As the combats occour in order going from the outer rims towards the center. What happens if i retreat with my ships into a hex containing enemy ships? If this hex is closer to the center than the hex I retreated from, i would asume a new combat would be initiated. Or if i already have some ships there that will fight, will my newly arrived retreating ships add to my forces?
And can i even retreat into a hex containing enemies or ancients?
Nothing, because you cannot retreat into hexes that contain enemy ships.
Rules, page 20 wrote:
The hex to which you retreat must contain
your Influence Disc and must not contain enemy Ships.
Ancients are considered enemy ships unless you are playing Draco.