Webbco, you can do the Retrofits for everything really quick in the "Open Ships and Bases" window. When in this window, click on Military ships and click on their Subrole. Then use the SHIFT CLICK to highlight all of the ships you want retrofitted, and click on Retrofit.., boom, Done. Same thing for your SpacePorts and Constructors and Explorers, click on them in the "Open Ships and Bases," highlight using SHIFT CLICK, click RETROFIT, and bah-boom, they are done.
Also, I want to be clear that I have no Military Ships on AI as you do. I just have a Frigate and Destroyer. The rest I clck on Obsolete and never let them in the playing field. So I really do only have TWO Military ships.., well, and the Troop ships. I remove Troop Compartments from my two Military ships.
I am not saying this is a good thing, I am just saying what I do to un-clutter the field. My brain is not that good, so I need to dumb things down for myself.
Also (I doubt anyone cares), my two ships (which I always keep at the MAX SHIP SIZE) are identical except for one thing.., the Destroyers I stick in Fleets, and the Frigates are independents. For me, this allows me to decide how much to build to keep up my fleets and how many independents I want. I am not explaining this well, but like I siad, I am sure no one cares.., everyone has their own way and I am sure most are great.
< Message edited by balto -- 12/15/2011 5:50:22 AM >