I thought this was a bug, but alas no, it was my stupidity
I had been crying to myself the last couple weeks while playing the modded demo that I could not move my forces around while paused and ended up trying to manage the things so that they would not all get clumped up.
Anyways last night I found that the game had to be unpaused to be able to move the ships to different fleets.
Why cant we move the ships around while paused so as to not wasted the precious game time, the computer gets to do it instantly due to their mega-powerful cpu brain but sometimes mine is running a little slow
Also why cant we issue orders while in pause mode I would like to pause, send 10 fleets in motion to thier destination and then sit back while unpaused and watch what happens....?