The Cardassian player opted to deploy on the left hand side of the table. The Federation player decided to deploy his ships on a 45 degree angle in keeping with the spirit of the scenario, feeling that his ships would be in a search pattern as the Cardassians emerged from the depth of the asteroid field.
Cardassians have the Initiative.
Cardassians move forward in accordance with their battle plan. The Hideki's, which are both agile and fast, head directly for the USS Hood hoping to quickly take out the Federation command ship.
As all ships were still out of weapons range the turn effectively came to an abrupt end as both sides close in on each other.