Let me put on my military reformer hat for a second. It’s difficult to definitively answer this, since eventually our units will be a part of the possessions system when it launches, and we don’t really know what that’ll look like just yet. In the meantime, our current navy setup has certain units assigned to the Houses (X-Wings, a transport and a corvette, iirc) and I think a few bigger units assigned to the Clan as a whole. I suspect we’ll maintain that sort of thing going forward. Esca and Ed will get some say in what COU’s military looks like in the future, and if Shan and Hoth have different focuses, they should probably have different units to reflect that.
Could we have a big enough navy to support a flotilla? Well, right now we have a pretty tiny fleet approved as a stopgap, so it wouldn’t be much of a flotilla. However, this is a temporary arrangement and we still have more points to spend on units under the current system (again, the possessions system is above my pay grade right now). This is definitely an option I’d want to explore with Esca, and if it’s what the people want, I’ll do my best to give it to them.
And now let me put on my Shan AED hat. There was some coordination between Nathan and the Shan Summit, and both House planets go through Turel and A’lora who will point out issues and guide us into designing a great system. Mako and I have a lot of respect and affection for Esca and Ed, so I’m sure there will be plenty of coordination going forward. I don’t want to go into details on the Shan planet here, but I think the ideas mentioned in the survey each provide Hoth with opportunities to do something cool and unique.
Fort Pernicar and Seher were on the same planet, surrounded by the same native species, and still had very different vibes to them. We’re all Odanites here, so of course there will be similarities, but the Summits, Battleteams, and members are different between the Houses, and I think that will shine through in the lore we develop. I’m sure Tisto and the Knights will take the lead here, and they have a very different flavor from Disciples of Baas and Ooroo.
I don’t foresee any issues with the JTF system. COU has an army and a navy and an intelligence organization all at the Clan level, and a good chunk of each of those is delegated to Hoth’s QUA. I don’t think there’s any current or future restriction that, say, Hoth’s naval detachment has to be the same as Satele’s, or that army and navy have to be the same size, or anything that would torpedo the flotilla idea. The bigger concern is that we, like the other Clans, have a finite amount of points to buy units with. If you’re envisioning the entire Rebel fleet in RotJ, well, you might need to scale that down a bit.