Daniel van de Laar
6) If a captain or Upgrade which is currently affected by a game effect (i.e. a critical damage card, disabled token, etc.) is moved to a player's sideboard, that captain or upgrade is no longer affected by that game effect. NOTE: if the game effect is a critical damage card, flip the critical damage card face down and leave it with the ship."
I was thinking the depleting of the drone tokens counted as a token effect not unlike a disabled token whose effect is removed when a captain or upgrade is placed on the sideboard. The taking away of drone tokens happens in game and is therefore (arguably) a game effect that is removed by the side board.
I suppose if that logic worked, I could swap between two sets of ablative armor and refresh them indefinitely. Yeah I guess that isn't going to happen either.
But that makes me wonder (given the text) if you side boarded a card that was disabled via assimilation, if you could put it back unassimilated?