Glad to see so many responses so soon and most of them favorable; except (of course) for the "it's just a game"er.
On the one hand I'm told that it represents a "Fleet" of ships; I guess that's kind of like Battle Star Galactica. Hmmm. But on the other hand I'm told that "Fleet" doesn't have the means to support itself without scrapping ALL the ships. They must've been built by politicians; after all their jobs are "just a game" too. But I won't delve into that any further.
As I started to say; must of the responses were rather positive (and more or less in agreement). I made the mistake of reading that last one before writing this and have lost part of my train of thought. However, I seem to recall it was in response to the ability to use a tiny (or small) ship to colonize a planet. I would think, though, that you do need more than the module designed to carry people. A tiny or small ship simply doesn't have the hull integrity to support such stuff.
In "Outpost" you had decisions to make as to what supplies you were going to take. I don't remember all of them, but there was the number of people, oxygen for those people, the reactor (you didn't use the ships; it just remained in space), a facility for producing oxygen, a facility for producing food, a command center, etc.
But, I'm not saying I want this game to be exactly like that; especially since these planets are already hospitable and a lot of the stuff isn't needed. The thing is though, it was one ship: not a fleet. If, however, politicians are running the show and say it has to be an entire fleet and half the planets population should board... Well, who am I to say different?
I did lose my train of thought and I am curious now: how many ships are in this fleet?
Then again I'm almost sixty; so I guess it's time I stop playing "kids" games... ...thought this was way beyond a "kids" game; but I see I was wrong.