Rally points are a feature added by the Unofficial Code Patch.
There are two defined Rally Points: RP1 and RP2.
- The game automatically remembers your last manually selected fleet destination. This one has no visible marking. Pressing the Rally button will send a fleet to this rally point.
- You can also select a colony you own on the galaxy map and mark it using CTRL + Click, this will put a blue pin on the colony top bar. Pressing the Rally button while holding the Ctrl key will send the fleet to this rally colony.
The Rally command has a keyboard shortcut that is editable from the normal option menu. The keyboard shortcut operates the same with respect to the CTRL key and which Rally Point a fleet will be sent to.