Anyone remember Star Warriors by West End Games?
Back in 87 (or was it 88?), WEG release a starfighter combat game that could be used on its own or in conjunction with the then SW RPG. It was counters on a hex grid map rather than minis (although that didn't stop me trying to use Micro Machines SW ships with the rules in the early 90s).
Now each starfighter was one counter that fit on one hex off the map grid, the same for the Falcon and Slave 1 too, however Star Destroyers covered about 7 or 8 hexes on the map grid (bigger but not so huge to ruin the game).
of course the space represented by one grid hex was much bigger than the area a single TIE or X-Wing took up, but each hex represented the distance a ship could cover relative to other ships of different speeds, it;s only the ISD that actually was as big as the hexes it took up.
Something like Star Warriors only with minis would be excellent.
Yep, remember it, played it to death, been thinking of trying to recreate it with Micro machines, or Hasbro/WotC ships, but if FF brings something similar out, I'm totally getting it.
Thinking about it, yes, Star Warriors with updated rules and miniatures would be awesome.