I'm trying to decide on whether or not to stick to the original game mechanics and not give the Rebels' ships hangars for fighter squadrons to spawn from. Which do you think would be more fun? I'm also wondering whether or not I should give the Rebel ships Shield Generators. Shield Generators and Fighter Bays are something I consider to only be for the Empire, though I'm wanting to find out what everyone else would think is more fun.
Mon cal cruisers have hangars. Nebulon Bs hold a few fighters
Don't know about the alliance.
But most legacy Republic ships have hangars
This is really one of those battles between canon and game mechanics. Up to you which if the two you'd rather preserve. Personally, I support the latter.
Well, I'm asking what everyone would think is more fun.
Just look up the canonical amount of how many each ship can carry, so if an ISD (this is an example only) can carry 3, and a Mon Cal can carry two. Do that, but if you're trying to reflect the advantage of spam for the Empire. Make them all able to come out at once, and in rapid succession.