all right im looking at 3 dates good for me. in august sunday the 16th, 23rd or the 30th, start around noon.
as for type of battle i could go either way, i have a pirate ship i also have (almost) 3 space cruisers if we want to do a space type battle.
if we have space ship combat well use the modified rules that i wrote up so its doesn't take a day and a half to kill something. the rules are in the supplemental section of the forums, we use primarily the hp system.