Now, if you just want to use counters rather than miniatures... you can still do that using the rules as is and sticking with the 90 degree arcs and no hexes.
This sounds nice. I don't have the space to keep all the miniatures but I have the counters and wonder if I can use them to extract all the juices of a miniature system and enjoy still the same.
Federation Commander is still a game complex enough for a quick fix. I wonder if ACTSF can strip down the scale and retain the essence.