Originally Posted by Saquist
The Ivor System near Deep Space 5 is about 60 to 70 lighyears from Earth. 8 Days at warp 9.6
The Distance from the Romulan Neutral Zone to Earth according to the Star Trek Star Charts is 30-ish lightyears. 3.7 Days at warp 9.6
Enterprise had time to travel to the Neutral Zone listen to the Fleet engage the cube as it passed through Federation Territory and then return to Earth. That's 8 Days.
The Point is Defiant would have been Engaged with the Cube for at least 3 hours since Defiant can move at warp 9.5 when dumping it's phaser reservers into SIF. The distance from Earth to DS9 is 60 lightyears
Defaint would have engage the Cube a good 2-3 lightyears from Earth.
In other words a running fight.
An interesting idea...
But there was no indication in either DS9, or ST-FC that there had been a running battle with the Defiant. Seems they decided to make their stand where they did after the cubes broke though perimiter defeses (I assume Wolf 359?)
My big question is why Sisko was not COMMANDING the Defiant into a major battle with the Borg. I like Worf, but seemed a odd choice.