Hi all, a couple sure to be easy questions for the pros.
1) When aircraft attack a region with ant-aircraft (AA) guns, do the AA guns get only one round of attack which is during opening fire? The rulebook says 'return them to the game board', but if the attacker chooses to press the attack, do the AA guns come back out in combat round 2 for another crack at 'opening fire'.?
2) On the heels of (1) above, the battle board shows anti-aircraft defending at 1. Does that only happen if the AA didn't fire in the opening fire phase, or do they get to take part in the ground defense as well?
3) The rulebook says carriers have the special ability 'fighter defense' and can choose fighters as casualties instead of the carrier. Are the fighters considered part of the defense too with the ability to use their defense factor of 4 during 'defending units fire'?
Maybe I'm just reading too much into the rules and making this harder than it should be.
Thanks in advance for any responses!