So after giving the infamous Atomic Rockets a good read on numerous subjects, including a healthy dose of older sci-fi like A Mote in God's Eye
& and other classics, I've given my own universe a thorough reboot.
And yes, our beloved space fighters were brutally slain upon the altar of SCIENCE! for profit and win of heavier ships built on principles of Newtonian phsyics and a rekindled love of I-War. Between the choice of painfully obvious space fighters, cute anime girls, and a bit of science, I chucked the space fighters and kept the other two. But that means more toys for modders as I release my fighter models into the FreeSpace wilds