First time posting on the Rogue Trader forums, so hello all.
I haven't always been very fond of the Warhammer 40k setting, but I agreed to run a Rogue Trader campaign some months ago, which turned out to be a blast. We're running published adventures, and so far we've done the one in the core book, and the one in the GM Screen.
The group consists of a Rogue Trader, a Missionary, an Explorator and a Seneschal. Currently we have no Void Master, and the players themselves doesn't seem very interested in running space combat in any detailed manner, although they like to tinker with their poorly designed cruiser-ish scrap heap.
What I wanted to ask is if anyone's got advice on running space combat without maps, but with a bit more detail than rolling a few Pilot checks and narrate the result? What methods are being used?
And if running space combat with a map, what kind of miniatures, counters etc are used?