Re: Questions after a first and successful first play
1) Are the first three cards NOT chosen from the initial hand of six discarded? The rules say "set aside", but are they used again?
Not sure, would have to look
2) Can the Rebel player deploy (as the Executor does) new ships as long as he or she has the relevant fleet markers to do so, or are the Rebel ships at start finite?
Finite. Rebel ships, once destroyed, are out of the game.
3) Can Rebel fleet markers target adjacent areas if they are occupied by Imperial ships? Do they are at all, or are they merely launch platforms for the fighters?
The fleets don't attack, they are just a target for the Empire and launch spaces for the fighters.
4) Are the destroyed fighters--ties, X, Y, and B-wings--ever re-used and re-deployed, or once destroyed are they out of the game?
Out of the game