Saving Multiplayer games and/or large starting fleet

Hello Everyone,

I was just wondering if there was a way to save multiplayer games for later (start out from a save point of the host) or to start out with a large fleet.

Me and a friend enjoy very little game time together, we have about an hour or so whenever we meet. It would be fantastic if we could build up large fleets and save it for later or otherwise start out with one so we don’t waste that hour building and just send em in to do battle with each other and enjoy the carnage.

If this exists, I would be grateful for assistance in how to accomplish that. If not, I would like to see if that is something that could feasibly be added to a future patch or mod or something.