What do you guys, think space warfare should be like.
Did you guy see it as walls ships killing other walls of ship. Or did you see space warfare as artillery duels. Or did you see space battles, as assassin or submarine battle in which ship had to find each other in order to kill each other.
What roles did you think that each class of ship should of fallen into. And what would of been the difference between each ship of the same time in the other factions. Like in star wars empire at war, how the empire had all of it capital ship be fighter carriers, and the rebel that had to build fighter and capital ship, instead of just the capital ship.
This part is my updata based on all of your guys great input. Also I will try to sum up some of the many points, so people will not have to read 10+ pages to understand, where we are.
First, we need to ask are selfs four important questions. These questions will change everthing, more then if there is stealth in space, or if space fighters make any sense.
1. Is there FTL technolgy and how does it work? From what I have seen, there better be some FTL drive in the future, or there will be little to nothing to fight over. The second part of the question of how it work, changes weapons and tactics. If the FTL drive or technolgy is based on a point in spaces, then these points, become choke points. Also the size of the FTL technolgy is important, as if the technolgy is small enoght to be put into a fighter, then why not a missile, that you could FTL into your enemy.
2. Is there FTL sensors? Can I detect an enemy ship in real time moving at FTL speeds? Can my sensors see into the next jump point?
3. Is there FTL Communications? Can I send orders to a fleet in another system, or will I have to send a ship?
4. This is the most under asked question from my point of view. Can I use the FTL technolgy itself, as a weapon.
I'm right now working on some space warfare models to show what I thing space warfare will be like, after all your input. Please add try to answer these questions and any others I will post, as this helps with the models.
Thank you for all your post.