Originally Posted by ScorLibran
If you're going to use ISDs (or Victory frigates), then when one gets hit with an ion shot, abandon it. Move you're other ships away, putting the disabled ship between them and the bulk of the enemy's ships. That way the enemy will hopefully destroy it as they move forward, and right past it, to come after you. This will open up a slot you can use to reinforce with a fresh ship.
Now that's funny! You use exactly the opposite strategy I use. I guess there's more than one way to skin a cat, as they say!