Weloi Avala wrote:
Why are you losing fleets in example 3?
"You now calculate the difference between these two totals and place the Game marker on the Combat Track to show this difference and whose favour it is in, i.e. who’s ahead on combat points."-->takes place after taking Mines/Dreadnoughts into account.
I forgot that bit (I read the rules when I pre ordered and I only had a quick look through during my first play/learning game) . Those passives are automatic, check.