Just had first game and came across the situation playing a break contact reaction after Intercept! with a Shipping Lanes assist card.
Wasn't sure if the successful Break Contact card play affected all merchantmen or just one (as Shipping Lanes affects the 3 merchantmen in play)? If it affects all merchantmen, does it require a challenge and response dice off for each merchantman being intercepted?
PS really enjoyed the first playing and looking forward to the next ones!
Each merchantman may play its own defense card. The Break Contact only affects the merchantman it's played on. It has no impact on the other merchantmen.