Each of these guides is written by a skilled player with a high win rate on Hard difficulty. Each has its own style and areas of focus.
Crowrevell's ships guide distills each ship to a brief summary, presenting strategy in the context of the ship's weaknesses and strengths. This guide is approachable and concise, with ship strategy center-stage.
Holoshideim's guide covers many different aspects of the game, including a section giving tips for beginners. Ship strategies are broken down into general guides for gunships and boarding ships, as well as specific guides for each ship. There's significant detail here, organized into short bullet points.
Mike Hopley's ships guide covers ship-specific strategies and early-game tactics, including an introduction that discusses overall early strategy. This guide is the most "technical", with tips ranging from basic to extremely advanced.
Previous wiki content
This wiki page previously contained guides contributed over many years by various players. The quality of advice was highly variable, with some extremely bad advice that could make the game difficult for beginners.
That content has some historical interest, so an archive copy is maintained outside the wiki.