I have had a problem with cruisers that im curious about. The early stages of a fight go well, as the enemy closes with my ships. However, later on in the fight, my cruisers dont seem to want to close with enemy ships. I do have engines on my cruisers, and its not battle damage thats keeping them from closing. They seem to only want to close until they get single weapon in range, and then no closer. I have even seen them stop just outside of their own weapon range, and sit there and get pummeled until they die.
Ive tried juggleing different weapon loadouts to get the same weapon range, but the game even seems to take into acount location of weapons on a single ship. So even if I put all the same weapons on a ship, the ship will only close until the furthest forward weapon is in range, leaving the aft weapons out of range.
Ive looked in orders for something like close, or “fight at point blank” or something like that, but im not seeing it.
So, I guess my question is there something I can do to fix this? Is there an order that i can issue to cause my ships to close, some setting i can change, or is it just a function of the game, and theres nothing to be done?