I used to play the tactical board game Starfleet Battles in my youth. The rules were broken and the games took forever, but somehow we always enjoyed ourselves. This game brings back the fond memories (minus the broken rules of course) of SFB.
In that vein, I’d like to offer some weapons I would like to see in GSB, if possible.
In SFB, the Hydrans had Hellbores, which would envelop the enemy and deliver the most damage to the weakest shield, since you don’t use individual strengths for each shield side, a traditional hellbore would be useless, but perhaps make it an area effect weapon?
Hydrans also had fusion beams. Devastating at point blank range, and utterly useless anywhere beyond 4 hexes (in SFB terms, in GSB, perhaps the ships would have to be overlapping)
The Andromedans had power panels that absorbed enemy fire and converted it into energy for their own ships to use. If they couldn’t dump energy fast enough, the panels would explode and often with total destruction for the Andromedan ship, but it was always fun to use. The more you shot at an Andromedan, the faster the ship went until poof it went up.
Romulans and Gorns had their Plasma Torpedoes, which you already have.
The Hydrans also had Gatling phasers, ultra fast firing, though weak and short ranged, phasers. Mostly mounted on fighters.
Anyway, just some thoughts from a happy new owner of GSB.