100 Wizards manage to foresee the chaos of the 4th ed changeover, most of them escaping from the Forgotten Realms verse. For all of them their magic works perfectly in this new universe. After arriving on a world near the Cardassian DMZ and discovering the state of the universe from the Maquis and the other Fed colonists in the DMZ they are shocked to discover what kind of society they have found themselves in. Deciding to help the Maquis and expand their numbers, they begin recruiting new members from the abandoned colonists. The more good aligned are doing the recruiting and building/rebuilding within the DMZ. The more aggressive neutral and evil aligned wizards begin striking Cardassian targets. This combined with the more conventional strikes from the Maquis eventually causes the Cardassaians to at least temporarily withdraw from the DMZ. The Maqui and Wizards declare the former DMZ is now the Maquis Republic. The Federation declares this action of separation and sovereignty to be illegal and moves to bring the Maqius Republic worlds back under Federation control. A state of war is declared by the Maquis Republic. The Maquis Republic has at its disposal: Troops: 72 Wizards ready for combat 238,000 able bodied ground troopers 125,000 able bodied ship crew Ships: 336 Federation style fighters 138 Peregrine-class Raiders 58 large cargo vessels 2 captured Galor-class cardassian cruisers 5 Oberth-class ships refit for light combat/patrol duty 3 Smaller shipyards; 1 recently purchased, 1 on loan from the Klingons, and one they already had. 3 Independence class ships designed and built by the maqius, roughly equal to a Klingon bird-of-prey. two photon launchers, four Phaser cannons, shields as good as an excelsior-class. Through Ferengi intermediaries the Maquis have obtained from the federation mothball and salvage yards. 8 Miranda-class 15 Soyuz-class 7 Constellation-class 1 refit Constitution-class 2 Excelsior-class kitbashed together from over a half a dozen hulls. (not overly reliable) 17 various fuel and cargo ships The Maquis Republic is in negotiation with the various Klingon houses for ships and cloaking devises/technology. A working prototype magical invisibility device in under trial, it is expected to be paired with sensor jammers for maximum effect. The Highest level Wizard is 18th level, and there are more than 75 new apprentices being trained at the moment. The Federation due to the various commitments on other frontiers and fronts is unlikely to get more than 1/3 to 1/2 of their total forces in subjugating the Maquis Republic. More Federation ships and personnel can be brought to the fight but the frontier areas like the Romulan Neutal Zone will be stripped bare, practically inviting others to take advantage of the situation.