I have been playing GSB for a while now, and have found myself more interested in the scenarios than the challanges.
Having played a few challenges i must admit it does offer something that the scenarios do not, but unlike in the scenarios i often find myself annoyed by the excessive use of fighters.
Now i must stress, unlike the title suggests i am not against the use of fighters, but there is definately a problem with how they are used.
I find that in most of the challenges around, in order to defeat the enemy you need to be ready to combat massive hordes of fighters, which in a lot of cases are accompanied by only a few larger ships.
The problem this presents is there is little room for tactics, it is eaither equip lots of fighters, frigs or cruisers to engange little more than enemy fighters, or proceed as normal and lose.
I personally feel that the use of fighters needs to be restircted (if only a little), and the easiest way i can see is to cap them. I suggest limiting the number of fighters to the number of frigs/cruisers. For example…
1 frig allows the use of 10 fighters and a cruisers 15 (2 frigs allow 20 and so on) . by doing this you ensure that there are enough larger ships to employ the interesting tactis GSB has to offer.
I welcome any suggests/critisms on the above, and only ask that all is kept polite