Questions about campaign fleet that needs answering (Necron)

okay first off i'm totally new to the Gothic Armada series but i have asked around and can't seem to figure this problem out and everyone i have asked don't know or can't figure it out either buuuut....

(Early in campaign The Prize - part 1)
My main Necron commander Nepheru Aeon has two Khopesh LC / Lineship (one of the Khopesh show in battle) and one Jackal ES / Escort ship and i simply can't figure out why my second Khopesh isn't showing up please help dear readers

@wüsti_von_fjords said in Questions about campaign fleet that needs answering (Necron):

okay first off i'm totally new to the Gothic Armada series but i have asked around and can't seem to figure this problem out and everyone i have asked don't know or can't figure it out either buuuut....

(Early in campaign The Prize - part 1)
My main Necron commander Nepheru Aeon has two Khopesh LC / Lineship (one of the Khopesh show in battle) and one Jackal ES / Escort ship and i simply can't figure out why my second Khopesh isn't showing up please help dear readers

You can only deploy so many ships due to a leadership value, the rest are kept in reserve if one of your ships blows up.

Is there any easy way to see how much leadership you have and how much you need to lead all the ships your fleet holds?

The renown/ upgrade screen tells you.

Like other people said, it's about your leadership points. Say you have a fleet of 1000 points, but you only have a leadership of 675, it will try to fill up that engagement with as much of one fleet as possible, and then add as much of the second fleet while the rest of the ships stay in reserve.

And while in skirmish or multiplayer battles, disengaging might not have much of a purpose or real use, apart from surrendering the match. In the Campaign, if you disengage a ship, then one of the reserve ships can come in from your starting engagement zone and join the fight.

This isn't really required the first few sectors, the battles are still pretty easy, but soon enough, you're going to be fighting larger and large battles, and though your command points will go up, it will take a while and sometimes you'll fight strong odds and you'll have to make the choice of losing ships, or disengaging them.

I recently had a fight where I had around 1100 points worth of imperial ships, fighting against a force of around 1400, and it was a really tough battle. I had to disengage two of my ships... But then the remaining two of my reserves came in and I managed to just barely win that fight.

You also can see the LDS value before a fight begins. Right smack dab in the middle of the screen. That's the total points limit you can field at one time.

Do note that it will usually be higher than you can load one fleet up with. So if all you have is one fleet there, you'll pretty much get all your ships.

Now if you bring a second fleet, that's when things get wierd. It will try to field as close to max LDS as possible, but it will do so while prioritizing flagships. To make sure your best are brought forward, make sure you use the promote to flagship features of your fleet. Failing to do so can mean the game forwarding an almost dead ship to a fight you wanted his healthy ship in fleet for. Had one Khopesh show up with broken engines and 100 hull points once when I wanted the scythe harvester. And I had the LDS to do so...he didn't make it.