Originally Posted by MrMojoRisin
That's a fun game, but I remember it being a little bit "micro-managey" for my tastes.
Then you might be out of luck. A few 4x titles have a similar scope, some with more automated combat, but certainly, not less micro-management.
You might try Nexus the Jupiter Incident (the skirmishes are small, and the game can be very hands off), Masters of Orion 3, Gratuitous Space Battles (on PC, the iOS port is apparantly terrible), some 4x's just have basic commands for ship battles, instead of full turn-based, so maybe try Rebellion, Imperium Galactica 2 or one of the others released in the late 90's early 2000's.