to give New Horizons a spin as everyone favourite wide-necked fascists.
I chose the Cardassians as they are a personal favourite and for the fact they have relatively limited lore while still being well-defined, allowing a little wiggle room. I leave the canon-accurate history of the Federation to a braver AARer than me.
So I hope you enjoy and come along, even if you're not a Trek nerd (I'll go easy on the technobabble, promise).
NOTE: The mod kicks off in 2150. Also I'm shooting that 1 pop equals 500 million individuals.