L. Scott Johnson
Is the defending player ALWAYS the one whose order disk was flipped up (unless it is an attempt to regain one's own planet?
Specifically, I (as blue) get an order to attack red planetsystem. I choose a planet with red and green colonies. Can I choose to attack the green colony?
No. You can only attack red. If you attack a red planet with 0 red colonies and 4 green colonies, you're attacking red, who defends with 0.
On a similar note - I get an order to attack my own planetsystem. Can I choose a planet where my own (as well as someone else's) ships are?
do my ships there count as 'attacking', or do they get to stay even if I lose (assuming I choose ships from elsewhere for the attack)?