So we just played our first game of Rebellion but there are some things that I had some questions on. This first play through was just us going through trying to learn the game. Thank you all in advance for your responses!
1) We had our first battle that was only air combat. Imperial wiped out my xwings in the first round of battle which left my leader on the planet with no ships. What happens to my leader after the battle has ended?
2) When my xwings were destroyed, I read in the rules that they are not destroyed right away but they have a chance to still attack. So after my xwings are attacked and destroyed I remove them off the board, finish out my counter attack, and then place them in back in the supply?
1. The leader stay there until the refresh phase
2. The "defender" gets to return fire before they are removed.