also, i really find it quite eerie how beautiful the universe is, yet you can't hear a sound in space, no one can hear you scream...
Well, I always use Railguns (or magnetically accelerated projectile weapons) in most of my sci-fi universes, I just make them look this way for artistic reasons
And yes the have point defense weapons, as well as small turrets either for small crafts or missiles and turrets against vessels in close range. Missiles are primarily mid-range anti capital/frigate-class weapons
Well who knows, maybe someday ...
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The Fifth Fleet, a hundred and twenty ships strong and led by the UTSV Constantinople, breaks orbit of New Falklands to engage the oncoming Kro'Pari armada. What happens next is one of the bloodiest Federation defeats of the entire Kro'Pari War, with ninety-four ships lost and New Falklands destroyed.
That's just my little interpretation of this scene.
"All systems go, Admiral; we are ready for jump."
"Understood, relay our destination to the the fleet and have them slave-rig their FTL drives to ours--we all need to get there at once."
"Transmitting...all ships linked to us. We have the green light!"
"Spool up the FTL drives, systems check, standby weapons and shields... punch it!"