I’ve had several games now where I setup elaborate formations only to have them sit on the starting line.
My method was to select all the ships I wanted in a formation, then add the formation order. After some trial and error I fond that I needed to leave the lead ship UNSELECTED.
I understand now that I was in effect telling the lead ship to be in formation with itself. However, from a user perspective, I find this counter intuitive. My thinking as I’m setting this up is: “Ok, you three ships there, you’re the leader and you two follow him.”
Steps to Reproduce:
Select two or more ships.
Assign them to be in a formation centered on one of the selected ships.