Just updated to the latest version. It looks like escort/formation orders still aren’t working so well. This is a screen shot of what happens when I set target (click for full size - forum cuts the right off a bit):
Notice that the deployment area now reflects the relationship between my cruiser and the frigates that are supposed to be flying in formation with it. The
Formation'' order dialog, however, does not reflect the target, thus theOK’’ button is disabled. I have no choice but to delete the order.
Further testing shows that if I place a set of ships in the deployment area and set their formation target, it works. If I break that formation by dragging the cruiser out (deleting it), none of its attached ships can have a new Formation order issued. I have to delete all the little frigates and re-add them to the deployment area -OR- add a single new frigate to the group I am giving the order to.