fleet needs to be automated. You need to set the home for defense (shows a blue circle--radius based on range set for fleet) or potential attack target for attack (shows a red dashed line going from fleet to target or a red circle -- radius based on range set for fleet)
Take a look at the uploaded savegame "Solomani-Hegemony-2778-FLEET-SCHIZO.dwg"
Despite setting both attack posture and range at sector (with automation turned on), the 17th Fleet continued to fly back to its "Based At" location instead of attacking the targets around it at the ordered range.
This maybe WAD, however, in an expeditionary role a fleet may not be near a friendly colony to use as the center point of its attack posture/range setting. To make best use, the player needs to be able to assign an area of operations/theater that fits their operational (level of war) plan. Based at needs to be any anywhere given the player's use of the "Set Home Base" command button in the selection screen.
disregard, i kept hitting buttons and found if I used the attack target command/button I could set the center point of attack for range and not just command the fleet to attack the specific target.
grrr... if it doesn't find something to kill at the target, it resets to attack any targets, heads back to its based at, and doesn't stay put.
< Message edited by Malevolence -- 12/1/2011 9:02:59 PM >
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