From: The Briar Patch Nebula
Is it me, or is it impossible to give a fleet a default and permanent disposition. In assembling a large enough fleet to besiege a capital, I had a hell of a time keeping my ships away from the capital, in the same system, without them constantly engaging the defense batteries in small, easily defeatable groups. Apparently, my admirals believe in divide and conquer and enjoy using it to their own detriment.
Is there anyway to make ships default to engage only when attacked? I'm tired of issuing a move and all of a sudden the fleet is set to engage system targets.
This game is like cocaine!
I believe if you select the lead ship of your fleet and set the posture to engage only when attacked
the remaining ships of the fleet should follow that posture. In the bottom left corner where the
selection panel is (circled below), the top right-most button on the panel toggles through the orders of
"Engage system targets", "Engage nearby targets" and "Engage only when attacked".
Hope this works for you. Although you can also change the individual ships' posture setting
when you add it to the fleet.
< Message edited by ehsumrell1 -- 12/17/2010 11:07:36 PM >
Shields are useless in "The Briar Patch"...