I would use more star fighers than anything, they seem to have a larger impact when it comes to inflicking(sp) damage. Once the enemy is preocupied with the fighters, i creep in my capital ships (few in number but of the more powerfull class, with a few support onces) and destroy the enemy captials.
But i think EaW will be an awsome game when it comes to strategy. Being able to hide in asteroid belts, and other items, you can lay traps and destroy your enemy through tactics, even if you have fewer ships and less fire power.
I swear i didnt do it......