The UEG Fleets
At the onset of the Great Terran Civil War the UEG fleets were very wary in engaging ACC fleets. Instead they opted to send small squadrons of light cruisers and destroyers to probe enemy territory, many of the UEG’s best Admirals and Captains were a result of the skirmishes that happened from these incursions.
Though not much is known about the initial internal reaction inside the ACC what is known is their forsight, nearly twenty listening posts were setup in a large web across what was the original border between the two powers allowing for advanced warning at any intrusion.
When the fighting finally increased in size it quickly became clear that the UEG had several large shortcomings.
Many of the ship types in the UEG fleet were based around large scale fleet battles centered around flagships and clear objectives, meaning captains were often at a disadvantage when in a one on one duel between warships. As such engagements often revolved around two fleets “dancing” around one another until one committed to a fight.
The UEG bombers were also outdated, their payloads were often not powerful enough to truly be a danger to Commonwealth ships, ACC bombers on the other hand were a constant threat to any ship that allowed them to get close. However it should be noted that UEG fighters held a 5:1 ratio against their ACC counterparts for almost the entire war.
Another shortcoming that also turned out to be a blessing in disguise was the fleets constant redeployment. Ships often were being constantly moved from one fleet to the next as needed, taking said ships from a fleet instead of just combining the two fleets. On one hand this sometimes meant that certain fleets would be underpowered, on the other hand it also meant the power of any UEG fleet was unpredictable which made most enemy admirals very cautious.
Though Operatives were heavily involved with the UEG military as a whole only a select few were permitted to command ships of their own, and even then it was often under the supervision of an expirienced captain.