Battlegroup is a command to enable people to group together up to two wingships
to a single flagship. What is unique about this system, is that every
capital within a battlegroup can also have it's own squadrons in addition. To
form your fleet, you need to go to the craft you wish to have join and send the
request message, and then someone(You or another), will accept the request.
Please note that the SQUADRON and BATTLEGROUP commands are completely seperate.
Battlegroup only works between capitals, whereas squadron only works on small
and medium craft to a specific capital.
Syntax: battlegroup join <flagship>
Syntax: battlegroup <requesting ship>
Once the ship is battlegrouped, you will be able to change its position within
the fleet from its helm. There are three positions within a fleet: Outer,
Midguard, and Inner, each having it's advantages and disadvantages. Only ships
in the outermost layer can be targetted, so keep this in mind when positioning
your fleet. Also, each capital's squadron positions count towards the overall
battlegroup. For example, if you place two capitals to the outer position, but
their squadrons in the midguard, the capitals will be vulnerable whereas the
squadrons will be the ones protected by both of the capitals. Keep in mind,
that if you want your ships to have this protection, they must stay within 1000
units of the flagship.
Syntax: battlegroup position <position #>
The battlegroup command also allows you to remotely control your fleet from the
flagship, enabling you to control them just in just about every way. For an
exact list of what you can and cannot have your ships do, consult HELP
NAVCOMMANDS. It should also be noted that the -full- command has to be typed
out. You will not be able to scramble squadrons of the fleet, as squadrons can
only be scrambled by a pilot on the leading ship of the squadron.
Syntax: battlegroup nav <ship/all> <command>
battlegroup target <ship/all> <victim>
In addition to attacking ships, should you position the fleet over a planet, it
will be possible to bombard the planet using projectiles. Bombarding can perm
players, and may have serious repercussions if used flippantly. Use this
command with care.
Syntax: battlegroup bombard <planet>
Due to the vast coordination power of the Flagship, there is a line for the
flagship to issue commands to the pilots of all the other ships. However, the
communication only works one way.
Syntax: battlegroup message <message>
See also: NAVCOMMANDS FLEETRADAR SQUADRON