If you guys look at the naval graphics and discussion that has been posted, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I don't want to spend an inordinate amount of time with naval combat either, but something similar to what is proposed I think is fair and interesting. The Civil War in the West, East, South, North, wherever, was much more about the Gettysburgs and the Shilohs than the Fort Fishers, Grand Gulfs, and the Mobile Bays. Rivers and seas play their part, but it's mostly a support role (supply, transport, guarding and controlling rivers/seas, blockading, etc.) and I'm glad to see this play an appropriate back seat role to land movement and combat. By the same token, I like that this is simulated, even with a tactical screen!
Keep up the good work.