I'm very very close to having the initial pass at the combat system complete. So far it only features Beam Lasers as weapons and ships cannot surrender yet. However, combat is being completed and the delayed messages are being sent out.
I also realized that I currently have no way for players to mount Beam Weapon Turrets on their ship hard points, so that will have to be addressed as well.
Still, it feels good to be even this close to finishing up this major section of the game.