Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!
Now that I have all the technologies I was looking for, I can finally build the ultimate versions of each of my ships. These are final designs. I might design a few more classes for reasons of variety, but not for technological reasons.
This is my final design for a troop transport.
I saw no reason to put any more than three troop pods in my transports, because I intend to form them into armadas. A transport armada requires at least 6 transports and I need only 11 transport pods to carry my largest possible ground force, so I really only needed 2 pods per transport, but using 3 pods makes it possible for me to use a smaller task force if I'm running low on ships. This class has larger numbers of fighters and missiles in order to more quickly eliminate the nearest enemy task forces, which tend to be short-range armadas trying to sneak around my own attack ships and attack the transports.