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I have a hostile neighbor whose fleet's are more powerful than any of mine. The problem isn't that I don't have good enough ships, but that my fleet sizes are too small.

With my best ships I can only merge two at a time into a fleet.

Is there a way to increase the size of a fleet?

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Fleet size is determined by Command Points Cap, found on the left (Diplomacy and Trading) branch of the tech tree.

Fleetsize
Clicking on a fleet and looking at the number next to the satellite dish icon is a quick way to see the fleet size limts. Here 16 of 16 slots are used.

Note: Researching Quantum Communications unlocks C3 Systems which gives you +2 cap for each new ship class acquired (ship classes are unlocked in the bottom tree, Exploration and Expansion).

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Academy cap is for your HERO/LEADER limit. Has nothing to do with max fleet size. Other than that, your answer is correct. –  StarPilot Dec 2 '12 at 13:12
    
@StarPilot Ah thanks, I'll fix it. –  Louis Dec 3 '12 at 4:16
    
Your answer is missing one factor. There are racial bonus/maluses that change maximum fleet size by 2. –  Lawton Jul 26 '13 at 19:45
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