One severe problem with Hotz ships is their size. Paradoxically it is the size which also appeals.
1/1200 ar too small to have any appeal. 1/600 in lead cost an arm and a leg.
I may have been barking up the wrong tree with trying to allow players to manouvre ships.
Perhaps players get to manouvre UNITs of ships. They decide who to attack and from which direction but the detailed movement is considered to be at a higher resolution than the game.
The ship on its base is considered to be a ship plus a suitable amount of searoom for it to manouvre.
On no.... many implications.