Galactic battles

Laser flashes, interceptors with skilled pilots dodging them, gigantic explosions… Star Wars. All heroic galactic battles, to live for, to die for… Aaaah! Nope. Galactic battles will be pretty boring.

War has always had an aura of heroism, adventure, mystery, last stands, great victories and great defeats. Lately, things changed. The main battles are fought at distance, combatants rarely see each other. Infantry is used almost exclusively to pacify areas already conquered. This will change even more for space battles.

Distance will be the main issue for any conquering campaigns. Long range weapons will be the key to vanquish the enemy. There is no advantage in attacking the enemy using small interceptors, the main ship is still in danger and without it, how will the interceptors go home ?