A buddy of mine purchased a game way back around 1992-1994 that ran, IIRC, on my 386 w/VGA graphics. It was a space-trader game, but I only recall two particular things about it. 1) If your ship was under attack, it was possible to rotate the ship such that the enemy's attacks would then be hitting different shields, which left you able to recharge the now-depleted shields not being hit, and 2) You could organize convoys by choosing ship captains from a list of personalities (and I recall that list being populated with headshots and all sorts of personalities, strengths, weaknesses that would then influence their seemingly independent choices while under way) to fly those other ships. I would add that I think the box the game came in was red, but that's a hazy memory. I don't think it was Elite, since I think Elite came out far earlier, but I haven't the faintest idea what the game was called. Sure would like to play it again, if anyone here can pull out the name from the dustbin of game-history.