The offensive potential of Talarian warships was limited to neutral particle weapons, high-energy X-ray lasers and merculite rockets. These vessels were far inferior to Federation Galaxy-class starships.
After responding to a distress call from a Talarian observation craft in early 2367, the USS Enterprise-D rendezvoused with the Talarian warship Q'Maire to transfer survivors it had recovered from the observation craft.
When the crew of the Enterprise delayed the release of a Human found among the crafts Talarian crew, two additional Talarian warships were pulled from along the Talarian-Federation border to converge on the Enterprise. Once the two other warships joined the Q'Maire, the three vessels moved to within five hundred kilometers of the Enterprise, forming a classic triangular envelopment attack posture. (TNG: "Suddenly Human")