Total the number of freindly units in the hex. Static defenses such as planetary defense units and bases combined count as a single unit however their fighters count as the normal ship equivalents.

If the number of hostile units out weights the combined number of freindly units that are moving into the hex and already pressent in the hex then a fighting retreat is conducted. The fleeing force must fight one round against the hostile force without the aid of any freindly forces already in the hex.

If a fleet conducts three fighting retreats in sucession in a single turn it is destroyed

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