I’m new to GSB and I love it, but I do have one suggestion. I know giving orders in battle runs contrary to the point of the game, but I think this one successfully toes the line. How many times has this happened to you:
Its the end of the battle, both fleets have all but annihilated each other in delightfully gratuitous fashion. The enemy cruisers, damaged - but still effective are bearing down on your long range missile cruisers which, having only one tiny engine are struggling like bloated whales to maintain range. You have left in your fleet the means to end the enemy threat quickly - the fully intact fighter squadrons escorting your missile cruisers, but OH NO! they won’t leave their station unless the cruiser they are escorting is destroyed.
My suggestion is a “press the attack” button that you can use during battle. What it would do is once during the battle, you could push the button causing all of your ships to ignore the orders you gave them at the beginning of battle. Your fighters would break away from their escort duties and attack, helping to destroy the enemy cruisers, ending the battle more quickly.
Again, I realize that at first glance it may seem as though any button that allows you to give orders during battle would run contrary to the point of GSB, but I think this one minor break in the wall between pre-battle strategy and mid-battle tactics would be a big help.
Thanks for listening. I do love the game!