Another product of the RelicForums redesign thread- a re-take on the Romulan Bird of Prey.
Now, some things to note:
*Most Federation starships follow the consistant pattern of nacelles-saucer-hull. The same with most Klingon ships, as evidenced in the D-7, K'tinga, and Vor'cha. Since this was projected as a D'deridex redesign, I decided to ditch that double-hulled monstrosity and return to what the Bird of Prey really is.
*A dropped line from Commander Hansen of one of the Earth outposts suggests the Romulans may have stolen designs and plans from the Federation. So, while the propulsion drives were stolen (warp engines), the main reactors were not. Thus, Scotty could read the warbird as having nuclear engines, but not M/AM drives. Warp drive was faster than their previous FTL drives, so was maintained through the centuries by using and updating (slightly) the same propulsion mechanism that powers the "TOS" Enterprise.
*TNG has the distasteful tendency to color most hostile aliens in the same color of green (Klingons, Romulans, and later the Borg). I dispensed with this here, giving the Romulans Brown and orange as the color of their main ships. Special vessels would be green and blue.
*TNG also threw away some of the most iconic things about the Romulans in their debut- specifically the massive plasma torpedo. Here, they've retained it, and use phasers as their 'main' weapons (since I envisioned phasers being as common as water pistols).