on another forum i frequent, discussion about IN ship and crew sizes has started. some believe a rule of thumb put forth by FW is how it should be accepted. '1000 crew for every structure point.' putting a capital ship at around 8000-1200 crew members. at first 8000 people sounds to be a lot, but even a light cruiser an escort is generally considered to be just about a kilometer in length, and capital ship can be over 4km long. 1200 people in in 4km is not that many when you consider a modern US carrier is 1100ft long (1/3 a kilometer), and carriers over 5000 sailors, but FFG has said that a capital ship can have up to 65,000 crewmembers. while this seems to be on the other side of the extreme, i believe that a good way to figure it out, would be to take 5000x3 (15000) crewmembers per kilometer, and multiply that by how many kilometers the ship's length is.
any way, what do you believe to be a realistic crewing for a IN ship?