I just started playing a few weeks ago. I would like to suggest a solution to a nagging problem. My fighter bombers (rocketts or torpedos) attack the enemy ships at the start of the battle. I would like to have them in vulture mode, but hang back towards the edge of the map, out of combat untill the cruisers engage. Currently, my fighter bombers zoom in, are shot down well before my main battle fleet engages.
I have tried the tactic of using them to escort my front ship, when it blows they are released and attack the enemy ships. Is there a way to delay them getting into battle? Or can this be a fix? I was thinking of an addtional order, where you instruct the ship to hold postion (unless attacked) for a speciific time. This would allow the main fleet to engage and the vulture fighter bombers wouls swoop in to finish off the wounded once the time limit was reached.