From: The Briar Patch Nebula
Remind me -- can we queue ship orders? How do we do that? Also, if I set a ship to patrol, does it know to refuel itself when the time comes, and then to return to patrol? Likewise, do fleets in defensive posture know to refuel and return to station?
To your second and third questions, yes and yes!
To queue ship orders, first select your ship, then, using the right click menu combined with
your intended map placement, issue your first order. Then, using the right click menu again,
go to the bottom of the menu and you'll see the part of the menu for queuing orders. Go to
your next map placement, then use the queuing portion of the menu to place your next ship
order, and so on (Note that when queuing orders, not all of the orders from the initial main
right click menu may be available as they are from an initial order - such as the ability to
queue building a Resort Base as an example). Hope this helps!
Shields are useless in "The Briar Patch"...