Definitely not a lot of masterful maneuvering, no. Pretty much just keep clicking your "fire all weapons" tab and keep circling to minimize shield damage until you get an opening to put your torpedoes into. Not much else to manage or pay attention to.
I bought a copy of SFB when I was 12 but never found anyone with the patience to learn how to play I had the good fortune of running across SFC when it first came out. Just about burst when I saw that it was based on this old pen and paper game I so desperately wanted to play when I was a kid.
Those of you that played SFB, how did SFC measure up to your expectations?
SFC was a great replacement for SFB, it never got as fully developed as it could have been and my hopes are that this MMO will expand on what SFC brought to the table and more, over time. In the military SFB replaced AD&D for us