Well that was eye opening to say the least. The Dogfighting Maneuver Table really increases the tension on the table. One minute you're in good shape, the next you're taking fire as your enemy "did some of that pilot stuff" and gained the advantage.
The mechanics are easy to learn but it's going to take some time for me to get really good at it. With the option to perform 8 Special Maneuvers and no pre-plotting of movement you get the feeling of flying these babies. Think ahead and you'll be fine, don't and you'll end up going down in flames. At least that's my personal feelings. The movement system is very fluid and things can change quickly.
I'm not much of a space gamer myself but it is quicky becoming one of my favorites. And the ability to link it with Star Navy is a big plus.