With the 3rd SF heading down to Vega, I am concerned. I hadn't realised that until I saw this:
Fleet: 2nd SF
First action: Major - Defend
Second action: none
It made me think if he is not confident enough to risk an attack, why not retreat and resupply? But we have no reserve in the 3rd SF now which I would have advised take the 2nd's place and attack. I think it would be better for when the 2nd UGC arrives for it to head to Alderbaran instead of Tauri, as under these circumstances, I think it should be down to me and the 4th SF to handle whatever is coming, surely the two of us can take it. I just thought we'd have enough forces around to have 3 in each system with 1 in reserve at Aldebaran to rotate in and out, but now we have no reserve, so the 2nd UGC should act as that reserve when it arrives.
I would still rather that not happen and the 3rd SF stay up here. Our last 3 fleets will be placed on the map next turn, with 2 of those 3 deploying at the bottom. If the 3rd SF goes down, there will be 9 fleets on the bottom and 6 on the top, and I think this is dangerously imbalanced, especially with the top being the closest route to Sol with rich systems along the way. I really believe it's better for it to be 7/8.