A rather frustrating issue that I’m running into more and more as I field more cruisers. Basically, cruisers will just completely stop. Sometimes its because there is something in the way, which is fine I guess, but many times its for no reason whatsoever (engines, power, etc all still functional) and they don’t even attempt to get into firing range. The rest of the match consists of 6 cruisers just sitting there getting pounded on by the enemy.
Without orders ships come into weapon range and stop and attack. Just add “Keep moving” order to tell those ships to move… ALWAYS (not in a good sense :D)
You need to make sure the engagement ranges for that ship are equal or less than the firing ranges, otherwise they will sit out of range, which in some situations might be a desirable strategy