I have played a touch of Gal Civ II waaay back, and hardly touched Gal Civ III.
So I know nothing about how war is intended to be in Gal Civ III. Is there a post describing how it will be when the game is finished (in general, not in full detail of course).
I dream of trying to overwhelm point defense with missiles and launch fighters from my carriers. Maybe having a huge laser/plasma beam on a battleship that will cut through anything