While deploying fleets, the first player must deploy their flagship before deploying any other ships. Their flagship must overlap the station, even if the flagship extends beyond their deployment zone. The first player cannot deploy any ship at a speed greater than half of that ships maximum speed (rounded up).
After deploying fleets, the second player places 3 facedown command dials in a stack on this card.
Special Rule: At the start of the Ship Phase during the first, second, and third rounds, the second player reveals the top command dial on this card, and each of the first player's ships gains a raid token matching that dial.
Rules Clarification Edit
During setup, the station can be placed beyond or overlapping the first player’s deployment zone.
While deploying fleets, if the first player’s flagship is a huge ship, it must overlap the station and also touch that player’s edge, if able. If that flagship cannot meet both restrictions, it must be placed overlapping the station with its rear hull zone as close as possible to that player’s edge.
Source: FAQ 5.1.1; 2020/03/09