I was able to get a unit to use a photon cannon as his weapon, and i added a turret to this weapon, so he can now shoot from any angle.
If i set the weapon property: (None) - Target Filters to allow it to attack without being told to attack, my unit will now continuously attack while moving :)
my next obstacle at this time is to develop a targeting style of system.
my goal is to not allow my unit to attack unless i have specified a target. (think of eve online if you are familiar)
then, once a target is acquired, it will continuously attack that target and i can issue movement orders at will.
if anyone is interested in helping me, please feel free to contact me on AIM: fineyoupickit