I understood that if a star is attacked that the larger group of ships does the defending first. In this case there were 17 ships on the star and 1 on a Carrier being attacked by 17 ships. The battle was won easily as I had Weapons 6 (+1) and the attacker Weapons 3. But my carrier was destroyed! The star was left with 12 ships.
In the past I’ve always dropped all ships onto a star rather than keep them on a Carrier. Should I now keep all ships on the carrier instead? That’s difficult as in a turn based game extra ships are added to the star, not the Carrier. Hey Jay what’s the answer?