Why can't I score any honor?

I’ve fought several battles. Lost a few, won a few, but even when I win, I don’t seem to get any honor (even when I purchase less expensive ships than my opponent). Fleet HQ says my available honor is 8, and that number doesn’t change.

Honor is awarded from successful fights with the generic fleets in the ‘battle’ tab. I don’t think online challenges can give any.

You’ll get more honor if you beat your previous best for total points spent for one of these. Note that Normal/Hard/Expert are considered 3 different fleets.

you get honour for completing battles with an excess of cost and pilots.