Seriously, this is a farce that you can't reproduce it (or too lazy, because it's not costing you coin)
Don't expect players to do your work creating 'consule logs' of the events (especially if they're not tech-savvy to do that)
I refreshed before attempting to dump some cookies on my neighbour.
I launched a single hull, hit the base, went to join battle, & guess what happened?
The bug hit.
This is a total FARCE. I had to refresh the game, the join battle via the pop-up in base that advised my fleet was in battle, would I like to join? THAT got me into battle, but seriously, do you think folks want to do that all the time?
Extremely annoyed about this.