So it’s my 70K HP mixed fleet versus an ion cannon frigate spam fleet. I have lots of rocket fighters, so shouldn’t be a problem right. Unfortunately, the sheer scale of the battle seems to have made my pilots forget how to shoot. Clicking on my fighters weapons confirmed what was already apparent: 0 shots fired. My laser fighters were able to clean up anyway, but this still seems like a serious issue.
EDIT: Turns out the max range penalty for that planet just makes them unable to fire. Not sure what my opinion is.